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Rear D-Shaft Spacer Needed ??.......

Just did some measuring on my rear d-shaft. Static, it's 20 .5 inches long (flange to flange). Using a spare d-shaft, the collapsed measurement is 19". Should I be using a 3/4" spacer?
I'm SPUA with Rancho CJ (2 1/2" lift) fronts in the rear (removed 1 leaf) with Calmini shackles. I'm guessing I have more than 4" of lift in the rear....
Any ideas?
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Re: Rear D-Shaft Spacer Needed ??.......

Crow,
If the static length is 20.5 and you stick a spacer in
there, you will only have 3/4" compression. Is that enough
or will be punching out your u-joint.
If you determine you need one, I have one left over when
I went to the toyota shafts.
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Re: Rear D-Shaft Spacer Needed ??.......

I might take you up on it. PM me with details and how much you want for it....
As I figure it, when the suspemsion is compressed, the driveshaft expands via the spring elongating & shackle swinging out. Droop might be different, but I'm guessing whatever the suspension does (in the rear) that d-shaft compression is minimal.......
(In my best Dennis Miller voice)... That said, I could be wrong.......
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Re: Rear D-Shaft Spacer Needed ??.......

I found an article about Trail Tough's extended yoke and it
has some information about compression.
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/ttyokes.htm
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