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Old 04-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Front drive shaft length question

I have a 3" lift with a SYE. I am not using a tcase skid drop of any kind.

It's hard for me to tell how extended the front drive shaft is. There's a rubber boot over the extending area. I tried to pull on it once and it didn't budge.

Is it ok to remove the boot and examine it? I probably wouldn't replace the boot afterwords. My aftermarket rear drive shaft doesn't have a boot.

I'm installing a smallish tummy tuck (UCF no body lift required skid). I worry I'm going to have a front drive shaft issue and not realize it until something breaks.

What are common mods that require a front new drive shaft length?


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Old 04-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'm curious to know about this too. I've never heard of an SYE for the front drive shaft. I assume it's because you normally aren't in 4 wheel drive at high speeds(50mph), which is when vibes can occur. I may be wrong, but I'm still just as curious.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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The front drive shaft is already a cv driveshaft like you installed in the rear. Because the front drive shaft is so long relative to the rear drive shaft, its length and angle is not nearly as affected as the rear drive shaft is from installing a suspension lift. For your amount of suspension lift, your front driveshaft is fine as is.
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