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208 CV Rubbing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Brodie, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Brodie

    Brodie 1/2 ton status

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    I just put a six in lift on my 81 K-10 and finally got to run it in 4wd, and noticed a problem. In 4wd, when I get on the throttle there is a rubbing sound coming from the X-fer case. When I looked under it I noticed that the upper U-joint was rubbing on the cross member. Only when I romp on the gas. When I was putting around it worked like a champ. Is this a common issue, and if so how can it be fixed? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

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    same thing happened to me---if you have access to a torch or a gringer w/a cutoff wheel, just cut a little 3"x1.5" hole(where ever the cv is hitting) and you will be fine. i ran this way for years with no problem.
     
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    I had to do this with a 4 inch lift .
     
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    spacer

    superlift makes a spacer you can use i think its a 4040 part# it spaces the front driveshaft to clear the crossmember and helps with makin it a little longer with the lift. i wouldnt cut anything
     
  5. Brodie

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    Thanks for the ideas. Glad to see I didn't funk anything up. I think I'll look into that spacer.
     

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