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Old 06-26-2009, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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52's up front and how much slip needed in front driveshaft???

I am doing a 52 swap into my 89 Jimmy. How much slip do I need in my front driveshaft? I have a shaft with about 5-6 inches of slip. I need to know if I should have that retubed or have a long travel splined shaft made? I have about 25 inches of spline for my rear shaft.
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No one can tell you how much slip you need. Every truck is different. Flex the damn thing out and start measuring. I will say that you're probably going to want around 10" of slip. Either way you need to bust out the tape measure. The rear shaft only uses a few inches of slip due to the differential being centered. Rip that shit out of the rear shaft and build your front shaft with the long spline section. Use stock front slip for rear shaft.
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thats exactly the info that I wanted. Thanks. I didn't need exact measurements, I just wanted to know which direction I needed to go.
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Ended up having a HAD shaft built, couldn't rework the stocker.
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glenn, wheres the pics at?

and I vote square tube shaft.
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52's up front properly set up will pop a stock drive shaft slip apart no problem. Why you would need 25" of spline in the rear is beyond me though. The front needs it because the shackles are closer to the t-case than the fixed end, therefore the diff pulls away, opening the shaft. The rear shackles are farther from the t-case than the fixed end, there fore as the diff droops it moves closer to the t-case, and very minimal slip is required.

Use your long spline up front, and use a stocker in the rear.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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glenn, wheres the pics at?

and I vote square tube shaft.

I will put some pics up of the tranny and range box I bought from you and the doubler I got from another guy on the board. Let me get them uploaded.

I do have a square shaft to use as a spare. I am going to put the splined one up front and have one made for the rear. All are double cardan style by the t case. I will just go to Inland Empire Driveline and get the rear done.


Excuse the ignorance but what is a HAD shaft?
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High Angle Driveline. onetoncv on here.
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Look it up. highangledriveline.com

Builds some worldwide nuclear holocaust-proof driveshafts.
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Just didn't know the abreviation. I have seen alot of stuff from Jess. If I get one made from scratch, I will have him do it. If I get mine modified, I can take it 3 miles to Inland Empire. I do really like his stuff though.
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In many cases a 12 " slip works well we run 3-4" of compression and 8-9 " of extention- Jess
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Jess, I tried to PM you for a quote with shipping for the driveshaft we talked about for the rear.
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I bought mine from Jess. 1410 joints 42* CV with 12" slip.





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The shaft I have in the rear is for the front. It has small u-joints and a heck of alot of spline. I will be sending it to Jess when I have the money to get new ends on it for bigger joints. For now I am going to order a nice new shaft for the rear and start saving for the front to get done. Thanks everyone for your help and input.
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