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cutting a notch in the crossmember or useing a tcase loweing kit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spongeidys, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. spongeidys

    spongeidys 1/2 ton status

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    would it be smarter to cut a notch in the crossmember so the front driveshaft does not come in contact with it or get a tcase lowering kit?

    as it sits right now the front driveshaft is rubbing aginst the crossmember

    would like some imput on which would be better in the long run ;D
     
  2. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a lowering kit and am going to be getting rid of it at the earliest opportunity. It actually makes the angle for the front shaft worse because it's tilting the entire drivetrain.
     
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    I take it you have the tall style adapter for the 208?? You have 2 choices. Either get the short adapter and the "W" shaped crossmemeber or 4wp sells a spacer for like 40-50 that will make it clear.
     
  4. spongeidys

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    thats why i came here and asked cause i learned on here the lowering kits make the angle for the front harder to acheive ;D ill check into one of those spacers
     
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    chevydan3 1/2 ton status

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    I have a lowered crossmember using the factory spacers at the frame to lower it an inch, but then I had spacers machined to raise the tranny/t-case back up an inch under the adapter so now I have an extra inch of clearance between the driveshaft and the crossmember.
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    if the front driveshaft is rubbing the crossmember, unless you have alot of lift, there is something wrong. IE wore tcase mounts, bent crossmember, or like mine, a broken tcase mount foot.

    check those before you spend any money on something that will only fix the problem half way.
     
  7. spongeidys

    spongeidys 1/2 ton status

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    running 8" of lift ;o but i will check those just incase ;D
     

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