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Old October 12th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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what do you guys think of running a waggy dana 44 offset rear axle in the back of my pickup. I already have a built set and would run them if I could get away with no driveline vibes. You think if I ran a CV in the rear drive shaft it would be ok? I want to be able to take this on teh high way after I am done.
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in what? A zuki is offset, but a drive shaft should angle hormonally as well as vertically.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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It probably wouldn't be too bad, given that most of the pickups had pretty long driveshafts already.

But some details like how much lift, what length driveshaft, etc, would help.

How far offset from center is it?
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I run a widetrack one (63") and they are 5-6" offset. I have a 28" drive shaft, and it is near undrivable on the road because it makes my d300 chatter like it's going to explode.

A CV shaft won't help because a CV can only be offset in one plane (you have to point the yoke directly at the t-case. The only way to run it would be with a CV on each end of the shaft.

I want to drive my YJ on the road a little next year, so I have to swap my rear axle out.
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like monkey said its about 5 to 6" offset. I am putting chevy springs in the rear so about 4" lift. I know people run toyota axles in sami A with the tcase off set with no problems.
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