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8 inch lift question

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 85burbanator, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    ok ive posted this in some other forums here already but i figured i might as well post it here to. im going to do an 8 inch lift to the burb. i have most of it figured out and every thing but i was concerned with the drive shaft lengths and angles. i know ill prolly need new ones so what do you guys recomend and how do i measure them correctly? also how do i drop the t case and how much should i drop it? any info is apprecieated. thanx
    mike
     
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    This is just my $.02, but if your going with an 8" lift, i wouldn't bother with lowering the t-case, it just makes the front shaft angle worse, just get a angle finder and measure your angle, then get some high angle shaft's and be done with it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yea i wasnt sure about the tcase drop. it was just suggested buy my uncle. were can i get an angle finder or what ever it is.
     
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    Any hardware store...
     
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    Here's an angle finder that you can pick up at any Sears store: Angle Finder /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    so would i find the angle after or before i lift it? im thinking after but then that means ill be without my truck longer.
     
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    Yep, only way that i know of is after is lifted, otherwise you won't have anything to get the correct angle off of.
     
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    Yep, only way that i know of is after is lifted, otherwise you won't have anything to get the correct angle off of.
     
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    yea thats what i figured after i posted it. what drive shaft company would you recomend.
     
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