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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

I am sure I have brought this up before, but since there are so many new people on the board, I am bringing it up.

How many of you that have a lifted samurai 6inches of lift and can run their samurai 45-50 mph in 4wd with no vibs?

reason being, I still have the stock front shaft and get quite the vibs if I go over 15mph in 4wd.

This last snow storm is a perfect example when I want to have the ability to use 4wd at higher than 15, 25, maybe up to 40 mph.

What shaft did you end up with that resolved this?

Did you just used a regular shaft with the High Angle u-joints?

or did you put a dual cardigan cv shaft in? if you did this, did you have to cut your knuckles and turn the axel? (which by the way I don't want to do)


if you did something else to be able to drive your lifted samurai in 4wd at 45+mph, what did you do?

I was toying with using a booted CV (birfield) type creation shaft for the front. someone did that or was talking about it, but had some issues with the boot, was going to fix it and sell them, what ever happened to that?

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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs

the spoa samurais i have done have all had front end vibrations when in 4-hi going even 30 mph. i have only tried d-shaft spacers and different pinion angles and the vibs remain. i don't spend much cash on samurais so i never looked at custom shafts.

the samurai i am putting together now is gonna be spring under so i can drive it at highway speeds in 4-hi, which i know you are not supposed to do according to suzuki...but oh well.
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

I use a stock shaft 1 inch spacer (t case side) 2 inch extended slip yoke (trail tough) I regularly lock my hubs and drive 55 - 65 to the trails it does vibrate but not very badly at 45 I wouldnt even worry about it (on mine)

SPOA on wranglers front axle moved 1 inch forward.

the stock shaft will work if the splines are good it isnt bent,and the u joints are good.
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

Basic spoa? 4.5 inches? + the wrangler springs, that should put you right around 6 inches, is that what you figure to?

my front axel is moved forward one inch too.

I'll give brent a call, thanks
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

you have to make sure the front driveshaft, pinion, front t-case output angles are correct and fall within 0-1*. I bet I've explained it before .. lemme check the archive


here is the link to the last time I explained about the proper driveshaft angles.

http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/s...Number=1201464
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs

I have the Calmini 5" Spua and finally resolved the vibes with a CV type DS. It worked great. I wiped out my front TC Bearing
before I got around to installing it though. I had vibes at 15 mph right up to 45 mph. I wouldn't recommend driving it like this as it will eventually wipe out your TC bearings & gears.
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

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Basic spoa? 4.5 inches? + the wrangler springs, that should put you right around 6 inches, is that what you figure to?

my front axel is moved forward one inch too.

I'll give brent a call, thanks

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that would be corect but you might have problems clearing the crossmember though mine clears fine others hit with a stock slip yoke.
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

I have the CV style in the front, works like a charm.
I also have one for the rear. I got one of the early ones.
They work great up to 65 mph (on the rear).
Then they pop or blow the boot.
I don't think that issue has ever been solved.
But they are fine in the front.
I have had mine up front for over five years.
I just wish the 65 mph issue could be solved.
That CV shaft in the rear was/is smooth (up to 65).
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

I tried to reply to your message, but your in box is full.
You can eather e-mail me or make some room.
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Re: Lifted Sam, Front Shaft, High Speeds, no vibs ???

I keep deleting and as soon as I log back in my box is too full, I think they keep lowering the limit of messages you can have, LOL

there should be room, and I will email you.
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