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Long Travel Driveshaft / Slip Joints

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by rzimm001, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    rzimm001

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    What are the options and what is going to be the best bang for the buck.

    So far I've heard of:

    1. Using a Tacoma 4x4 axle on a prerunner.
    2. Cutting the pre-runner axle and installing a slip joint (what slip joint is best?)
    3. Going to a one piece drive shaft. (Heard this is not recommended)

    Also what is the story with balancing the driveshaft after installing a long slip joint. Is it necessary no matter what you purchase? What carrier bearing upgrade is good?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    i've got a one-piece but we'll see how that holds up
     
  3. Oct 11, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Tacorunner87

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    To much to list!
    If your going to stick with a 2pc driveshaft stick with the factory carrier bearing unless you go to a more custom setup more like a pillow block bearing which Iv seen done. Just dont know how well they hold up But most aftermarket carrier bearings dont hold up as well as the factory one.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    two piece drivelive is recommended due to clearance issues. one piece hangs down lower. also the two piece is more secure, the front portion has little movement while the rear section has a high clearance and no issues in movent. i would get a 8" slip yoke installed, and balanced if you get a 4x4 drivine, its not the same length.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    So having an aftermarket slip yoke added is definitely something a shop will have to do?

    At what travel is it absolutely necessary to modify the driveline. Mike's SUA only pulls 15 inches.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Talk to Jereel about the slip and i don't know about the second question. Slip you can't do yourself, see if you have a local driveline place around you.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Are the Tom Woods Drive Shafts still recommended?

    Another recommendation I got today was inland driveline. They gave me a rough quote of $400 to modify the old shaft. These people came highly recommended by a local.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    I hear tom woods are good but when i called them they were dicks so i moded my driveshaft. Jereel charged 350
     
  9. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    i picked mine up for $300
     
  10. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    from?? not that i care but just sayin for others.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    i picked it up new from a member on TN 2 years ago who bought it in a group buy but didnt want it anymore, but i should have added to my post that its been great so far with my 3" rear
     
  12. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    stock rear you will not have problems, lt the rear and see how she goes. Aaron why don't you drive your truck into downtown? i used to drive mine all the time.
     
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    Parking = at least $90 a month
    Gas = at least $100 a month

    vs

    Bus = $75 - $37.5 company public transport compensation = $37.5 a month

    = over $160 worth a savings per month
     
  14. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    public transportaion = but secks with the crazy's. no thanks. get a bike.
     
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    riding a bike equals butt secks with the bike, plus i insist on a condom with the crazies
     
  16. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    condom's it is.:D
     
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    website isn't too helpful since he's really into jeep stuff but i'll give him a call tomorrow. $300 is definitely fair. How long did he need your truck for?
     
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    heres where i go for my stuff...excellent service, does work for many of the top TT, class1 teams and the price is right..my last retube costed 240.00

    http://www.drivelinesinc.com/
     
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    that price might be an Engage discount, they did my driveshaft while the truck was in the shop getting the rear done but maybe 2 days i would guess. Give them a call and see if Tom's place can get it done. Shop around.
     
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