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    shortening a factory driveshaft

    have a 64.5 x4 inch alum shaft out of my dsl pickup and am wondering if it will hold up to getting it shortend up 7inches to the same length i have in my s10 now. not a lot of pwer now, but want room to get more hp later.

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    should hold up fine... get the HD u-joints put in it too :wink:
    GOOD PARTS AREN'T CHEAP AND CHEAP PARTS ARE NEVER GOOD.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast75vega
    should hold up fine... get the HD u-joints put in it too :wink:
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    thanks for the replies. now just have to check the driveshaft shop that made my last one to se if they do aluminum ones or not. by good joints, should i get the spicer solids(that i usually use) or can i use the precision brand. i see they are owned by moog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sds10racer
    thanks for the replies. now just have to check the driveshaft shop that made my last one to se if they do aluminum ones or not. by good joints, should i get the spicer solids(that i usually use) or can i use the precision brand. i see they are owned by moog.
    as long as they dont have the grease fittings.... that usually the weak point and where they fail
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    i agree. this is goin to be a winter time change as I've not been doing any racing as my puller engine went down.


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