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dode
Member
posted March 07, 2003 09:56 AM
We run a metric car with stock engine placement, saginaw 3 speed, and a 9". I measured out the driveshaft length to be about 51.5", which is 1" shorter than stock metric. I fit a stock metric one in there, but the yoke only has about 1/8" of plunge left in it when the rear suspension is at full droop. Does anyone know of some stock shaft that would fit? I have only been able to find a lot shorter and longer. What does everyone use for driveshafts? I would rather not have to have one custom made. Thanks.

John

racer17j
Member
posted March 07, 2003 11:13 AM
you can cut that one down and make your own just need to take a grinder and grind off the rear side yoke and then cut it to lenght and weld in back in it's a good idea to have it balanced after that also. or if you hunt around a nova drive shaft should work also


iowa_dirt_track_girl
Member
posted March 07, 2003 01:08 PM
quote:
Originally posted by dode:
We run a metric car with stock engine placement, saginaw 3 speed, and a 9". I measured out the driveshaft length to be about 51.5", which is 1" shorter than stock metric. I fit a stock metric one in there, but the yoke only has about 1/8" of plunge left in it when the rear suspension is at full droop. Does anyone know of some stock shaft that would fit? I have only been able to find a lot shorter and longer. What does everyone use for driveshafts? I would rather not have to have one custom made. Thanks.

John



I run a custom drive shaft that was only 120 dollars it was balanced and light.
Do you run a final gear or through the tranny? You can run a shorther input shaft on your stock lengh drive shaft and should work good enough as long as you dont run a final gear

[This message has been edited by iowa_dirt_track_girl (edited March 07, 2003).]

outlawstock17
Member
posted March 07, 2003 01:13 PM
what yoke are you using on your 9"? if you have the short one, try the long one. it may be just enough to allow your current driveshaft to work for you.


dode
Member
posted March 07, 2003 01:16 PM
We run in third gear with a short yoke on the 9". The problem is that the driveshaft is too long, not too short.

John

outlawstock17
Member
posted March 07, 2003 02:43 PM
oops, my bad. you'll have to have your shaft shortened.....did that sound right?


dode
Member
posted March 07, 2003 02:50 PM
Well I was looking for other options...that's gonna be like $60 to have done. I was hoping there was something stock in the 50-51" range, maybe a little shorter if I change to a long yoke.

John

ryan
Member
posted March 07, 2003 08:34 PM
shaft shortened?? What fun is that. lol
Seriously dad has chopped our driveshaft at the rear more than once. We have never balanced one.


rico 08
Member
posted March 07, 2003 09:30 PM
Just make sure you line up the u-joints before re-welding or you will have a helluva vibration.


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