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One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft Conversion

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I’m going to be converting to a heavy duty one piece aluminum driveshaft and will be eliminating my stock shaft with carrier bearing.  Was wondering if someone who has a 2nd gen 24V automatic 4x4 Long bed 4x4 with a 241DLD transfer case can take a measurement for me?  The truck must have exactly all of the above.  I am gone for work away from my truck until 4/25 and want to get my driveshaft ordered and it takes a few weeks.  I can’t attach the pic of where exactly to measure because the file is too big so PM me or better yet, maybe someone can help me post it in this thread?

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Did you read my post? 😳 I’m gone for work away from my truck until 4/25 and the drivelines are backlogged a few weeks and I want to put my order in now.  If I was home and with my truck, of course I would measure myself. 

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I am going to say these trucks are getting so old and so modded it might be safer to have a 

person go measure it for you.

Mine I doubt is the same as yours as I have a G56 in there somewhere.

If you talk to the drive shaft shop they will give you the specifics of exactly what they want to be measured.

Most want center to center of "U" joints 

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I have an attachment from the company of exactly what needs to be measured.  The file is too big to include in here.

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If I don’t get any takers I’ll measure myself in a few weeks when I return.  No biggie.  Just wanted to get a head start on the ordering process.

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There are a lot of forum members around there.

I am only 3000   miles away..(east Coast) 

Ask Big Fish if he knows someone to do it.

 

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I'm not close to your truck either, and I'm working a ton.  But my suggestion is to go through Plateau Diesel (Mike R)

 

They advertised that they were selling these.  Hopefully the company building for them has your specs already???

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I know ultimate transmission in Boise sells these you could reach out I’m sure Dave would take care of you I know he has some premade in stock 2086312133

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Thanks guys.  I will check with Plateau and Ultimate.  Can’t hurt.  Did Plateau used to be the Powershop?  I was going to go with Driveshaft Specialist in TX and they won’t ship without a measurement, even if you tell them what you have.

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You know I would measure it... Just a long ways to go for that.....

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13 minutes ago, Torque Monkey said:

You know I would measure it... Just a long ways to go for that.....

Yep, I do!  Hey you could always take a nice slab ride up I-5 on the motorcycle and do it, right? 😂

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It's raining to day and I'm a fair weather rider.... LMAO!

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It is a Ton of the guys from the Powershop yes.  Powershop went under shortly after the split.

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Left a message with Ramos.  Waiting to hear back.  Ultimate Transmission referred me to Jim’s Drivetrain down the street from them.  Will try calling them.

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Jim’s Drivetrain in Boise is more expensive and I have to drive to Boise from Tacoma and back.  Nope! 👎

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Heard back from Ramos.  He said go with the company in Texas that I was going to order from in the first place. 🤙Looks like a buddy of mine is going to measure for me. 👏

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What’s the advantage to the one piece aluminum driveline? I understand the reason for the carrier is pipe strength limitation I’m just trying to get on board with motivation for changing it. 

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