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Old 02-12-2014, 02:51 PM
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one piece driveshaft

Hey guys, just wondering who is running a 1 piece driveshaft under a 10" plus lift.

If yall could post pics or let me know what has or hasnt worked for yall that would be awesome

I have a 2004 6.0 on 46" MTV
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Take a look at moving vans, these trucks have at least 2 carrier bearings but they are rotated to be inline with the driveshaft. Shoving the CB straight down is a bad idea. Also, a one piece for that application would need to be pretty beefy (heavy) so as not to act like a jump rope when the axle starts moving.

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yea i was thinking of having my local shop build me a 4" or possibly a 5" custom drive shaft.
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I wouldn't fun a 1 piece shaft, not a chance. If you break it you will probably destroy your transmission along with the shaft..

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Check those guys out. Their shaft has a second CV so it'll be nice and easy on the carrier bearing, and smooth. Granted they do show a 1 piece like you want and they would build one with their higher angle CV head but keeping the carrier bearing is a much smarter way to go
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That definitely looks good ill give them a call! Thanks!


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12.5 icon with one pc .. if you decide to keep a two pc go with one up offroads driveline drop ..or check out cci driveline they have a 5 aluminum with all dana spicer parts
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12.5 icon with one pc .. if you decide to keep a two pc go with one up offroads driveline drop ..or check out cci driveline they have a 5 aluminum with all dana spicer parts

Are you saying You have a 12.5 icon with a one PC? If so are u gettin any vibration at take off speed up to 20 mph?


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A 1 piece can be nice and smooth but he likely has a higher angle CV to make that work.

It's just way way way safer to run a 2 piece. If it breaks down at the diff , which is the usual failure point, you'll just have 20" or so of shaft flopping around and might damage the carrier. If you have a 1 piece on my single cab that's 50" of driveshaft flopping around and it will crank the transmission case. I've been down that road

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A 1 piece can be nice and smooth but he likely has a higher angle CV to make that work.

It's just way way way safer to run a 2 piece. If it breaks down at the difference, which is the usual failure point, you'll just have 20" or so of shaft flopping around and might damage the carrier. If you have a 1 piece on my single cab that's 50" of driveshaft flopping around and it will crank the transmission case. I've been down that road

You make a great point. My drive shaft would be in the neighborhood of 70"+


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Yup been there, done that

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