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Will I need to shorten my driveshaft for a 5 speed if(more)

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I get a longneck diff driveshaft that has the slip joints

thanks in advance

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flange. You'd have to make up some sort of adapter plate. You're going to be better of buying a shortened one from Dave Varco (aardvark racing).

Cheers!

John N

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Guest Anonymous

I can get a driveshaft shortened for 110 which isnt bad but if i can get one that will work without shortening that would be great

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The longneck driveshaft takes an eight bolt guibo, just like your regular 2002 driveshaft. The longneck driveshaft is about 9" shorter than a regular one, and it also has smaller u-joints, it would be way too short for what you want to use it for. But if you want one I have one for free in the east bay.

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putting some money into shortening a driveshaft Thanks for the help i appreciate it

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This info is from recent personal comparison of the driveshafts listed:

2002 long neck diff driveshafts, as mentioned, have a slip connection at the central u-joint, circlip retained u-joints, 4 bolt guibo flanges, and are much shorter than short neck units.

2002 short neck diff driveshafts have a fixed connection at the central u-joint, staked in u-joints, 4 bolt guibo flanges and are longer than short-neck units

2002 short neck diff AUTOMATIC TRANS units are similar to short neck standard trans units, but have a 3 bolt guibo flange that is SMALLER than all other flanges. Although auto trans driveshafts are a bit shorter than 4 speed driveshafts, they are NOT short enough to use with a 5 speed, even if the auto trans output flange fit the 5 speed.

320 5 speed driveshafts have fixed center connection at the u-joint, staked-in u-joints and EITHER a 4 bolt flange (early) or a 3 bolt flange (late).

E30 driveshafts have a central slip joint, staked-in u-joints and a 3 bolt guibo flange that is MUCH LARGER than the 320 flange.

Hope this helps......

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