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Old 01-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1 piece driveshaft or two?

My truck currently has a long single piece rear driveshaft, it is bent all to shit. Do I just retube it or go get a stock two piece rear driveshaft?
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My truck currently has a long single piece rear driveshaft, it is bent all to shit. Do I just retube it or go get a stock two piece rear driveshaft?
Do you have a doubler? I like my two piece, except it is hell on carrier bearings. The cheapest and easiest would be to retube
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No its got a single 4.7 case, in the future I want duals though.

If I go two piece I should be able to just go to the pull a part and get a complete unit and bolt it in.

Th single piece is a little long and low hanging now, but it will get bettet with duals.
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Being an extra cab, it should have had a two piece from the factory. I can tell you though, the two piece ones are hard to come by. I've been looking for a spare section for about 6 months now.
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There are two at my local u pull junkyard. Problem is they close for winter so I couldn't retrieve one till spring.


Does yours have a cv in it jed? I cant remember if they do or not. My current shaft does not and I think it would be better if it did.
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I assume you are refering to the double cardon joint? No, the rear shaft doesn't have one, just the front shaft.
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Local drive shaft will retube it cheap so thats what i'm gonna do. What should I use? Sch. 40 pipe maybe?

I actually would like to get another and keep my current one as a spare. It works, just wobbles a little
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