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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Super extending driveshafts...

Hey, I'm about to embarke on a radical suspension project for the zook and I need a super-dee-duper extending front driveshaft. I need one to yield about 22" of slip yoke. Does anyone know who will build a good custom driveshaft for the least amount of dough?

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Pillard,

Vasquez mechanic and welding here near me Just built my buddy an 18" slip yoke shaft for his CJ 7 for 200.00
email me and I will get you a phone #

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Re: Super extending driveshafts...

howdy,
you can try www.zukisouth.com they sell the Darn Good Driveshafts. or check out www.rocky-road.com they sell a driveshaft that is good up to a 14" lift for $300 bucks. but the best idea is to talk to so welding shops by you that can weld some up for you. i went with yota fronts and rears for mine.

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Not to bust on you JIMZUKI but the DGD driveshafts only offer like 6" of slip and RRO's new KAD shafts offer 10" of slip. 22" is definitley going to be custom. What kind of radical suspension are you designing?

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try the square tubing drive shafts i know they work great for pto shaft on tractors

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Well, I've been doin' some investigating, and I've decided to incorporate my buggy-leafs with Porter's design for XS-parts. Tractor front-end, with the buggies in shackle-reversal configuration. Guarunteed to yeild incredible results, provded you have the shocks, brakelines, and slip-yokes to handle it.

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Re: Super extending driveshafts...

22" of travel on a driveshaft means the front end would have to drop 44" (assuming 45 degree angle). For it to drop that far, you would have to be high centered for both axle shafts to drop. For one side to drop, I can do some calculations (I love math), but I doubt you'd need 22" of travel.

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The real difference is that you will get the DGD driveshaft before you die!
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Re: Super extending driveshafts...

You're right, but the added spline length greatly increases the strength of the driveshaft at maximum extension. Since I'll be running long buggies in S/R config, the axle will rotate away from the d-shaft in articulation, so it needs quite a bit of length to it.

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heeey perry, it'd be a lot cheaper to build a stronger driveshaft with a shorter 6 to 8" slip yoke. you'll never use 22". you will encounter u-joint bind way before that. you're real close as it is. i would get a 2" extended slip yoke from trail tough and beef up the long part of you're driveshaft. also , if you reverse the x cess parts arms to shackle reversal, after about 8 " drop you're pinion will be pointed at mexico!! i got a buddy building my intermediate shaft out of schedule 40 pipe. he made one for the rear of his cj-7 with 400 + hp and 1-ton axles with 39" boggers, and it will not break!!! gimme a ring, he'll probably build ya one fer cheap>

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