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8" lift run w/ stock rear drive shaft for now?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, May 17, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hey guys, i just ordered an 8" lift and was wondering if i will be able to drive it for a lil while with the stock rear driveshaft. i know the front one prolly wont fit, thats no biggy, its gonna stay on the road for a little while anyways. but i was wondering it it would work for the time being, or will the angle be too great, and cause it to bind up? btw its an 88 k5 with np208 tcase and 10bolts for now, i know different tcases effect driveshaft size.

    thanks guys
     
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    i dont think it will work, some people even have problems with a 6 inch.
     
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    Dandwg 1/2 ton status

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    I had a stock rear driveshaft with a 6" lift. I DO NOT recommend it, I was worried that it would come out pulling into my driveway.
     
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    Dandwg 1/2 ton status

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    I found an old picture of my stock driveline. It had about 1/4 left before it would fall out.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    no go buddy sorry. look up high angle drive line. he is a member hear and makes killer drive lines.
     
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    The shaft will be too short and the angle will be too much for a stock shaft. I am running a 9" lift on mine and I ended up going with a High Angle 1350 CV shaft and a Slip Yoke Eliminator... That got rid of the vibration and I have been running it for over 3 years now...
     
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    alright well i knew i was gonna need a new one, damn i was hopin i could get away with it for a couple weeks. o well. alright whats his number? yea i have heard that those driveshafts are pretty amazing. im gonna give him a call after i have it put on, hopefully this weekend

    thanks guys for teh replies
     
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