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8 " lift driveshafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dieselburban, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. dieselburban

    dieselburban Registered Member

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    8 \" lift driveshafts

    I plan on putting in a 8" suspension lift do I need to lenghten the shafts or put some sort of spacer in? front and rear.posted this before but didnt get any info,on a 84 suburban 1/2 ton. if any one else did a 8" susp lift give some info on everything that you did please and thanks... /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  2. dheavychevy38

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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    on my 1/2 ton 86 fullsize long bed had to get the rear shaft longer and the front also
     
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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    Your front shaft will need to be longer.

    In addition, you will need to grind your CV like crazy to keep it from binding and turn your pinion angle up to minimize the angle.

    Or, save your pennies for a while like I'm going to do and go with a high angle CV shaft with a big joint on the front part.
     
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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    Make shure the drive shaft is lengthen right. My front was not lengthen right and it bodomed out against its self and broke my t-case in half last weekend
     
  5. dieselburban

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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    Ouch that sucks,how much should I lenghten them if the pinions were pointed at the transfer case? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    I had 8" and the front driveshaft had to be lengthened and the rear did not have to be.
     
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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

    Also will the front shaft clear the crossmember?
     
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    Re: 8 \" lift driveshafts

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    Also will the front shaft clear the crossmember?

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    Mine cleared. But you may have to do something with the exhaust pipe if you have single exhaust.
     

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