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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Drive Shaft Advice

I have decided to get a new drive shaft. I have narrowed it down to two options. 1. A two-piece CV shaft from High Angle Driveline. 2. A one-piece 5 inch diameter aluminum shaft from CCI Ford Super Duty Monster 5 Aluminum Drive Shaft Upgrade - CCIDriveline.com and eliminate the carrier bearing. The truck is a crewcab shortbed with 5.5 inches of lift, but I may go to 7 inches later. Anybody have any experience with either shaft?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: Drive Shaft Advice

not with buying a new shaft . but when i put a 10in lift on my truck it would vibrate bad at high speeds. so i took a angle finder an made sure that the angle of the shaft coming out the trans was the same as the angle going to the rear end. by placing a spacer under the u joint in the center of the 2 piece stock shaft./ to drop it down a little! an my vibration went away! hope this helps!

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No experience.... But I really like the looks and idea of a solid 1-piece drive shaft. I would like to replace mine with a one piece, some day.

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I would go with the one-piece. Looks better and you don't have to deal with shimming the carrier bearing

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Re: Drive Shaft Advice

Just eliminating the drive shaft bearing will not solve the problem if your flange angles are wrong.
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