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zuki4x4chick
03-10-2004, 11:16 AM
What is the best and most effective way to extend a driveshaft??
Do it myself? Or send it out? Anyone know if it will vibrate like a SOB???

91' Tracker w/33's warn 8000, roof rack, snorkel, Rancho 9000's, Sammy front axle SAS complete WOO HOOO *Suzuki's continue to impress the non-beleivers*
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Jeepnut
03-10-2004, 11:23 AM
Do it your self.....Put it in a bench vice and pull.....[11]

zuki4x4chick
03-10-2004, 11:34 AM
I didn't ask for smart ass comment[1d]

91' Tracker w/33's warn 8000, roof rack, snorkel, Rancho 9000's, Sammy front axle SAS complete WOO HOOO *Suzuki's continue to impress the non-beleivers*
-Pirate 4x4

u-can-2
03-10-2004, 11:35 AM
You can gets spacers made, get it extended at a shop like Drivelines, or if it's a front only, you can make one out of square tubing. Sound crazy, I know, but lots of people have been doing it and it seems to work. IMO, the best would be to extend it at a shop. It's the most expensive, but depending on the shop, it'll be guaranteed not to vibrate. I have spacers (which are good incase I ever junk the shaft on a rock) and I've had no problems with the shaft vibrating (just the rest of the truck...;)). If you're at all entertaining the idea of square tubing, check with some Toyota guys. I know quite a few of em have done it. I wouldn't attempt to drive really fast in 4 wheel drive with a square front shaft though....

Rich.[3]

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u-can-2
03-10-2004, 11:38 AM
Or you could cut it in half and zap strap it back together with a Budweiser can in the middle. Strong like bull ???[xx(][xx(]

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Jeepnut
03-10-2004, 12:04 PM
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Jeepnut
03-10-2004, 12:11 PM
Oh ya if you want I can get you a phone # for a place in POCO that did my drive shafts.....Let me know.

mista fitz
03-10-2004, 12:49 PM
in my opinion, this is the place to go:

Coast Powertrain Limited
420 Canfor Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L5G2
(604) 520-6125
(604) 520-6003 (fax)
(800) 663-5358 (toll-free)

they made me a new front driveshaft cheap, and used same u-joints as the rear, so I only had to carry 1 or 2 of the same u-joints for spares - they can piece it together however you want it, and because its so short, no real need to balance...

Jeepnut
03-10-2004, 01:06 PM
Yup thats were I had mine done...Good call

ROCKDONKEY
03-10-2004, 05:56 PM
Im runnin a square driveshaft, aslong as you keep it greased and its built right, for $150 or cheaper if you do it yourself, you cant go wrong. I have had mine up to 70km before it really started to vibrate badly

pumpkin
03-10-2004, 06:24 PM
I make my own and the don't virate.If you need to make it longer,find another shaft that is the same diameter and cut and weld your ends in.

FU Toolbag
03-10-2004, 06:36 PM
Is it a tube shaft or a solid shaft?

I've built my own out of spares for the tubed ones, but the solid ones from my lj/sj I had some dom heavywall tubing that I encouraged to go over the shaft ends and welded them up. No real vibrations, mind you, noone could really tell, Most of the time my tires aren't ballanced either. Run em at 5-10 pounds, who needs ballancing.

OKOR[f]
Actuall 4X4'er
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sj-x 500
03-10-2004, 09:03 PM
i got my shafts cut down in town at a-1 machine, they're spicer certified, did a good job too.

okor, as for balancing, i agree why bother with weights that get tosses in the mud. i run a few liters of glycol in mine :D

84 sj410 with 16v w/EFI, auto 4-spd, 4.63 gears, 14 inches wider then stock, 31x10.50 mickey thompson baja claws, 6 + inches of lift
broken u-joint count: 2

currently running on: p185/60/r15 winter tires... god it looks dumb.

barracuda
03-10-2004, 09:56 PM
Cut sleeve and weld . if its the front i wouldnt worry to much about balancing. Spacers work well especially on low power applications like a Zuchini:D

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sj-x 500
03-11-2004, 07:37 AM
nly thing about a spacer, it increases your u-joint working angle, makes em pop more often.

84 sj410 with 16v w/EFI, auto 4-spd, 4.63 gears, 14 inches wider then stock, 31x10.50 mickey thompson baja claws, 6 + inches of lift
broken u-joint count: 2

currently running on: p185/60/r15 winter tires... god it looks dumb.

zuki4x4chick
03-11-2004, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys!!!!!!!:D

91' Tracker w/33's warn 8000, roof rack, snorkel, Rancho 9000's, Sammy front axle SAS complete WOO HOOO *Suzuki's continue to impress the non-beleivers*
-Pirate 4x4