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300 fourtrax 4x4 front driveshaft problems

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I have a 96 Honda 300 4x4 with an 88 motor swapped in it. The previous owner had put the front driveshaft from the 96 in and it was slipping splines cause it was too short, so I got an older model long one and I can't get it to go in with my front diff if my life depended on it. It looks the correct length now I just can't seem to squeeze the diff in with it. Is there a secret to this I'm missing.
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Front diff isn’t shimmed to be a locker is it? Also, if you put straight 80/90 NONE hyoid gear oil in the front diff it will pop and click almost like an axle CV is bust.

Silly question, everything is bolted up tight isn’t it? The diff isn’t rocking back and forth under acceleration?

Edit: The simple answer is to fit the short one, measure the amount it’s short by and cut the long one (both ends) to the size you need.
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