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12" lift, what about front driveline?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i am installing a 12" lift on my 84 shortbox with a 465 and 208 combo, what are my options for a front driveline?
     
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    holy chit thats a lot of lift. show truck? anyway, if I was you I'd cut/rotate my front axle so the pinion points towards the case and go from there.

    j
     
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    no show truck, just mudder and occasional pavement pounder, had 8inch lift and 39.5, but wasnt big enough, the front driveline clicked with the 8 inch, i dont think it would even turn now. would a had shaft work?
     
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    I am pretty sure you could talk to Jess over at High Angle and come up with a sollution..

    Have you thought about going divorced on the case ? I have seen a couple of people that went that route and it worked..
     
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    Why is anything with more than 4" of lift a show truck? People in my area have 20" of lift with 49" Iroks on Rockwells and 700+ horsepower and still get stuck in the mud. I wouldn't imagine it would be a practical set-up for rock crawling... but not all people crawl.





    Divorced is the route I took because I hate cv shafts. I have 7" suspension in this pic and not much angle on my driveshaft, I would imagine I could easily handle a 12" lift.
     
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    if its a mud truck have you though of clocking your t-case down?
     
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    Yep, get the diff clocked up, better pinion angle and you can keep your caster.
     
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    clocked up? wouldnt it be down?
     
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    The differential would need to be clocked up so the pinion points to the transfer case. The transfer case might be able to be clocked down to ease the angles.
     
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    around here a guy rotates the axle.... he grinds the welds off and pitches the axle and then re-welds.... all for $100
     
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    hey man im running the superlift 12" kit and before i did my doubler a few months ago i always just reworked the stock front d-shafts. i would just grind out the cv to clear a steeper angle and it always worked for me. With my new transfer cases i chose to call jesse at high angle and i went with 1410s-cvs- front and rear. the only downside to the higher lift springs(besides the obvious like stiff ride and no flex) is that when you really begin to beat on them theyll tend to bend alot easier. I dont know how many times I have bent my front leafs due to them being so arched they literally want to push backward . When i stuck to just the mud they worked great though. well good luck Later Ryan
     
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