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Old 01-31-2014, 09:01 PM   #81
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I wanted to know like some in this thread if the Tremor had a 1 piece driveshaft so I went by a dealer that had a 4x2 parked by the street. I got out and looked to find it had the same old 2 piece POS that the 5.0L regular cab is equipped with.
Thanks, none of the dealers here have 2wd trucks as far as I know. Looks like my alternative will be to have a shaft made. Should not be a big deal. Sucks because my last truck was a 07 RCSB and it had a standard one piece....
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Thanks, none of the dealers here have 2wd trucks as far as I know. Looks like my alternative will be to have a shaft made. Should not be a big deal. Sucks because my last truck was a 07 RCSB and it had a standard one piece....


Let me know how that turns out because I will be right behind you. I can't really find one ready made for these newer trucks.
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Ahhh, that explains it. You get to hang more of the options on a RCSB.

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Let me know how that turns out because I will be right behind you. I can't really find one ready made for these newer trucks.
Most decent driveshaft shops can make you a nice aluminum one for around $400 (at least last I had made in 2001ish)
Just go get one made up, 2 or 3 hours on a Saturday morning and done.

If anybody buys a Tremor in AZ shoot me a PM, I want to use your truck for some stuff.
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Most decent driveshaft shops can make you a nice aluminum one for around $400 (at least last I had made in 2001ish)
Just go get one made up, 2 or 3 hours on a Saturday morning and done.

If anybody buys a Tremor in AZ shoot me a PM, I want to use your truck for some stuff.

Might be a bit more difficult than that. Both ends are flange with the yoke in the middle. I found some driveshaft places in 4 wheel magazines that make them any way you want. They need all the measurements on the flanges and of course the over all length. My question is, will the shaft change much in length from its current ride height to being lowered 3 or 4 inches in the rear?
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Might be a bit more difficult than that. Both ends are flange with the yoke in the middle. I found some driveshaft places in 4 wheel magazines that make them any way you want. They need all the measurements on the flanges and of course the over all length. My question is, will the shaft change much in length from its current ride height to being lowered 3 or 4 inches in the rear?


They probably figure them with enough compression (shorter) that the axle will hit the bump stops for a load but what about a C-notch where it might need to be shorter. These aren't your Daddy's driveshafts. They are totally different.


I have 2" drop shackles on the back which really drop it 1 1/2" and I plan on using the Belltech lowering struts to drop the front 1 1/2" to 2". I would like the rear to be about an 1" lower but a flip kit would go more than I want.

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I might be totally off base but do all 2wd trucks have a 2 piece? Maybe the one piece is because the transfercase has a different output? I have no idea because I've never been under a 2wd.
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They probably figure them with enough compression (shorter) that the axle will hit the bump stops for a load but what about a C-notch where it might need to be shorter. These aren't your Daddy's driveshafts. They are totally different.


I have 2" drop shackles on the back which really drop it 1 1/2" and I plan on using the Belltech lowering struts to drop the front 1 1/2" to 2". I would like the rear to be about an 1" lower but a flip kit would go more than I want.
I also am looking for more drop than shackles alone will provide but not as much as a flip kit. Ground Force has 3" drop rear leafs and I was planning on using those in the rear with Bell Tech drop struts in the front.
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I might be totally off base but do all 2wd trucks have a 2 piece? Maybe the one piece is because the transfercase has a different output? I have no idea because I've never been under a 2wd.
As far as I can tell yes. LTNBOLT looked at a 2wd Tremor and it also has a two piece. I assume a 4wd does not due to the extra length of the transfer case making the shaft shorter.
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I might be totally off base but do all 2wd trucks have a 2 piece? Maybe the one piece is because the transfercase has a different output? I have no idea because I've never been under a 2wd.





We have covered most of the 2wd RCSB models and years which would be the most likely to have a single piece driveshaft. Azdriver has a 2012 XLT, mine is a 2013 STX and I looked under a 2014 Tremor.


I think one of the reasons Ford went to the 2 piece driveshaft on the Mustang and F150 was because of vibration at highway speeds. My Lightning did have a little vibration at certain highway speeds that never went away whether I change tires or tires and wheels. I had the older steel driveshaft where as I think the aluminum had less vibration.


I have to say my 2013 STX is smoother with no vibration at highway speeds. The flip side is I have the slight shudder between 15-20mph on take off. It is like robbing Peter to pay Paul.


I know the Mustang guys picked up some performance going to the single piece driveshaft but some complained of vibration which seemed to be more dependent on who made the driveshaft.


We have went off topic in this thread but this is good info for the Tremor guys because I know most didn't buy them to putt around in and will be modding.

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