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Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

I just installed a 3/4" driveshaft spacer on my front shaft. It appears that there is only app. 3/4" till the shaft bottoms out. Spidertrax's intructions say that there should be at least 3/4" of spline not engaged. My question is, is the 3/4" till bottoming too close for comfort?
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Re: Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

With stocl springs and spoa, adding a 7/8 spacer also leaves 3/4 " Spline showing on the front driveshaft. this is what AkChris and I am doing also. Have someone stand on the bumper and jump up and down on it. Watch the splines on the shaft. You will see that the shaft does not move more than 5/8" with stock SPOA springs. Make sure that the rig bottoms out when it is getting jumped on. Maybe unhook one end of the shocks?
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Re: Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

It should be fine, think about the arc being non S/R as the weight goes down the fron pushes outward so you are actualy pulling it apart.
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Re: Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

I should have made mention of this, I am SPUA with S/R & RUF. I relocated the front axle more forward.....In my case, it will want to compress the shaft......
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Re: Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

I bet if you check travel, you will be OK. The rear springs don't have that much positive arch. The axle will only move back a little before the spring flattens out, then goes negative, and moves the axle forward again.
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Re: Front Driveshaft Compression ??.......

Ok, then it will compress but I think 3/4" would still be ok..
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