shortening a factory driveshaft

Old 08-12-2012, 03:49 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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should hold up fine... get the HD u-joints put in it too :wink:
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fast75vega
should hold up fine... get the HD u-joints put in it too :wink:
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:35 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2012, 07:33 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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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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