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    Default lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    Someone brought up a valid point when I posted on the NOVA Jeepers site. I had to measure to order the correct length rear drive shaft for the 4.5 inch lift and SYE. I have a jeep medic belly up on the way and it will cause everything to move a little. Is this really going to cause issues with the drive shaft I ordered? I really don't want to have to order a new drive shaft a few weeks from now.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    I would imagine so. The belly up I THINK raises it 1.5-2.5 inches. It would only make sense that it would extend the driveline a bit.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    I am pretty sure that the drive shaft is going to look similar to this, but made by a different company. It seems like it would lengthen a little if needed. Ah, only time will tell.


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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    It will lengthen, but it's only made to extend enough to max flex. You take that cushion away and you'll have little flex I'd imagine. Mine has give, but only for aforementioned reasons.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    This is what I got from Adrenalin Offroad:

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    The drive shafts come assembled ready to install

    I will call tomorrow and get that tracking info and send it to you


    I was not aware you had the medic skid until you mentioned something about it then I forgot about it. The nice thing about six states drive shafts is he uses the long slip and spline

    When you install it and if there is more than 3-4Ē of shaft showing on the slip joint then I would say yes itís too short

    I forget their magic number but if you go to full droop and see any splines showing than it would be too short. With the longer wheel base it may not change the length to much

    You will need to see what happens. I am sure it would still work to drive on the street. But this adds a list of things you will need to install such as a body lift and motor mount lift and possibly exhaust modifications. You will also need to adjust your rear upper control arms when you put the belly up skid plate on for the pinion angle. It would be best to install everything at the same time and save yourself the hassle of the rear upper arms which really is not that big of a deal I just do not like doing things twice thatís all

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    good thing is I have the BL and MML already....i guess. Well, if it comes in friday like the company says, then I will know for sure on saturday. If not, then I am screwed.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    Eh. Only temporarily. You could drive in 4H until they send a replacement. That's what General Lee did cause his wasn't in yet...

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    Here is a write up on those shafts, but built for a different model jeep. Nice littl write up about the work though. clicky da linky

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    But did they answer the question? I browsed over it, but I didn't see it bite at me.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    I will know when it fits when I go to install the belly up. that should be a flippin great install.

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    Default Re: lift, drive shaft, belly up question.

    yeah. good luck with that. Finally, training at your expense.

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