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Old May 18th, 2022, 05:31
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I looked at my driveshaft at Winterfest since my rear was broken. Turns out the front looks more like a jump rope with all the slop in the splines. Being a 5 speed my front shaft is shorter, so the only logical solution here is to chop my inner fenders and stretch my axle out 2" to fit an auto driveshaft

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Old May 18th, 2022, 06:54
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I looked at my driveshaft at Winterfest since my rear was broken. Turns out the front looks more like a jump rope with all the slop in the splines. Being a 5 speed my front shaft is shorter, so the only logical solution here is to chop my inner fenders and stretch my axle out 2" to fit an auto driveshaft

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Sounds like the logical solution!
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Old May 18th, 2022, 12:59
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I looked at my driveshaft at Winterfest since my rear was broken. Turns out the front looks more like a jump rope with all the slop in the splines. Being a 5 speed my front shaft is shorter, so the only logical solution here is to chop my inner fenders and stretch my axle out 2" to fit an auto driveshaft

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That sounds like a good plan!
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Old May 18th, 2022, 19:34
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don't forget about steering and track bar
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Old May 19th, 2022, 02:41
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Yea, steering is gonna be the bitch. I made my new track bar bracket specifically for this, but not quite sure how everything is gonna fit til i cycle the suspension. My flex joints are almost all the way in, set that up on purpose to give me plenty of room to push it out. Mainly need more room to clear the 37s

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Old May 20th, 2022, 12:24
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I looked at my driveshaft at Winterfest since my rear was broken. Turns out the front looks more like a jump rope with all the slop in the splines. Being a 5 speed my front shaft is shorter, so the only logical solution here is to chop my inner fenders and stretch my axle out 2" to fit an auto driveshaft

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Or a doubler, and stretch the rear.
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Old May 22nd, 2022, 09:01
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Old May 22nd, 2022, 17:18
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Or a doubler, and stretch the rear.
That was the first plan, then that got expensive in my head. 4 speed D300 with 2.72 gears would be ideal but that's $4k+. 231/300 doubler seems like a real pain. I did see a guy on IG just toss an ecobox in front a 231, but Idk if it'll handle the torque, plus no twin stick. Also, probably need to redesign my trans crossmember to clear driveshaft droop. Rear is getting stretched regardless, just not sure if it's worth moving back my leafs or waiting longer to link it

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Old May 25th, 2022, 09:06
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Old May 26th, 2022, 08:25
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Buying this
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Old May 29th, 2022, 11:55
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Just finished the lift on the 98. Right about three inches. ACOS with upcountry coils, rebuilt RE control arms, knockoff JKS discoes, often overloaded 3.5" leafs from 99.
It already had Rancho 9000s so I made extensions for the fronts and moved the axle mounts up in the rear. Also did the rear main seal and oil filter adapter orings,
so no more oil leaks, for now



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