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Old 02-06-2012, 07:29 AM
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Drive-shaft lengths,

Here's what I need to know....
1996 Ford f250, ext-cab, SB,4x4, auto.
The drive shaft, (rear) length.
if anyone has this info, it would greatly be appreciated.

Also, I've noticed allot of people requesting "shaft" sizes for certain truck's,
modifications etc....maybe if we had a thread that members could add info of their particular experiences, it would help others.

Here's some of the info that i have gathered already.

Code:
Year: 1994
Model: F250
Transmission: E40D
4x4 or 4x2:   4x4
Cab:..........Reg.
Bed:.........Long Box
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:....1 piece rear
Front Shaft Length: 41" (from center of u joints) 
Intermediate Shaft (to carrier bearing) Length:None
Rear Shaft Length:....45 1/2"(from center of joints)
Code:
Year : 1996
Model: F250
Transmission:....E40D
4x4 or 4x2:....2x4
Cab:......ext.
Bed:.....SB
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:2
Front Shaft (to front axle) Length:N/A
Intermediate Shaft (with the carrier bearing) Length:32"
Rear Shaft Length:53.5"
Code:
Year : 1995
Model: F150
Transmission: standard 5 speed
4x4 or 4x2:...4x4
Cab:....ext.
Bed:....SB
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:....1
Front Shaft (to front axle) Length:39"
Intermediate Shaft (with the carrier bearing) Length:....N/A
Rear Shaft Length:56.5"
(this is the one I need, but for an "auto", apparently auto and standard are different..)
 

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Good call on assembling this info. I suggest you also include measurements for the front drive shaft if it is a 4x4 truck and what transmission you have, since there is supposedly a difference between the lengths of the transmissions.

Also, We should probably standardize on where you are measuring from and to. Like center to center of the u-joint bearing caps, or from face to face of the u bolt mating surfaces, or something like that. I will try to get out and give you some measurements on a CCLB with an E4OD this evening. I also have the drive shaft from a RCLB with a ZF5 I will throw a tape on as well. This should be part of the Tech sticky too once we get everything put together.

Just decide what is a good place to measure from and to and I will be glad to format the info into a spreadsheet or something to keep it organized.
 
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Something like this:

Transmission:
4x4 or 4x2:
Cab:
Bed:
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:
Front Shaft (to front axle) Length:
Intermediate Shaft (with the carrier bearing) Length:
Rear Shaft Length:

The only thing that this list doesn't cover is if your truck would happen to be an F-Super Duty with the drive shaft mounted e-brake, but I don't think that would be an issue, as we could just list that separately. Also I assume the dually and SRW trucks would have the same length drive shafts?
 
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Looks good to me! Who is next?
 
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Alright Center to center of the U joint it is. That will be the standard for measuring these for our purposes.

As far as submitting your information, just quote my post above and then fill in your information (in bold or something).

Also, you will have to type something below the quote so the site sees you have added something and will let you post it. It might be helpful here is you would add what the year and model of your truck is. I don't know if there would be any difference between an F-250 and an F-350 since the F-350 has the 4" stock spring blocks in it or not, but I suppose we will find out!
 
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Originally Posted by DIYMechanic View Post
Something like this:

Transmission:ZF5
4x4 or 4x2:4x2
Cab:RC
Bed:LB
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:2
Front Shaft (to front axle) Length:n/a
Intermediate Shaft (with the carrier bearing) Length:40.5"
Rear Shaft Length:33.5"

Th only thing that this list doesn't cover is if your truck would happen to be an F-Super Duty with the drive shaft mounted e-brake, but I don't think that would be an issue, as we could just list that separately. Also I assume the dually and SRW trucks would have the same length drive shafts?
That is for a '95 F-250 RCLB.
 
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Originally Posted by DIYMechanic View Post
Something like this:

Transmission:E4OD
4x4 or 4x2:4x4
Cab:CC
Bed:LB
1 or 2 piece rear shaft:2
Front Shaft (to front axle) Length:37.5
Intermediate Shaft (with the carrier bearing) Length:33.5
Rear Shaft Length:49.5

The only thing that this list doesn't cover is if your truck would happen to be an F-Super Duty with the drive shaft mounted e-brake, but I don't think that would be an issue, as we could just list that separately. Also I assume the dually and SRW trucks would have the same length drive shafts?
This is for my '96 CCLB 4x4 F-350.
 
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Crew cab long bed diesel 4x4

Hey guys I have a question. I have a crew cab long bed diesel 4x4 that I'm converting back to a manual transmission from an automatic transmission. I would like to find out all drive shaft lengths and see what can be used from older destroyed vehicles from a junk yard thanks for your time
 
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Originally Posted by Brian Donoghue View Post
Hey guys I have a question. I have a crew cab long bed diesel 4x4 that I'm converting back to a manual transmission from an automatic transmission. I would like to find out all drive shaft lengths and see what can be used from older destroyed vehicles from a junk yard thanks for your time
Damn if you were close I want to go to a auto.
 
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Originally Posted by Brian Donoghue View Post
Hey guys I have a question. I have a crew cab long bed diesel 4x4 that I'm converting back to a manual transmission from an automatic transmission. I would like to find out all drive shaft lengths and see what can be used from older destroyed vehicles from a junk yard thanks for your time
You need to give more info,,
What year is your truck....
Is it a F250 or F350.
Does it have a hanger bearing, etc....
the more info you give, the better the response will be.
 
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Originally Posted by Brian Donoghue View Post
Hey guys I have a question. I have a crew cab long bed diesel 4x4 that I'm converting back to a manual transmission from an automatic transmission. I would like to find out all drive shaft lengths and see what can be used from older destroyed vehicles from a junk yard thanks for your time
My truck was the same as yours. I did the change to Manual last year. The ZF-5 speed is 5 3/8 inches shorter than the E4OD Auto. Therefore, the front half of your rear driveshaft will need to be lengthened 5 3/8 inches..... The front driveshaft will need to be shortened by 5 3/8 inches. I took my driveshafts to a local driveline shop, and they did all the necessary changes for a couple hundred bucks.
 
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Just south of Tulsa Okla
 
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It is 1997 f350 diesel crew cab long bed 4x4 (168.4 wheel base). Rear driveshaft is a 2-piece driveshaft with carrier bearing. Now it is a ZF5S-47 transmission. It seems that if i can take off the center bearing off the front driveshaft and take the first section off the rear driveshaft, I could switch them because they are now the exact length but in the wrong spots. Would this even work out? Sense I am in Ca, we have pick and pulls here. I believe i can get driveshafts from there off any 2 wheel drive ford f250/s350 manual or automatic, they have the same lengths.
168" WB Crew Cab M.T. 4x4 8-445 (7.3L, diesel)
133" WB M.T. 4x4 8-445 (7.3L, diesel)
155" WB M.T. 8-351W (5.8L)
168" WB Crew Cab M.T. 4x4 8-460 (7.5L)

what does the 8-445 or the 8-460 mean?
 

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