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CV or shims? Driveline help?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by GRINCH, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. GRINCH

    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Now that I installed the ORD Shackle flip with 1" add a leaf, I have bad vibes. Should I mess around fighting this or just fork out the cash for a CV type. I read a few posts on this and theres not enough info out there. Has any body really solved the vibration problem?

    The Few, The Proud, The K5 Blazer
     
  2. CaptCrunch

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    It kinda seems like this is a common problem... I don't even have a shackle flip but I went with a CV shaft to avoid vibes and to try and eliminate shims up front

    -Mikey
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  3. GRINCH

    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Where did you get it from? How much did it cost? What if I want to change out my worn out 4 " springs will I have to get the rear drive shaft redun?

    Thanks

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  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine from Tom Wood's driveshaft... but you can also talk to Jesse at highangle. It's pretty spendy.... about $300-$400 range. If you go 4" you have no worries really... Even w/ a 6" lift it isn't really necesarry but I decided I wanted to not have to deal with vibrations and am going to try and run none to very little shim up front to keep my angles sane for handling.

    -Mikey
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  5. mudhog

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    if you have the money i would go with the cv joint

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>
     
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    Hey Dennis,

    I have the Shackle Flip on my truck with a custom 1.5" add-a-leaf that relocates my axle back 1.25"
    I had very bad vibes untill I put in a C/V shaft. The shaft I went with was the 1 Ton C/V Shaft from Jess at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.highangledriveline.com>http://www.highangledriveline.com</A>.
    Once I put it in the truck ALL of the vibes went Bye Bye. Now I have a huge driveline with 1350 joints everywhere and no vibes. I love it. Hope I helped.

    P.S.
    He also gives members of CK5 10% discounts.

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    If you have the automatic hubs make sure you back up after you take it outa 4x4 or you'll get vibration that sounds just like your drive shaft.
     
  8. GRINCH

    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    I sent jesse a P.M. Still haven't heard from him yet!

    Thanks for the info. I will probably go with the C.V.

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  9. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    He will answer but give him a call for quicker results.
    He will suggest a slip-yoke eliminator kit to get a true CV joint driveline. And you need to drop the transfer case to install the kit. Hold on to your shorts for that quote. It is what I am going with for the extra strength and elimination of the slip yoke and its associated problems.


    Dave

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    Call Jesse at his shop...530-877-2875. He is very busy, so he doesn't get to check his messages here very often.

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