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DR 5 Spd swap specs needed


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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 11:09 PM

Ok, so I got the peice of $#!T started up after almost a year of downtime :banghead: and I need to know some specs for the driveshaft. im gonna use the 1pc driveshaft, so how long does that need to be? It is going into a wagon(:headbang:), and I'd like to get it out of the garage ASAP so i can get the Benz up to snuff. Edrach didnt i hear something from you back in the day, Zap, Q, anyone? thanks guys!

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 12:45 AM

The two-piece driveline is the right length. Just need to have a center mount installed. Alot less money than having a one piece built. One piece drivelines have been used in Ed's Brat and a couple of Hatchbacks.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 05:18 AM

51" is what bratsarus1 tells me for the one-piece on the Brat with the 5 speed d/r. I suspect it would be the same for the wagon but I couldn't say for sure.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 05:41 PM

Ill stick with my 1pc driveshaft just cause i like the idea of not having to deal with the carrier bearing and also i found a place that will lengthen it for pretty damn cheap.

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 01:47 AM

what about for a hatch how long does that one have too be?

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 05:16 AM

Tried and true method of getting proper length of the driveshaft is.... Slide the front yoke of the driveshaft onto the tranny outputshaft, and bottom it against the shaft, measure the distance from the center of the fixed u-joint cup, ( the one one the yoke itself, not the one on the shaft), to the center of the u-joint saddle on the rear diff, subtract 1" from this measurement, and you have proper length to give to the shop that's making your new shaft. I have used this method for many a different vehicle, and it is always right. The Guys at the shop I use, never queston my measurements, after I explained how I derived my length needed on the first one I needed built. Told me it was the best method to use. Just my .02.............

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 01:57 PM

the driveshaft i butly was laid out next to a 2pc, with the yokes ans u joints oriented the same way. but i thik it all came to 61 inches. i am mostly sure 61 inches
but we might want to have a "recall" on that to be certain. mine went onto a wagon..................




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