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i sprung over my 79 cj-5 with 2.5" lift springs. It has a t150/dana20 combo and a dana44 out back. when i measured the length from the t-case yoke to the yoke on the axle it came out to 22.75". when i measured the length of my current CV driveshaft it measures out at about 23" fully extended. however when i try to attache the driveshaft it is about 2" to short. can anyone explain to me what i am doing wrong? or why it wont fit..... <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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learn how to use a measuring tape... <IMG SRC="smilies/emb.gif" border="0">
 

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I would say that the ds is not extending. When they are compressed they create a suction in the spline tube and they are hard to extend back out. Try to get more leverage on it or remove the grease fitting to relieve the pressure.

Either that or you need to learn how to read a tape measure as stated above. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Newbie, busting on a newbie. That's pretty funny and <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> to both of you.
 

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he was posting it for me actually, i figured it out though, i didnt take into account that the length of cv joint was not directly added into the length of the driveshaft, one of those a^2+b^2=c^2 kinda deals.

22.25" long rear driveshaft. Pretty good for a cj5
 

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the slip wont slide out anymore, because the dust seal wont get further than the splines on the stub. the splines are about 2 inches long, so there is your problem, get it lengthened
 
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