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1 peice drive shaft?

Im about to get my two peice drive shaft built into a one peice in hope of getting rid of some hi speed vibration I can not get rid of. My flange to flange distance is 74 inches. Would you have the shop put in a cv joint or will the slip yoke be just a s good? any advice is appricated.

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That's a lot of work to "hopefully" get rid of the vibration. Find a good driveshaft shop and have them balance your stock driveshaft after checking the CV joint and u-joints for damage.
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We have CV joints?
Also, if you have a slip yoke, you then have a two piece drive shaft. Unless you're talking about the part that slides in the trans tail housing.
I want to go the one piece route, mainly for one less ujoint and no carrier bearing to mess with.



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one piece driveline?

there is good reason for the two piece drive line and carrier bearing, your driveshaft angles are very important, and setup incorrectly will not only add to your vibration problem but it could potentially destroy or decrease the life of your entire drive train. make sure you have a highly skilled mechanic at your side!

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It's also a 2 piece to allow for your truck to flex under load and the drive line to slip with the flex. A 1 piece will not slip to adjust to the flex under load.

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After reading all the rest of the posts I thought I would throughout one more reason we have a 2 piece driveline. Also if a driveline is too long it is more prone to imballance I had to really beg my driveline shop to build me a 50+ inch one that i had built for a suburban. I understand the carrier bearing and ujoint cost thing but think about it so does Ford and they worry about the pennies that the parts cost when building them they really do use all the extra pieces for a reason even when me included think they could have done it better

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Doesn't the new SDs use a single piece shaft?



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Not sure they could be if so then good point and then I would definetally suggest getting one built with the newer truck tubes and other parts to fit the older trucks.

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