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Well I dropped off a driveshaft to be retubed at a driveline specialist. He told me that sitting at stock height, I would be fine. But If I were to lift it later, I would have to get it retubed to a longer length. This all makes sense, but is it something I will have to do right away after lifting, or at all? I plan on a 3" with extended shackles and add-a-leafs.
Also, I will be eliminating the carrier bearing, and angle grinding that lower crossmember. Will this crossmember need to be reinforced up top following this?
 

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If you have a long enough slip joint you can get away with it. The driveshaft really doesn't move all that much in and out with the travel of the Trooper with leaves.

I'd say get it tubed just a hair longer than stock and get a good long slip joint. Are you auto or manual? The auto will have a fixed mount to the t-case. This will allow you to get a longer slip joint.

I guess if you are a manual you will be stuck with the stock slip joint.

Joe
 

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Good to hear, because tubing has already begun. I'm running auto. Also, what about the crossmember. Should I further reinforce it?
 

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As far as the crossmember goes, I got rid of my carrier bearing & retubed 2 or 3 weeks back.

Angle cut like every one else does.

No problems to report.

Jim
 
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