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Another driveshaft question... 1979 Suburban 6" lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SuburbanGuy, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. SuburbanGuy

    SuburbanGuy Newbie

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    I apologize if this seems redundant, but I did a search and could not find the same situation mentioned.

    I have a 1979 Chevrolet Suburban with a 4" lift with rear blocks. I'm going to a 6" lift with rear springs. My driveshafts are fine with the 4" lift and my u-joints are good.

    Does anyone out there have the 6" setup on their older Suburban? Any problems with driveshafts being too short or angles too steep? U-joints? It is a Rough Country kit, and I don't know if the kit has an angled shim on the rear spring pack or not, or if it would be necessary to shim at all.

    Thanks for your time, and I apologize for the Noob question.
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    With your long wheelbase you should be ok driveshaft wise.
    As for that kit, I hope you are not looking for a sift ride. I have there front springs and they ride like a tractor. Just a word of warning. :)
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    same w.b. as long bed truck. i had 6" in my old one. with 1 tons and 4" flip in back and 2 " block to level out rear. was fine no problems. frt was a tad grindy at times with flex. but i had no sway bar also more flex. rear was fixed yoke transfer. slip shaft might be close.
     
  4. SuburbanGuy

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    Thanks for the input, guys. I appreciate your responses.

    I'm hoping my 35's will absorb some of the shock!
     
  5. SuburbanGuy

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    On the same note, the vent tubes for the front and rear diffs are very taut. Have you guys ever had to lengthen them?

    Anyone know what OD/ID tubing that is and where to find it and the connector to lengthen them?
     
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    just regular fuel /vent line hose. easy fix.
     
  7. SuburbanGuy

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    Thanks again for the help sir.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    tell ya what dont thank me thank ck5 site. easy to fo become a paid member and look at all the stuff and all the cool pics. but be warned it is vary adictive. good luck on the build up.
     

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