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Axle wrap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rcpilot, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone used the traction bar type rods that are mounted on top of the spring/axle and bolt to the shackle mount?? I have a 4" lift w/ blocks in the rear and am getting alot of axle wrap..saw the traction bars in J.C. Witney.. any other ideas will be greatly appreciated..... Thnaks

    '76 K-5 350/TH350 T-203 w/ parttime kit
    4" Rancho lift
    33's
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  2. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    those help, but have u dropped ur tcase yet?
    it helps a ton!

    <font color=red>K5: Because size DOES matter</font color=red>
    85 K5 4IN LIFT 35 GOOD YEAR WRANGLER MT/R, AMERICAN RACING WHEELS
     
  3. rcpilot

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    Conferate.. I just bought this truck and it was already lifted.. isn't the transfer case not divorced... how would I go about lowering.. thanks

    '76 K-5 350/TH350 T-203 w/ parttime kit
    4" Rancho lift
    33's
    Edelbrock mani & carb.
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Instead of buying the traction bars,get rid of the lifting block's (ie.) ORD shackle flip,or 4 inch springs.



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

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  6. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    BlazzinOR... I am seriously considering installing new springs in the rear.. I have never been to keen on blocks...

    '76 K-5 350/TH350
    NP-203 w/ part-time
    4" Rancho lift
    33" MT
     
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    There are spacers in the frame rail from the factory at the t-case x-member...You can move them from indie the frame rail to IN BETWEEN the frame rail and x-member. This points the rear output of th et-case towards the rear axle pinion, thus reducing VIBRATIONS....Lowering th et-case probably wouldn't affect the axle wrap situation...for good articulation, stay away from traction bars...if you bought you truck and it had a lift on it, it might have lift blocks in the rear...these blocks create greater leverage to twist the stock springs....you can remedy htis by replacing the stock springs and blocks with either a lift spring OR a shckle flip to retain your factory spring...Oh, and yes the T-cse is "married" to the tranny, that is why when you drop the t-case to also rotate the engine towards the rear...you cany drop the t-case too much on a chevy or you distributor will hit the firewall... Good LUck

    Chris

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     
  8. Burt4x4

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    Toss the Blocks and your issue will go by by!!
    I had 4" blocks until the axelwrap DESTROYED my GM 12bolt with a brand new Pro-Auburn in it[​IMG]!!
    Now I run 5 1/2" SuperLift spring packs in the rear w/Dana 60.
    Ain't got no more hoppin [​IMG]

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4</a>
     
  9. Mingler

    Mingler Registered Member

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    Wouldn't this cause increased angle as well as increased vibration from the front drive shaft? And would it not also cause increased wear and tear on the engine mounts??
    Just thinking this one through as it might be an option for me as well. Regarding dropping the T-Case that is.

    Cheers
    Joe.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Mingler on 02/26/02 01:28 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  10. jc71355

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    I don't know if these are what you are talking back but here is a pic of what is on my blazer
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/JC71355-s-Blazer/aac>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/JC71355-s-Blazer/aac</a>


    <font color=blue>91K5 350 2.5in Suspension lift 33/12.5
    If It's a JEEP thing why is your engine and tranny the same as my K5[​IMG]</font color=blue>
     
  11. fortcollinsram

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    if you do have vibes out of the front, you can shim the axle...I have 3 spacers between my frame and x-membeer to drop my t-case and I don't have any vibes...I have gone to about 60 in 4wd... As far as the engine mounts are concerned, thats a good question...Probably knocks a little life outta them, but that is what Poly bushings are for [​IMG]

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     

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