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6 inch lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jimmy84, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Jimmy84

    Jimmy84 Registered Member

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    Whats up,
    My six inch lift came in yesterday from Rough Country and i was wondering if i will have any problems with my drive shaft fitting properly after installing this lift. Appreciate the help. Jarret
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I had to run a 1" spacer on the front shaft, the rear I am getting by with my stock shaft...

    Mike

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  3. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    You might want to get it lengthened. That's about all you really need for a 6" lift. Maybe a t-case drop too.

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    My rear shaft is doing fine. I may get it lengthened an 1" or so down the orad but 2 years on the lift and no problems.

    I would never lower a t-case!

    Mike

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  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You will find varying opinions because everybody's rig is different. The thing to remember is the transfer case was not meant to be lowered from the factory location, and the driveshafts were designed (angles and length) to work on a stock height (+/- 1") vehicle. You may get by with stock shafts and jury rigging a bunch of things, but if you ever lose a rear shaft and your rig is pole vaulted, what have you saved. I would suggest getting both shafts lengthened the proper amount. You can use the pothagorian theorum to determine proper length using the stock setup as a base (A (rise) squared + B (run) squared = C (hypotenuse/driveshaft) squared). Also, I would consider running a rear CV from http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Leadfoot
     

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