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4 inch lift, front driveshaft issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Janitorjim8, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Janitorjim8

    Janitorjim8 1/2 ton status

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    so i just finished installing my Pro Comp 4 inch lift kit. to even get the front axle perches to align with the leaf springs i had to disconnect the driveshaft. now it seems like this one won't be long enough. is there a simple solution like a shim between the transfer case and driveshaft or am i gonna have to get this one lengthened. if there is a shim where can i get it at? any help would be greatly valued.
     
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    just get it lengthened. im unaware of any kind of spacer.

    how much spline are you showing with the shaft installed?
     
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    If you have a 80's K5, they sell a 1" spacer that goes between the t-case flange and the flange on the driveshaft.
     
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    Whats funny is some of us have no issues , and some of us do .

    I hit my exhaust a little flexing ( small shop exhuast ) , but run the same shaft as stock .
     
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    hey 85mudblazin, do you know where i can get one of these?
     
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    But there is no way your front DS is to short with only a 4" lift. :crazy:
     
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    Its really funny...ive heard of the same sorta issues...4-5" showing spline, but my front shaft is fine with 7" of lift...no splines show at ride heigth. The only issue i had was it hitting my y-pipe...cut it, installed the shaft, drove to the shop and had them cut more and bend a new pipe and weld it in for under 100$. Its wierd how things happen like they do.
     

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