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Old 05-26-2016, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Skinny driveshaft for clearance help!

Im building a buggy and the driveshaft clearance to my front upper 4 link arm is very tight. I need about 12 inches of the shaft to be necked down to 1" diameter to clear the arm and bracket. I was considering getting a piece of solid chromoly bar and sleeving it at both ends so I could weld it into the 2" diameter shaft.
Am I crazy for thinking this is a good idea or is it going to bite me out on the trail. I'm Running a 5.3l roughly 325hp 4l60e trans 241c t case and 513 gears on 39" tires
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd rather use a 2pc shaft.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd rather use a 2pc shaft.
I agree but in this particular vehicle it is not very feasible
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree but in this particular vehicle it is not very feasible
OK then how about some more information and a picture
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i have a pretty skinny one to clear my starter in my jeep buggy. I think its 1.5 though. only broke it once in that spot. Broke the CV a few times.
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we sell a 1.25 .188 wall shaft thats double cardigian style for 280 and has a longer than stock slip yoke
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This is basically what needs to happen but alot beefier
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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give it a go, most important thing is to get some serious heat into that piece if youre welding 2 inch bar
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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we sell a 1.25 .188 wall shaft thats double cardigian style for 280 and has a longer than stock slip yoke
You guys are local to me. I know the shaft i pictured above is buildable but do you think it will be reliable?
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