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alright, new idea *NEW QUESTION*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87sm465np208, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    in the next few months im gunna put a 4 in. lift on my truck, and im gunna have to have the driveshaft lenthened, what if i got a driveshaft from a longbed, and had them cut it down? to fit, would this be cheaper then having them lenthen my existing driveshaft? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Re: alright, new idea

    if cost to buy a long bed driveshaft plus cost of having it shortened is <= existing shaft + price to lengthen /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: alright, new idea

    No need with 4" lift
     
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    Re: alright, new idea

    I don't think you will need to worry about shaft either, but if you do, bowtie is right. unless you have another shaft layin around.
     
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    Re: alright, new idea

    well guys, its just i put a freakin 12 bolt in my truck, and the slip yoke isnt sticking in as far as it used to, that is my only concer, and it is a shortbed, i will look into it when it gets warmer out, i plan to do this over spring break if do it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. and since i will be puttin the springs in the front, and blocks in the rear, i will get those napa extended brake lines for the front, and just use the bracket for the rear because im not doing springs /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif in the rear.

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    Re: alright, new idea

    I've done 2" and 4" on several blazers(shorter wheelbase than your truck) and haven't had problems. When I upped to 6" I did. also gained vibration problems. but that was all angles.
     
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    Re: alright, new idea

    hmmm,Does anyone know how much more the slip yoke sticks out after the 4" lift? from where it was before? well maybe i will jack up the truck tomarow, take the driveshaft off the rear end, and drop it down 4" and see how much slip is left in the slip yooke, if i dont! i will be a happy man. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, and yea my T-case is already droped. was like that when i bought it. well tomrow or some day i will park it in the driveway, block the wheels, perhapes take the wheels off the ground and on the frame and see, ill post back when i do it. wish me luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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    how much more does the slip yoke stick out of the T-case after a 4" rough country Block lift in the rear? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    After installing the rough country 4" lift rear springs on my sub...I've still got more slip yoke left in the tail-shaft than out of it. If I had to put a measurement on it, I'd say maybe a little more than 3" of spline contact surface, but that's my best guess. Remembering from over a year ago from when I had to pull the driveshaft out to replace the u-joints.
     
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    tomarow i will check it out /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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