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Maelthra
10-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Every time I chuck out a U-joint I end up destroying my Steady Bearing as well. Now that I am finally going to get bigger U-joints, is it better to have a solid driveshaft with a slip shaft from the transfer case to the rear axle, or keep the two shafts with a steady bearing?

Zukibuggy
10-18-2010, 11:23 AM
screw the steady bearing. nuthin but issues

nuff said

Apathy
10-18-2010, 11:32 AM
get a single shaft with teh slip IN the shaft. Ditch the Carrier bearing (silly canadians calling it a steady bearing).
Just make sure your angles are good.

Happypants
10-18-2010, 05:03 PM
[stupid]

RCCruiser
10-18-2010, 05:36 PM
get a single shaft with teh slip IN the shaft. Ditch the Carrier bearing (silly canadians calling it a steady bearing).
Just make sure your angles are good.
Silly Americans...
A carrier bearing is in the axle. There's two of them. It holds the carrier, which holds the ring gear, along with your locker. ;)

TWOZEROFOUR
10-18-2010, 06:47 PM
HANGER BEARING [36]

Maelthra
10-18-2010, 10:39 PM
ok, second question:

The truck is a crew cab shortbox. Will a single driveshaft be too long?

4skin
10-19-2010, 12:26 AM
there is a formula length to required diameter
not shure what it is though
what type of truck the dodge?

Maelthra
10-19-2010, 01:00 AM
Its a 1 ton Crew Cab Short box 4x4.

4skin
10-19-2010, 01:18 AM
yea thats geting pretty long my ford 4x4 crew short box had a one piece rear but it had a remote t case front and rear shafts were same length
hey light bulb above head put a remote t case behind factory t case double low range nice front drive shaft angle nice rear drive shaft angle and no 2 piece rear shaft with a rubber isolated bearing ready to start flailing around lol

Apathy
10-19-2010, 07:59 AM
Silly Americans...
A carrier bearing is in the axle. There's two of them. It holds the carrier, which holds the ring gear, along with your locker. ;)

that TOO is a carrier bearing.

just a different type, kinda like different wheel bearings..:D

pumpkin
10-19-2010, 12:55 PM
I'll go with hanger bearing for $200 Alex..