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6" spring all around... ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well my bro wants to know if we can install his super lift 6" kit.. full springs w/ out having to get longer drive shafts... is it possible? i keep finding mixed answers...
     
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    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    I have been wondering the same thing. I know you CAN because I just test drove an 80 Blazer with a 6" Superlift and factory shafts. That said it did seem to have a bit of vibration. And what about off road?
     
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    i did it in my 84, but i used blocks in the back
     
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    I have some rear 5.5" SkyJacker springs that have the hole drilled about an inch forward of the normal spot, so no driveshaft mods were necessary on a K5. It really depends on the vehicle; almost all are different.
     
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    Why would it differ from blazer to blazer?
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah im kinda confused on that one...... im talking just bolt in a regular 6" spring into the exact same spot as the old spring.. will a new driveshaft be needed front/rear...
     
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    I have an 86 chevy longbed and a few years ago I put a 6in. lift on it. I installed 6 in. skyjackers in the front and 5.5in. blocks in the rear..the rear shaft was fine, the front shaft worked but I had it lengenthened a little anyways because offroad it would come apart. Hope that helps.
     
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    i wondered that too....but some people have problems and some don't
     
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    I don't know for sure, but that's why you get conflicting answers when you search. Some trucks need longer shafts and others don't, especially with 6" lifts, it's real borderline. The transmission/t-case combo can affect this also because they are different lengths. And the way the spring is manufactured will vary between brands.
     
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    ah ok i gotcha... well 700r and 208... dont know if anyone knows if this is one of the longer ones? its just a big deal cuz thats an extra lotta money he doesnt have to lift his truck.. as well as mine pretty soon..
     
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    I have a six inch spring lift with 35's and I have had no problem at all. No vibes, no breakage. D44, 14ff, 350, sm465, np208 and stock shafts.
     
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    another thing to remember is that if your truck is converted to 3/4ton the 14 bolt will make up some driveshaft length because of the longer pinion. not much but every little bit helps
     
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    hey man dont u have a longer bed pick up though? or is a shortbed pick up the same length as a blazer? thats gonna be my exact set up for axles...
     
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    i have the 700 and 208 combo with 6 inches of lift. i have stock driveshafts.i have a little vibration at lower speeds but thats it. no problems off road so far.
     
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    I had too have longer shafts when my 76 K5 grew 6 inches.
     
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    oh man... i dont know how u guys do this....at this rate my truck cant grow up until 2007.....
     
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    I did 6" skyjacker springs front and rear on my 91 K5.
    Had to drop the transfer case and put angled spacers under the front n rear springs. Other than that every thing fit fine with no mods to shafts
     
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    realllly? haha i like this glimmer of hope thing, i guess basically its a crap shoot and jsut gonna have to try it? what degree shims did you use?
     
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    If i recall correctly :rolleyes: I think it was a #4
     
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    They may work for street use, but if you flex the suspension, they more than likely be to short.
     

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