11-12-2015, 07:30 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Independence, MO
I recall that Toyota pickups from that general time can "sacrifice" their front DC driveshaft to the betterment of the Samurai rear driveshaft operation.
I have one on my truck.
Do a search for driveshaft at Ack's FAQ for the exact information.
There are, I believe, two different lengths of these driveshafts - possibly because there were different engine available for the Toyota PU which resulted in the transfer case being located in a different position.
I say this because my first driveshaft was a perfect fit. The second one (the first one fell off while being flat-towed to Zuwharrie '09) was about 1.5 inches longer in the spline area. Field-surgery was performed - the driveshaft was cut down in the spline section. That driveshaft is still in service today.
If you obtain that Double-Cardan front driveshaft, be sure to adjust the pinion angle of the rear differential per the description in the Tom Wood link in my first post!
I hope that this helps!
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