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broken blazer

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 84K5WITHAJUNK305, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. 84K5WITHAJUNK305

    84K5WITHAJUNK305 Registered Member

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    On my last wheelin trip I managed to blow the freshly rebuilt 700r in my blazer as well as severly warping a rim and possibly bending an axle, oh well. I guess now is as good a time as any to start building it up. My future plans include an 8" suspension lift(no blocks) and probably a 2" body lift, ORD's shackle flip kit and swaybar disconnect kit, revolver shackles, a fullfloating 14 bolt rear with a Detroit, Dana 60 front with an ARB, TH350 trans/205 t'case(possibly ORD's doubler), a built 350, 4.58-4.88 or so gears. and 38 or 39 inch tires. I know I'll have to get custom driveshafts made, probably a CV type, but if I use the doubler, how much more of an angle will the driveshafts have to deal with? I also plan on doing a twin stick conversion on the 205, how would this affect the doubler? This Blazer will be street driven occasionally(mostly going to the trails and back), so it has to maintain at least some kind of on road driveability.

    Maybe I should elaborate, I know the front driveshaft angles will actually be better off since it will be longer, but what about the rear? I'd hate to get it all built and then find out that my rear driveshaft was going to be a problem. For anyone that's curious, the twin stick conversion is featured in the August 2000 issue of Peterson's 4Wheel and Offroad.
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 84K5WITHAJUNK305 on 04/17/01 01:30 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Just my $.02 worth but you should be fine with a cv shaft in the rear.

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  3. MaxCrack

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    I have 8" of lift in the rear and a 203 (not for long) which is the same length as the gen2 doubler completely assembled. I pulled a couple u-joints out before I went to a big one ton drive line. It's been fine now for a couple years. So you shouldn't have a problem, just get big strong u-joints.

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  4. 84K5WITHAJUNK305

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    The TH350/205 combo I have came out of an older model blazer(12 bolt rear), what U-joint does it use? I think I saw some kits somewhere(for the 205 and the 14 bolt) that would allow me to run u-joints that were supposedly bigger than 1 ton stuff. Would it be worth the expense/work to do it? So I should be fine with a cv type shaft in the rear? Anyway thanks for the info. Oh, one more question before I go, I got the rear driveshaft out of the other blazer(which was originally connected to a 203)and I've been told that there is a special u joint that will allow me to use the 12 bolt driveshaft on my 10 bolt, anyone know a part number?

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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    For custom CV shafts that are indestructable try and find a link to "High angle driveline" I don't know the addy but the owner is "Drivelineman" here and his name is Jesse. He can build a CV shaft thats good to 80 degrees...recently featured in Peterson's I think. He makes a pretty stout piece.

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  6. HarryH3

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    You can see Jesse's stuff at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.highangledriveline.com/>http://www.highangledriveline.com/</A>

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    Thanks Harry...always there with the appropriate link.[​IMG]

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    Net Junkies R Us! [​IMG]

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  9. 84K5WITHAJUNK305

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    I saw that article, pretty neat. I hope I don't have that much of an angle, but if I do I'm glad to know someone makes it.

    A broken 84 k5 and lots of mud, it sucks to be me
     

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