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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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cv driveshaft?

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is it possible to add a cv to a stock sammi driveshaft? i just hate to buy a new driveshafts for the front and rear after i have all ready had a local shop lengthen them for me. i just need to do something about these bad vibs i have.



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I switched to a Toyota cv-joint for the vibration and the fact that the u-joints are so much bigger and stronger. The driveline place can use your shaft, but I think it will have to be shortened because the cv is longer than the single u-joint style. I read a "how to" and it only cost $200 for both ends (rear shaft only) to be converted to Toyota. If you wiegh that against what converting your Zuk will cost, it probably isn't much of a difference. I remember somewhat of a problem with the flanges but not much. If you want the article I read, I can find it.

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Re: cv driveshaft?

One thing to be aware of with a CV shaft is that the diff needs to point directly towards the transfer case. Right now I have a CV shaft that isn't pointed directly at the case and I get a lot of vibration from it. I'm probably just going to put in a standard u-joint type because I don't want to have to deal with cutting the spring over brackets and shock mounts off and re-weld them on (I would need to adjust the pinion angle 10-12 degrees).


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Re: cv driveshaft?

howdy,
rite now i am useing a shim to get the rite angle, that is to point the axle at the t-case. but now i'm wondering if i should scrap this idea and go back to the stock angles.



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I wasn't told that about the pinion angle. Mine is almost straight because my springs are sacked out, but the vibration got bad when it got straighter. I'm putting new springs in, so I'll let you know if the vibration changes with the pinion angle.

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Re: cv driveshaft?

howdy,
tomarrow i'm going to take my front drive shaft off. then drive my sammi. so if the vibs continue then i know it in the rear. but if the are still there i'm taken the shims out, and drive it again. the weird thing is i did the lifts on both of my sammi at the same time. and the sammi that i love, drive the most, and mudd is the one with the vib problem. i think the t-case arms are bad. looks like time to get bill forests bucket.



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I don't think you need to remove the front driveshaft. If the hubs are unlocked, the drive shaft shouldn't turn. Those t-case mounts could be it. Also, when you test drive, does the vibration go away if you put it in nuetral?

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Re: cv driveshaft?

You should be able to add a CV to your stock shaft, but I paid $250 just for a stock Toyota CV to rebuild my shaft. It might be cheaper to buy a new CV shaft from one of the aftermarket suppliers. You do have to angle your rear pinion towards the T-case to avoid vibrations, just fixed mine yesterday with custom 6% shims.

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Re: cv driveshaft - what is it?

what exactly is a cv driveshaft?

i know it has to do with the ujoints (or lack thereof?) but whats so special about them? are these the same type of joints used in FWD cars and the front of IFS chevy's?

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Re: cv driveshaft?

Hey Jeff,

where'd you pick up those 6* shims? I was looking at mine again last night and I think that might do it. I wasn't thinking correctly on my first assessment - I was looking purely at the degree difference, not that the flange will also move upwards making the driveshaft degree lessen.

It also helps that we are running VERY similar setups in the rear. I think the only difference is I'm running 6 leafs in the rear (much better).


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