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ADVICE ON CUSTOM REAR DRIVESHAFTS

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CarolinaBogger, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. CarolinaBogger

    CarolinaBogger Registered Member

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    Hey guys (and gals), ok, the lift adiction has gotten to me again. I am planning to buy a 8 inch lift for my old baby, and I know i will need a new driveshaft, so i was wondering if you guys could give me some advice about getting a custom one built. I am thinking about getting a CV style one built to reduce vibration and wear. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they worth the extra money? Also, since my blazer is my daily driver, is there any way to have one built before i put this lift on so i can continue to drive it until it is ready? I have checked out Denny's Driveshafts. What are some other places that make custom shafts? Thanks ya'll for any help.

    CB
     
  2. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I have no experience with Jesse myself but from the things I have heard this is where I am going to get my shafts from.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.highangledriveline.com/>http://www.highangledriveline.com/</A>

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  3. StageZ

    StageZ Registered Member

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    first of all... it helps if you fill out a profile... second.. Powertrain Industries does some damn good work... they are in So Cal, so if you live here, John will hook you up... He built me a custom aluminum one peice 10 pound driveshaft for me... he used my 300ZX as a test car... I push 475 pounds of tourque at the wheels and have never had such smooth riding...
     
  4. jerseymudder

    jerseymudder Registered Member

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    I installed a TH350 nad 205 from my old Burban, The distance was to far for the old shaft and too close for the Burban shaft. I had a local shop shorten it to the proper length. The shaft is much thicker and Napa stocks the odd ball universal joint for that applacation. Good luck
     
  5. BI U JIMMY

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    I bought my driveshafts from Jesse and you cannot go wrong with his stuff. Very high quality product and a heck of a nice guy to talk to as well. I highly recommend him.
     
  6. gpd4

    gpd4 Registered Member

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    I used a place called Driveshafts Unlimited - just south of St. Louis, MO. Very nice work - not too pricey

    '85 Blazer... 9" lift... 35-12.50 BFG AT's...LOTS of rust
     
  7. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine from Tom Wood's driveshafts and they are excellent! The CV isn't really ideal on the slip yoke, but then a lot of people frown on my 1/2 ton axles... we all have a groove we need to fill... some are purely offroad, while othere are daily drivers... and some are both. If you wheel hardcore or have some big power under the hood and like to crawl I ould strongly suggest getting a different case or converting. You can see pics of my drive shaft at http://www.geocities.com/milnerlives_2000/blazer.htm
     

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