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trying to ditch the 2 piece driveshaft

found this part number for a 1 piece
15286715

does anyone know if i cut my cross member if it will work for me?????

or is it going to be too long or short for my application needs?
 

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Idk about the one you've got the number for but I was talking to Undead earlier and he has one out of a mid-90s Suburban in his truck and it works great with all the lift he's running. What lift you have in the rear?
 

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I'm running 5 inch CST's with 2 inch coils but switch to CST's with FOA's and 4 inch skyjacker rear on stock shackles but i have 2 inch shackles i could use as well
 

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the number i found seems to be the one to fit a canyon colorado but i don't know what exact set ups it fits
 

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Quick search on the one you provided yields me a 2wd Single Cab Colly/Canyon 111.2" Wheelbase 1 piece shaft. You've got 4 inches Skyjacker for the rear? I'm guessing spring packs along with AAL?
 

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Quick search on the one you provided yields me a 2wd Single Cab Colly/Canyon 111.2" Wheelbase 1 piece shaft. You've got 4 inches Skyjacker for the rear? I'm guessing spring packs along with AAL?
no the actual 4 inch lift pack
 

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Is that one piece an aluminum or steel shaft? I would like to switch to an aluminum driveshaft but it still seems the jury is out on what trucks came with them or not.
 

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Dam I never realized they lifted that much. I have the same ones I thought they were just 2.5". My bad
Well, they are for the 4" kit, but I don't necessarily know that they will net 4" lift... I thought i've heard it's generally like 2.5" or something....
 

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To know if you need to cut the crossmember, jack the truck up with the rear tires off the ground. Remove old driveshaft. Then tape a string to the trans tail shaft or have someone hold it and run it to the diff. Do you have a driveline shop near you? It only cost me $100 to have mine redone when I soa my truck. I'd take them both shafts and have them cut the ends off for the trans and diff and make you a 1 piece. Just measure the full droop and then put a ATV of something in the bed and measure again. Find the difference and make a driveshaft with a happy medium where the slip yoke can travel.
 

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To know if you need to cut the crossmember, jack the truck up with the rear tires off the ground. Remove old driveshaft. Then tape a string to the trans tail shaft or have someone hold it and run it to the diff. Do you have a driveline shop near you? It only cost me $100 to have mine redone when I soa my truck. I'd take them both shafts and have them cut the ends off for the trans and diff and make you a 1 piece. Just measure the full droop and then put a ATV of something in the bed and measure again. Find the difference and make a driveshaft with a happy medium where the slip yoke can travel.

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To know if you need to cut the crossmember, jack the truck up with the rear tires off the ground. Remove old driveshaft. Then tape a string to the trans tail shaft or have someone hold it and run it to the diff. Do you have a driveline shop near you? It only cost me $100 to have mine redone when I soa my truck. I'd take them both shafts and have them cut the ends off for the trans and diff and make you a 1 piece. Just measure the full droop and then put a ATV of something in the bed and measure again. Find the difference and make a driveshaft with a happy medium where the slip yoke can travel.
what would i use if i don't have an ATV?
 

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Just something heavy. It's just to get the springs to compress alittle. Hell 5-6 guys in the bed should give you enough weight.
 
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