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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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i would like to convert my main driveshaft in my 99 Tahoe from U joints to A CV joint. any ideas on how to do that and how involved is it?
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Old June 9th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Old June 9th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Convert your transfer case to a fixed yoke, measure, and have a shaft made.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Axel shafts I could understand but I don't for a drive shaft I guess..
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the drive shaft is at a 35 degree angle due to the lift so i want to put something in there that can handle the angle
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Can you change your pinion angle?
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Clarification. You want to convert your single u-joint driveshaft to a double cardan driveshaft. A double cardan has 2 u-joints side by side. A CV has a series of balls inside a cup. (common misperception)
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Clarification. You want to convert your single u-joint driveshaft to a double cardan driveshaft. A double cardan has 2 u-joints side by side. A CV has a series of balls inside a cup. (common misperception)
awesome thanks now i understand why everyone was asking me if i was sure i wanted to do that haha ill have to look into that
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There ya go!
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do i have to just buy a whole new driveshaft? where can i get one of those or do i need to have it made?
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you could buy a new one. I'm sure that if you do a little research on google that you may find another vehicle that has a double cardigan shaft that came stock in it that may work in your truck. Buying one from a junkyard and replacing a few u joints is Cheeper than getting one made.
Don't know ware you live but in Jackson there is a company, Advantage Drive Line. He can make you a new shaft or he also stocks tons and tons of used stock shafts that he also sells for all makes and models.
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