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Front Drive shaft options

Hello guys, i tried searching but came up with nothing. i have a 95 f250. i put a dana 60 under it and a 6'' lift. my driveshaft is too steep of an angle and starts vibrating at 40 kmph. i had it for a year like this and its time for a change. Right now the driveshaft is the stock f250 and is darn near completely compressed once its on my truck. I measured the distance from yoke to yoke and came up with a measurement of 42''s i was under the impression that the f350 driveshaft with the double cardon joint will fit length wise, is this true? or do i need a custom built driveshaft.

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I too am searching this subject. Going from stock TTB Dana 50 on a 1996 F250 to a ball joint 1997 D60 with stock F350 springs. Later on I would like to do superduty springs and a RSK kit, but not right away.

Will my stock driveshaft work for now with the D60 and stock 97 springs up front?

My truck has a ZF5 speed, not auto. I've seen some discussion of the front driveshaft being differnt length for the different transmissions. Is that true?

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Yes, front driveshaft length varies based on transmission. But a front driveshaft from an F350 with a ZF5 should fit a Dana 50 retrofitted F250 with a ZF5.
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I will be making the switch soon from my D50 to a D60. I made a specific point to collect the D60 front drive shaft with the double cardon joint as I have read in many places that the D50 shaft will fit and work but causes vibrations about 40mph that the D60 shaft with its double joint does not have.

The front drive shaft will be the last thing I address during the swap, as I can do that another weekend. Because this also requires the yoke on the transfer case to also be swapped from the D60 donor vehicle.

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Yes, front driveshaft length varies based on transmission. But a front driveshaft from an F350 with a ZF5 should fit a Dana 50 retrofitted F250 with a ZF5.
This is incorrect, the flange on the T-case will be the incorrect one.

To the OP, what year is you truck? Or if you know if your T-case is a 1356 or a 4407

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I wasn't the OP but I have a 4407. I purchased a F-350 shaft from a ZF 5 truck with the double cardan joint.

Now I need a pitman arm from a f350 and the yoke for the front of my t case.
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The double cardan joint yolks for a 4407 can be hard to find. There is a company on eBay selling reproductions for $150 I think

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I swapped in a stock 95 f350 axle on my 97 f250 with nothing else, the 4407 front driveshaft fits fine with new u joints on a solid axle swap

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The 250 shaft will fit just fine, but to propery of the swap you need the double cardan joint due to the yoke being lower on a Dana 60. Due to the increased angle of the shaft and u joint angles not matching the double cardan joint is required for vibration free 4x4 use

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