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4" lift and driveshaft question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by la_blazer82, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. la_blazer82

    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    4\" lift and driveshaft question

    I've installed a ORD flip with stock springs and a 1" zero rate on my 82 K5. 4" TC springs and 1" zero rates will go up front. Will I have to drop the t-case for driveline issues? If degree shims are needed, where can I buy some, and how/where do they go installed /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    This is my first attempt to swap axles and install a lift myself. No previous experience.
     
  2. 85HeartBurb

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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    why not get the degre you need already cut in the zero rate tonyp on the socal site sells them.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    I had to drop my tcase a good inch or so. My rear lift blocks are degreed a bit but did not help. My driveline would start complaining, real loud, upon deceleration. Tried lots of things but the only thing that worked was dropping the tcase...
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    I bit the bullet and got a CV shaft , but then again I drive mine to work everyday /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  5. la_blazer82

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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    Already installed the zero rates I bought from ORD.

    What did you use to drop the t-case, washers??
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    you can use the little spacers that are on top of the frame but it is better to use like a 1" piece of square tubing so that it spreads the stress /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and driveshaft question

    I did what 85mudblazin said with the spacers...


    pauly383k10 - I did the same thing and purchased a cv shaft. I put it on and it vibrated like crazy... I took it back and they rebalanced it... It was better but still vibrates... It has been sitting in storage for a couple years now /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     

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