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I have a 2000 Crew cab, but i want to know if i can swap drive shaft's from a regular long bed to mine.
Do they all have the same bolt pattern?
Does being 4WD or 2WD matter at all?
 

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i don't think the wheel base changes between crew cabs and king cabs, but it does change between crew cabs, and crew cab long beds. i believe the length of the king cab and crew cab drivetrain components are the same- the king cabs don't really have a "long bed" option, they just get the longer bed to make up for the shorter cab. i don't know for sure, but i would say yes, you can run that shaft.

if you have a 2wd, you must stick with a 2wd, if you have a 4wd, it must be a 4wd shaft. the length is much different.

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i think anything other then a cc long bed shaft and a 4x4 shaft will fit.
 

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I want to say the the long wheel base first gens driveshafts won't work for a regular crew cab short bed. They use a double driveshaft setup..I know there's a picture of it somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.
 

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i don't think the wheel base changes between crew cabs and king cabs, but it does change between crew cabs, and crew cab long beds. i believe the length of the king cab and crew cab drivetrain components are the same- the king cabs don't really have a "long bed" option, they just get the longer bed to make up for the shorter cab. i don't know for sure, but i would say yes, you can run that shaft.

if you have a 2wd, you must stick with a 2wd, if you have a 4wd, it must be a 4wd shaft. the length is much different.

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i think anything other then a cc long bed shaft and a 4x4 shaft will fit.
Yes i kinda had that running through my mind, i noticed that its not really much a long bed, its just the cab being shorter and the bigger bed to make up for the space. I will try and look for a CC long bed and maybe i can measure the shaft and compare it to my shaft.

I want to say the the long wheel base first gens driveshafts won't work for a regular crew cab short bed. They use a double driveshaft setup..I know there's a picture of it somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.
Yes that is true on the Two piece drive shaft for the crew cab's, believe me i know. I gone through two of them already ha ha. I am still wondering if i can just run a single piece one straight to the differential you know? I guess the only way of finding out is to actually try it.

All i really want to do is scoot the wheel base maybe three or so inches, no more than five!
 

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yes you can run a one piece shaft. its a common swap, gets rid of the center carrier bearing which fails with frighting regularly. Crew Cab short bed (which you are because your an '00) is the same wheelbase as a Kingcab.

If your a 4x4 a KC 4x4 shaft will work fine, other wise if your 2wd you get a 2wd.
 

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All i really want to do is scoot the wheel base maybe three or so inches, no more than five!
your best bet is to go one peice, but that slip is only about 5" long anyways.
 

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yes you can run a one piece shaft. its a common swap, gets rid of the center carrier bearing which fails with frighting regularly. Crew Cab short bed (which you are because your an '00) is the same wheelbase as a Kingcab.

If your a 4x4 a KC 4x4 shaft will work fine, other wise if your 2wd you get a 2wd.
Yes my truck is a 2000 and yes it also is a 4WD, so my best bet is to get a drive shaft from a 4WD Crew Cab, but the long bed model truck. Hopefully i can find one at the junk yards soon.
Ooooh question, do the CC long bed come with One piece shaft's or Two piece?

your best bet is to go one peice, but that slip is only about 5" long anyways.
Slip, what do you mean by that? The extra small piece that connect to the transmission?

By the way, thanks a lot for your guys time on responding and stuff..
 

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i have a one piece sitting in my driveway right now , its 2" longer than the stock 4wd cc
what length are you looking for?

just needs a new u-joint on the diff end
 

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you can order custom driveshafts for fairly cheap. There isn't anything special about driveshafts. I would guess b/w $200-300 for a custom driveshaft. I swapped a one piece steel DS for my Z, it came with a 2 piece.
 

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i have a one piece sitting in my driveway right now , its 2" longer than the stock 4wd cc
what length are you looking for?

just needs a new u-joint on the diff end
Oh nice, where are you located?
I am in San Diego, CA

you can order custom driveshafts for fairly cheap. There isn't anything special about driveshafts. I would guess b/w $200-300 for a custom driveshaft. I swapped a one piece steel DS for my Z, it came with a 2 piece.
Yeah i know, i just want to know if there are any other options out there, before i head on to getting a custom shaft you know..
 

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yeah only looking to get like $60 + shipping for it since it needs new u-joints because ill have to remove both to fit it into a box lol
 

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Yes my truck is a 2000 and yes it also is a 4WD, so my best bet is to get a drive shaft from a 4WD Crew Cab, but the long bed model truck. Hopefully i can find one at the junk yards soon.
Ooooh question, do the CC long bed come with One piece shaft's or Two piece?

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NO. You dont want a crew cab long bed shaft. you want a king cab shaft
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