Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Tech Area > 4x4 and Offroading

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
whyit
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 94
Vehicle: 1995 d21 v6 4wd
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default One-Piece driveshaft for extended cab 4x4

I have read on nissannut that a frontier driveshaft from 2002-2004 will fit the hardbody and it is a one piece driveshaft. Does anyone know if it will work with an almost stock truck? I have an add a leaf so a 2 inch lift basically . If no one knows I guess I will be the guy testing if it will work. they are ~$250 on amazon for dorman 946-242
whyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 12:38 AM   #2
dvdswan
Super Moderator
 
dvdswan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 4,935
Vehicle: 96 HB
Thanks: 160
Thanked 686 Times in 606 Posts
Default

I have heard that it will work. I don't know 1st hand though.
__________________
Dave
96 HB XE
SAS'd D44 3-link on 35s
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2618002
dvdswan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
Alexg89
 
Alexg89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Cocoa
Posts: 308
Vehicle: 1995 hardbody ext cab ka 2wd 1998 Frontier ext ka 4wd 2007 D40 CC 4wd w/2in leveling kit
Thanks: 86
Thanked 58 Times in 51 Posts
Default

I know i have used a hardbody drive shaft when i had my 98... and i also put an 87 trans into it afterward.. from everything i found 87-04 will work .. dont see why there would be an issue
__________________
Daily - 2007 Nissan frontier crew can 4wd , first truck/project - 1995 King can 2wd , mud truck - 1998 frontier ext can 4wd owned: 1991 single can 2wd, 1994 ext can 2wd, 1985 720 4wd, 2000 crew can 2wd v6
Alexg89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 04:49 PM   #4
cadillacdude1975
The Gear Jammer
 
cadillacdude1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 47
Posts: 9,666
Vehicle: 87 D21 SE KC V6 2wd 5sp & 86.5 V6 SE auto
Thanks: 370
Thanked 1,137 Times in 1,049 Posts
Default

you might have to change the rear flange. also check on the spline count on the yoke between the two models. i have no idea if that varied over the years between the chassis or not.
__________________
"Im officially lost" - wildbill
cadillacdude1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
Reserector
the Flaming Marshmallow
 
Reserector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Laurel, MS
Posts: 1,481
Vehicle: Nissan HB KC 4x4
Thanks: 12
Thanked 349 Times in 276 Posts
Default

The only thing that varied was the axles. C200 was shorter from axle center to flange than the H233B. Later H233B had an anti-lock brake tone ring that may have affected that length, also.
Whatever Barry states on his site is gospel. Anything NOT specifically stated is experimental on your part.
Reserector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2018, 04:29 AM   #6
whyit
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 94
Vehicle: 1995 d21 v6 4wd
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I emailed Barry and he verified the part number. I'll be giving it a shot when I get my next paycheck
whyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 07:18 PM   #7
whyit
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 94
Vehicle: 1995 d21 v6 4wd
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

single best thing ive done to this truck no more vibration or bad center bearings
whyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
VOTS95 (02-18-2020)
Old 03-23-2020, 05:11 PM   #8
Mike.SM
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Yucaipa
Posts: 11
Vehicle: Nissan Hardbody 1995 3.0L 4x4 Extra Cab
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

So what did you have to do? I am looking into this since I am having carrier bearing issues. Any pics? Thanks
Mike.SM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:00 AM   #9
fatleon
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 28
Vehicle: 87 hardbody
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I used one of the ones he recommends and it fit fine. It was longer than the 2 piece shaft, by a half inch or less, but the slip yoke has enough travel still. And I'm stock height. Also I swapped from the c200 to the h233b and used the same shaft, the flange was the same, as was the length.

I did reuse the slip yoke from my original 2 piece shaft, but that was cause the newer one was rusty and I was replacing u-joints.


I agree with Whyit, it's a great upgrade.
__________________

Last edited by fatleon; Yesterday at 06:15 AM.
fatleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.