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Driveline angle problems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazer_boy03, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. blazer_boy03

    blazer_boy03 Registered Member

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    Just put a 4" suspension lift on a 85 GMC Jimmy Fullsize. The rear drive shaft is in a bind any sugestions?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    3 options I can think of..

    1) shims under the leaf packs
    2) a high angle shaft
    3) cutting the spring perches off, rotating the axle as desired and welding the perches back on

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  3. TXsizeK5

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    Or you can drop the x-fer case.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Or you can drop the x-fer case.

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    doh!!! forgot about that. Still, the guys rig is lifted so I figure it might get wheeled, better to keep that stuff up nice and high. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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  5. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Driveline angles driveline schmangles, who cares. hehe. The vibration doesn't start getting too bad until your pinion points up higher than the driveshaft like mine does:

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    At 72mph, you don't even have to stir kool-aid, the truck does it for you. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I recommend shims. Someday I'll fix mine.
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Mine is just like that...slightly negative. No vibes for me...guess I'm lucky. I'll fix that one day.
     

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