The most difficult part of the driveshaft assembly is finding a combo to torque the rear bolts. We cut a 5⁄16-inch hex socket as short as possible to fit the 3⁄8- to �-inch adapter and torque wrench. Someone must hold the front of the shaft up in the trans tunnel, which will open up a bit more space. The six bolts holding the CV end of the shaft to the pinion adapter must be torqued to 57 lb-ft in three to four increments in a cross pattern. It’s critical to check the space between the flange and shaft. It should be between 3� to 3� inches—or don’t use the shaft. If it doesn’t meet this measurement, contact the Driveshaft Shop before you proceed. If it is within spec, continue assembly by bolting the U-joint end to the transmission and torquing it to 76 lb-ft.