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garyp4951

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Posted: 08/12/20 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bearing

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That’s a better looking bearing than stock.
I had to decide so an hour ago I gave the go ahead with a single shaft build.
Built by a driveline shop that says they have built a good number of them and had no problems. They guarantee their work.
Heavy walled tube.
Searching the Internet I find many proponents and many negative about this.
I’ll let you know how this works out.


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You’ll love it.
How many miles? That’s a pretty new truck.


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Lube the slip joint


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How do you lube the slip joint behind the center bearing when it's covered with a rubber seal?


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Use an injector needle on the grease gun.

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It wouldn’t tighten up with grease.

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IMO, sounds like a U-joint if at Hiway speed. Had a '91 GMC 2500 ext cab, LB, 4x4, 454 and it had a shudder upon take off. Ended up that GM re-located the driveshafts so angle of things was better. Cured the shudder. Don't recall now the driveshaft configuration......sorry.


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Posted: 08/14/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Learned today that now Ram has factory aluminum driveshafts. Friend has a 2020 with one.
Will install mine tonight.

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