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Old March 8th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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John Lee
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I don't care about the extra clearance, but I have to wonder which end of the rear driveshaft is stronger in terms of resistance to stones.

I would think that the hollow end of the rear shaft would be stronger in terms of twist, but the slip-jointed end to be stronger in terms of resistance to bending when the vehicle weight is on the shaft and the shaft is sitting on a stone. I'm not sure though.

One thing for sure is that the rubber boot covering the slip joint is more susceptible to damage on the axle end than on the transfer box end. But then again wouldn't water want to drain out of the driveshaft better if the slip joint is lower?

I'll probably just leave it the way it is. LOL.
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