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Old August 19th, 2011, 20:08
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added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

ideas?

I had 3" leafs and stock shackles...

still have 3" 3" leafs and above listed stuff too...

ideas?
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Old August 19th, 2011, 21:07
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

The longer shackles and relocation brackets tilt the pinion angle more towards the transfercase output and probably shifted the axle just a smidge forward.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 21:19
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

I guess I could relocate the mounting hole on the leaf spring pad on the axle
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Old August 20th, 2011, 17:15
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

so should i just unbolt the axle and move the spring pad bolt hole forward an 1"?
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

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added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long? ?
Rather unlikely. The front leaf spring pockets didn't get moved did they ? Then the axle is in the same location as before. The pinion may be tilted slightly higher, but that wouldn't call for any change in the drive shaft length.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 19:15
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

it is way closer now... that is all I know
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

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The front leaf spring pockets didn't get moved did they ?
Check that first.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 00:25
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Check that first.
shackles and relocation boxes go in the back of the spring... there is no reason to check...
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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:27
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

I know my angles are out of whack though

t case fill plug is 81.5 and pinion is 87.5

any ideas?

I have a 2 shim in there still... I could flip it around and it would lower the pinion 4 (or was it a 3?)
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

I know my angles are out of whack though

t case fill plug is 81.5 and pinion is 87.5

any ideas?

I have a 2 shim in there still... I could flip it around and it would lower the pinion 4 (or was it a 3?)
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

try just taking the shim out all together and see how that works out for ya.
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

Did you take the leaf's completely out?
Maybe you put them in backwards.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:44
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

put the leafs in backward? no that would move the leaves back, stretching the wheel base close to 6"
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:56
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

Sorry, I read it wrong. For some reason I thought you said your shaft wouldn't reach.
Dropping the mounting location for the leaf should rotate the axle down. Like others said, that could mean a shorter effective distance. How far off is it?
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 13:35
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Re: added 1.5" shackles & shackle relocation boxes now rear SYE Dshaft is too long?

about a 1/2" from fully compressed
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