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Drive-shaft extensions??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLzr4x4ngkid, Mar 13, 2000.

  1. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    I'm wanting to put a 6" lift on my Jimmy. Where can i get drive shaft extensions? I need to find out who i can get them from or if it would be cheaper to buy a new driveshaft. Where could i get them from?
    Thanks,
    Alex

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  2. Goose

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    Alex, I used to live in Wichita and used a drive-line shop for my drive shafts. I can't remember the name, but they are on a side street off of West St. and south of Kellogg. There is another truck place further down the street as well and they almost share a parking lot. Both of them deal mostly with heavy trucks, but will be happy to deal with you. Also, you may call "Off-Road Motorsprts in Wichita, they should be able to point you in the right direction.316-686-3478
    As far as drive shaft extensions..never heard that phrase. I would go with new shafts. If your K5 has any kind of miles on it, the slip joints are probably worn anyway.

    I did some digging and found an old credit card statement from "Truck Parts & Equipment" and another from "Power drive Inc" I think these are the two companies I was talking about. Good luck
     
  3. Corey-88K5

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    The problem with extensions are that as far as I know, they are only available for square flange mounts, and they will increase your driveline angle. Get a new shaft!

    Corey
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  4. Waxer

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    Or if your shafts are in good condition (which the driveline shop will tell you) then you can simply get them retubed. When I did the NP205 swap, I had to get the front shaft shortened ($40 bucks) and the rear shaft had to be lengthened ($100 bucks) A lot cheaper than getting an entire new shaft, which the front shaft cost me $300 when I had it made from scratch. Hope this helps you....
     

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