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toy 2wd driveshaft related

sam_i

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For those of you who drive 2wd toyota trucks (with increased suspension travel in the rear). Do you stick to the original 2wd driveshaft or swap it out for a 4wd version with a slip joint?

If the swap is the prefered way to go, would the 4wd shaft just bolt on to the 3rd memebr flange and the transmission or would i have to swap flanges for 4wd ones as well?

I have increased travel in the back (12") and have mounted 52" leafs such that the rear axel is in exactly the OEM position. I dont believe the 2wd shaft is limiting my compression travel, but wanted to check for ideas as i have the rear end apart (again!).

thanks
samir

"..... damn Jimmy, that some ass good coffee"
 

drtdevil93

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the 2wd driveshaft doesnt limit the travel when done properly. my new rear setup up, with a new spring we are working on, will put out around 24" travel, and i have no plans of changing driveshafts. and with my current setup, while playing with it one night, i got it to cycle 22" and the driveshaft location was perfect. remember it has a slip joint, of sorts, at the trans.

erik
 

sam_i

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thanks eric - i just wanted to hear that from someone else.

24" with leaf springs?! You should post some pics when you're done.

samir

"..... damn Jimmy, that some ass good coffee"
 

drtdevil93

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hold on guys, i have to put them on my truck and get all the bugs out before we try to sell them. im running in mdr either 7 or 14 next season, i just hope i can get it ready in time for ridgecrest.

erik
 
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