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I'm going to be putting a ~3.5" lift in my 85 'Runner. Its a mild lift, so I'll be using my stock driveshafts. Would driveshaft spacers at the pinion end be beneficial in this case, just to keep the slip yoke from going too far down on the splines?

On paper I can't see anything to make me think I shouldn't use them (after all, they will be free), but are there any reasons not to?

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No, the front axle is not moving forward.
Does the front axle move in the same way as the rear (move forward under droop)?

Also, is bolt strength really an issue for the front shaft? The 22RE isnt really the ballziest of engines, plus it would only be under stress while in 4wd.

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Yes, the front axle moves forward under droop. However, this means it's moving AWAY from the xfer case instead of towards it like the rear axle.

Dunno how much of an issue it is; chances are if you break the bolts you would have been in 4wd, in a situation where you needed 4wd to get out, which means you would be stuck in that location in 2wd.


On the other hand, you could relocate your frt axle forward 1.5" for better clearance (easy to do) and get your front shaft lengthened 1.75" or so, and then it's done properly.


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the spacer would also have to ave a groove on one side and a ring on the other,to center it.

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Originally posted by Dan O:
the spacer would also have to ave a groove on one side and a ring on the other,to center it.


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sorry need to dissagree...i've got the 22r turning 35"marshals...i can still light up the tires in the rain...

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Originally posted by Greg:
Uh, what exactly are you disagreeing with?

Btw, it's easy to spin the tires in the rain, especially when you have less contact pressure.



My sammi on 32's never could. The only way I could spin tires was in reverse or the snow.



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