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'86 Burb Longer driveshafts needed??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86haubs, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. 86haubs

    86haubs 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 86 1/2t burb, I am thinking about putting a 6" lift but I do not want to if I have to get longer shafts. I do not want to go with 4" because I want 35's w/o cutting. Please help!
     
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    Depends on the lift kit, some are taller than others. The front will probably need to be lengthened or at least have a spacer put on. Spacer is about $70. Rear should be ok from what I've heard others say.
     
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    A 4" shackle flip lift, plus a 2" or 3" lift block should allow you to lift the rear of your truck without a longer drive shaft because a shackle flip moves your axle forward. And if you go with 6" srings for the front, and a 1" drive shaft spacer, this should keep you from having to lengthen any drive shafts.
     
  4. 86haubs

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    Thanks for the replies, I thought I needed to know, but I guess not. My wife just went out and bought me a superlift 4"kit. Well I am doing 35's anyways!
     

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