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Driveshaft CV joint trouble

Question for you "long travel" fellows. I recently built some radius arms for my 78, and now the biggest limitation of travel is my front driveshaft binding. I have about 2" of droop left in my shocks where I had to limit strap it. What kind of driveshafts do you guys use?
As far as I can see, my only options are to clearance the CV, or lower the bronco. Anything else I'm missing?

EDIT: I should add that I have 1310 U-Joints, and the CV is on the T-case end with just a U-joint on the axle


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Could also clock the t-case. But I think clearancing the CV head would get you some more, tomwoods sells offset u-joints also but may not be best if you have high driveshaft speeds.
My 78 is also strapped right before the front shafts goes into binding, but it happens to also be a good spot for my current shocks too


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Could also clock the t-case. But I think clearancing the CV head would get you some more, tomwoods sells offset u-joints also but may not be best if you have high driveshaft speeds.
My 78 is also strapped right before the front shafts goes into binding, but it happens to also be a good spot for my current shocks too
I looked into those joints. Last time I was at the dunes it wasn't uncommon for me to be doing 50mph in 4hi. With 4.56 gears, that d-shaft is spinning pretty quick. It rides so good now that I want to go fast! Might send my d-shaft back to Tom Woods and have them clearance it, they said it wouldn't void the warranty that way. I bet yours rides a little better than mine because I still have the Skyjacker leafs in mine.


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Mine see's 60 regularly out there also (real 60 as my speedo is GPS driven no wheel spin)... If it was mine I think I would send it back for them to clearance. I think I would consider getting a second one so I would have a back up too, but I have been wanting to do that for awhile.
I am guessing ours are opposite, yours is most likely a little better up front and mine a little better out back. The extra long shocks really helped on mine in the rear.
You may have looked but also check your steering linkage for binding at full droop too. If your not over the knuckle it is probably almost maxed out too.


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Mine see's 60 regularly out there also (real 60 as my speedo is GPS driven no wheel spin)... If it was mine I think I would send it back for them to clearance. I think I would consider getting a second one so I would have a back up too, but I have been wanting to do that for awhile.
I am guessing ours are opposite, yours is most likely a little better up front and mine a little better out back. The extra long shocks really helped on mine in the rear.
You may have looked but also check your steering linkage for binding at full droop too. If your not over the knuckle it is probably almost maxed out too.
Yeah I already know my drag link is too short. I have an adjustable track bar so I'm good there.
I have deaver leafs in my garage, I just don't want to put them in until I have time to set up bump stops and limit straps. As well as build a shock mount crossmember like yours. The skyjackers aren't bad at all, almost wish I would've spent that money on a soft top instead now.


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