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Author Topic:   bottoming out driveshaft
rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted April 08, 2005 04:53 AM  
last night i installed the new driveshaft and ran the car through bump and rear steer ansd noticed that at full rear steer the yoke is bottomed in the trans. i then changed my bar angles toi 10 degrees lower and 20 degrees upper which took away rear steer but left me 1 full inch of yoke. any suggestions, i know my bar angles were a bit extreme before but i shouldnt really need all that rear steer until the track slicks off and i cant run as much now anyways.
any suggestions..its a 110" wheelbase dw8 4-z car the new shaft is 33-1/2" on a bert trans.

Kromulous
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 796
posted April 08, 2005 06:38 AM  
You running the 8" yoke?

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted April 08, 2005 07:07 AM  
no, 6-1/2" yoke

either way , the u joint part is what hits the tail of the trans.


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Originally posted by Kromulous:
You running the 8" yoke?


CovertRacing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 08, 2005 07:37 AM  
Call Fast Shafts get the right length driveshaft with a 8" yoke.

Kromulous
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Total posts: 796
posted April 08, 2005 08:06 AM  
Yeah, maybe try a 31.5" shaft, with the long yoke, that should put you right in there.


2nd2none
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted April 08, 2005 08:12 AM  
take the drive shaft to a drive line shop and have 1" cut off it, no need to buy a whole new shaft

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted April 08, 2005 11:16 AM  
I would have it shortened 1.5 inches and balanced and run a 8 inch slip yolk.

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