Drive shaft max length??

Discussion in 'Shop - Driveline' started by RyanWiW, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. RyanWiW

    RyanWiW Member

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    torrance, ca
    Does anyone know what the maximum length of a one piece drive shaft can be. I just put a 302 with a turbo400 in a 96 tacoma and would like to run a one piece slip shaft. The shaft would have to be about 62" long. if this is too long, i have to run a two piece which will increase plunge and operating angles. Any ideas would be helpfull!
  2. Samco Fab

    Samco Fab Well-Known Member

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    Reno NV
    I have seen a couple of V8 Rangers run driveshafts that are at least that long ( if not a foot longer) with no problems. You probably want to run a bit larger than normal diameter to get the strength and rigidity, at least a 3" diameter.
  3. Jess@HighAngle

    Jess@HighAngle Member

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    Paradise , California
    A 3 1/2 tube may be best - Jess

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