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4 Inch Lift Question: help please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Vetteman61, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Vetteman61

    Vetteman61 Registered Member

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    I just bought a 4 inch lift from a friend for my 87 K5. He said he didn't have to extend his rear drive shaft, but mine seems to be sticking too far out of the tranny. Further than I feel comfortable with. Has anyone else needed to extend their rear drive shaft for a 4 Inch lift?
    Will the front drive shaft need to be extended as well with the 4 Inch lift. As of yet mine is frozen and I have yet to pull it all the way off the truck to try to free it.
    Does anyone have suggestions on removing the stock steering arm, mine seems to be extremely stuck?

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Each ride is different but with my 4" I did not change any of my driveshafts. I have a 60 and 14FF though so that my be part of it. The slip is about 8" long so you can have quite a bit out of the tcase and be fine.

    Post up some pics and let us see what you got.

    Ira
     
  3. Vetteman61

    Vetteman61 Registered Member

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    blazer

    Thanks, I should be back over to the shop in a week or so and i'll take the camera.
     
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    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    I agree, all trucks react a little differant to the same setups. But when I had a 4" system on mine I used the factory shafts. All I needed to do was drop the transfer case a little to help with the rear pinion angle.
     
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    BIGNICK91 1/2 ton status

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    I have not changed mine either
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    For the Pitman there are pullers, but try using a large screwdriver in the open slot that the bolt clamps, and spread the two "ears".
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Beat on the arm until you, or it, cries.
     
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    Never Satisfied 1/2 ton status

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    I did have my driveshaft's lengthened with my 4" ProComp lift. They were both borderline and I felt like they needed to be lengthened.
     
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    I hAd to have my front shaft lengthened, but my rear was fine.
     
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    my drive lines are fine with my 4 inch rough country lift
     
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    Mine are fine (I think) with my 4" lift. If I go 6", will it require lengthened driveshafts? How much do you think it would cost to get them lengthened at a shop? Thinking about going with a 6" lift sometime soon.
     
  12. Vetteman61

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    dropping transfer case?

    I know absolutely nothing about dropping the transfer case. What all is involved in this or how do you do it? What would I have buy to do this? Does it lower the whole thing or does it just reposition it to point at the pinion better?

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     

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