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8" lift on '82 Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jwallace1029, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. jwallace1029

    jwallace1029 Registered Member

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    Can anybody tell me if I am going to need to extend my driveshafts if I go with an 8" Skyjacker or Superlift kit.
     
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    MuddinManny Banned

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    Superlift 8" - NO
    Skyjacker 8" - I don't know

    I presently have a Superlift 8" on my '83 K10 and both front and rear shafts are bolted up and work great.

    Manny


    Edited: Well, I don't want to steer anyone wrong, so maybe there is a difference between the K10 and the K5. I'd listen to everyone. Sorry 'bout that...
     
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  3. jwallace1029

    jwallace1029 Registered Member

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    Do you drive it often or just on the trails
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't know what kind of setup that guy has but there is no way you could get away with the stock shafts on your blazer. You will need an extended rear shaft that has a CV style at the top for angle and your front shaft will also need to be lengthened.
     
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    I had to get a new rear shaft with a 6" lift. Put a dana 60 up front and the extra lenghth at the yoke made the front shaft usable.
     
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    i have a 6" skyjacker on my 1985 K5 and it needed no work on the drive shafts. But i do not know for sure about the 8" skyjacker or superlift.
     
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    i run an 8" skyjacker lift, all springs on an '87 and needed both shafts to be lengthened..........
     
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    Short answer...yes.

    Had a buddy with a basically stock '82 K10 had to have a new shaft in the rear, don;t remember in the front.

    Give us a little more info though. What axles, t-case, etc. Or is it all stock?
     

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