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It is not a double cardan up top. It is a standard truck drive shaft, 1 u-joint up top and 1 down at the axle yoke. The length looks like it will be ok as I only ended up with 4-5" of lift. I will have to double check but the reveal on the slip joint looks like it is only about .75" out from where it was stock. I will try to take some pictures tonight when I get home from work.

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I'm looking at the Rancho RS9000 XL series. I like the 9 adjustment positions and run about $100 a piece. I figure 2 of those up front and maybe 2 5000 series for the rear.

Does anybody have experience with these?
I'm running 7100s myself up front and LOVE THEM, and RS 9000 in the rear and I to like the easy adjustability to them. only issue I have with them is that im forever replacing the adjusting knobs because the rocks take them out. I've never had a problem adjusting like you read in other off road forums, maybe that's because I live in the desert. the replacement cost is cheap though, in fact I think they sent them to me for free.

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I started looking at Tom Woods Drive shafts web site. My setup angles look like the diagrams for the DC joint shaft (the axle is pointed straight at the trans case). It looks like if I were to rotate the pinion downward to match the diagram for conventional geometry that the angle at the Tcase would be too severe.

It also mentions on their site that the bushing/bearing in the tail shaft of the the T-case was not designed for the weight of the DC joint drive shaft. Has anybody put a DC drive shaft on a truck style T-case?

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Well, at least you know the likely source of your vibe now. How much lift are u running, it should not be an issue with angles if you aren't lifted more than 6".

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I'm running 6" lift leaf springs with no spacer blocks.

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Fixed the major vibration. There was a shim built into the leaf pack, I think it was about 6 degrees. I pulled the u-bolts off and spun the sim around for a net 12 degree change. There are still some vibrations but I think that it just need rear shocks.

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Good work pretty easy fix.

Keep an eye on those Ubolts over the next couple months, they may need tightening.

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Yeah I have not torqued them down yet just a firm tightening. Does anybody know what the 5/8's u-bolts get torqued to?

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Usually 90-110lb ft, where did you buy them from ?

They Will normally stretch after you torque them the first time. It took mine about three cycles to stay tight. I would notice it after wheeling hard.
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I bought them from Ruff Stuff. I have only snugged them down for now. I need to get shocks for the rear and see if all of my vibrations are gone. Don't worry check them each time I take it for a test drive, I just don't want to yield the bolts if I have to make another adjustment.

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I've been in a little bit of a slump for working on my truck. I just read through "lifted fords long awaited 1 ton build" and think I have gotten re-inspired. I love the sound of his 460 idle and want to hear my 351 with the bigger cam.

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Yeah I have not torqued them down yet just a firm tightening. Does anybody know what the 5/8's u-bolts get torqued to?
Most 5/8 U-bolts are fine thread and require 160lbs.

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and think I have gotten re-inspired. .
I know it's only been a month, but how are things going?

In another post, I mentioned that I now have a daily driver that doesn't involve either my red F150 (5.8) or the bronco (that will get the 5.8), so I have an available daily driver. Can't decide if I want to tackle the 10.25/D60 swap, or the 5.8/ZF5 for 5.0/E4OD swap first. I need a kick in the ass to get going.

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