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Old 04-13-2008, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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rubi axles into a 97 tj front driveshaft??

got the axles installed and all done but my front driveshaft is so long. has anybody ran into this problem?? if so what did u do? its about an 1 1/2 to 2 inches to long.
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Take it to a driveshaft shop and have them shorten it. should only cost 50-100 bucks.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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didnt know if a rubi shaft was the same or shorter or longer. i can get one for real cheap if it would solve my problem.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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got the axles installed and all done but my front driveshaft is so long. has anybody ran into this problem?? if so what did u do? its about an 1 1/2 to 2 inches to long.
Sounds like you removed a Dana 30; the Dana 44 has a longer pinion, making your d'shaft too long.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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thats what i figured. guess ill take it to the driveline shop. where do u measure from so i can just take the shaft in or should i just take the jeep down there? never had to have a shaft cut down
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Call the shop and ask them what measurements they need. Most likely from from center to center of your u-joints.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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thanks. ill be calling them first thing tom
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Of course you could just chop out 2" and reweld. That's what I did (buddy has a chop saw and welder). I have waggy front and hubs, so balance isn't a big deal.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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bro your missin what this is.... its a sign to streatch the front to compensate!
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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ya ill be stretching it next winter when i put my hp 60 and 14 bolt in. doing a motor swap at the same time. ill have the 4.0 shot by winter. i found out a friend knows a friend that works at a driveline shop and he cut it down for nothing.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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x2 on front stretch -
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