5/8 shaft vs 7/8 shaft - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Pahrump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beaumont TX
Posts: 3,802
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
5/8 shaft vs 7/8 shaft

Shocks.......whats the REAL difference between the 5/8 and 7/8 shafts....on a 2.0 shock?

2008 F250 FX4 CC SB Black on Black STOCK and SLOW...Rolled over and TOTALED...

2008 White with Black interior FX4 CCSB
Black C6 Vette
As far as actual HP numbers I have no idea. It don't snap your neck but.....It feels good.
Pahrump is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 04:56 AM
Super Moderator


 
PGreenSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Obviously a stronger shaft but also less oil in the shock body. If they're resi's or your running dual shocks it's not an issue. Dot know if it is running single. I guess it depends on how you drive your truck and where.
PGreenSVT is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Pahrump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beaumont TX
Posts: 3,802
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I know the obvious...larger stronger shaft, and IMO you dont need duals EVER on a super duty unless you are beating the heck out of it in the desert or dunes often...but thats me....duals are for the cool factor on 98% of trucks.

2008 F250 FX4 CC SB Black on Black STOCK and SLOW...Rolled over and TOTALED...

2008 White with Black interior FX4 CCSB
Black C6 Vette
As far as actual HP numbers I have no idea. It don't snap your neck but.....It feels good.
Pahrump is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 08:53 AM
Serving Our Country!
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Posts: 341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pahrump View Post
I know the obvious...larger stronger shaft, and IMO you dont need duals EVER on a super duty unless you are beating the heck out of it in the desert or dunes often...but thats me....duals are for the cool factor on 98% of trucks.
completely agree...i bent a 5/8 shaft on my old truck one time. I was wheeling and completely stuffed it. I think i probably would have bent any shaft.

What are you looking at for shocks on the new setup? Are there any that can handle that type of range, or are you going to have to have something made up custom?

2008 F350 FX4 6.4L Diesel, every option except nav, roof, esof, and tailgate step.
stunya is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Pahrump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beaumont TX
Posts: 3,802
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
14" travel shocks are plenty.....the shock mounts are custom included with the kit.

2008 F250 FX4 CC SB Black on Black STOCK and SLOW...Rolled over and TOTALED...

2008 White with Black interior FX4 CCSB
Black C6 Vette
As far as actual HP numbers I have no idea. It don't snap your neck but.....It feels good.
Pahrump is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Super Moderator


 
PGreenSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pahrump View Post
I know the obvious...larger stronger shaft, and IMO you dont need duals EVER on a super duty unless you are beating the heck out of it in the desert or dunes often...but thats me....duals are for the cool factor on 98% of trucks.
I agree with you entirely until you start putting monster size tires and wheels on. That much unsprung weight can use properly sized duals.
PGreenSVT is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome