posted June 21, 2004 01:18 PM
We are starting to get more and more movement in our 2-link each week as we make positive adjustments. Next year, we will be buying a 4bar(lr) / Zbar (rr). I know we will get more movement in the rear with this type of suspension.
We are running a falcon tranny. The yoke length from center of u-joint to end is 5". The total shaft length is just over 3 1/2". At ride height, we have right around 1 1/2" of the shaft out of the tranny, leaving 2" in the tranny.
My question is, would it be smart to go ahead and purchase a new yoke (longer) and what length?
At first, I was thinking there was only 3" of shaft before you bottom out the yoke. A closer glance, I was using this 3 1/2" shaft yoke and the inside of the yoke was hitting on the back side of the transmission shaft. I suppose I could use a tape measure to see where the tranny bottoms out.
Does anyone know the length?
I figure if I am going to be purchasing a new yoke next year for a new car, I might as well play it safe this year and get a longer yoke...I just don't want to get too long.
I'd say 6 or 6 3/4 would be a good choice as long as there is plenty room.