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6" lift and driveshafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigboy, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. bigboy

    bigboy Registered Member

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    Ok guys i have another question ya know tryin to get some answers before i start building. I have a 1990 k5 all stock except for 33" tires and want to put a 6" suspension lift on it going to go with add a leafs and blocks in back do i need to get my driveshafts lenghthed??? I know they sell transfer case lowering kits and say that you dont have to do any driveshaft modifications but dont know what to do MONEY is an issue on this build. I have a very tight budget as most 17 year olds do and the truck is mainly going to be used on the road but will be taken to the badlands a local off road park about 2-3 times a month mainly mud, hills, ect... not much rocks or anything like that or not as planed anyways. What do you guys think. I am trying to do the entire truck for about 1500-2000 total not including tires tho so like 1500-2000 for lift, dimondplate floors, used 14bolt axles, fender flares and some sheet metel to get rid of some rust.
     
  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    a buddy had 6" on his k5 and didnt have to lengthen, but it would have helped. it shouldnt be too much to get it lengthened a couple inches
     
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    I had to lengthen mine,and clearance grind the front, as not to bind up...
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i had to. i did the same lift and the shaft pulled out sometimes. it cost ne $115.00 to GET ER DONE. sorry. :doah:
     
  5. BL1TZKRIEG

    BL1TZKRIEG 1/2 ton status

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    cv wouldnt be a bad idea
     
  6. fireplug

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    If money is really an issue, than skip the 6" lift. Go 4" which will clear 33's fine, and relieve driveline issues. Forget the flares and combine the money saved, and lock your rear end.
     
  7. bigboy

    bigboy Registered Member

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    Yeah but i want to go with 36"+ tires eventually
     
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    many people run 38's and 40's all day long with 4" lifts.... its all in the :hack: :wink1:
     
  9. bigboy

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    Does anyone here have pics of a 4" lift and some 40" tirs or 38.5" tires???? I want to see some pics because A 4" lift is quite a bit cheaper than 6" lift ya know. But I also want a 3" body lift just to make it look bigger.
     
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    YUP!!! Just what he said! And if U are gona run tires that big, it will "look big" without the body lift.
     
  11. fireplug

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    Everybody has a 'look' that they hope for. And for some, the look is more important than function. You need to decide which it is for you. If function is what you are looking for than don't worry about looking big, you can achieve the look down the line when finances allow. You'll be much happier in my opionion with a truck that works well.
     
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    What he said.
     

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