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Drivelines with 6" lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Esteban86K5, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. Esteban86K5

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    So I'm doing what everyone says happens. About 5 years ago I lifted my Blazer 2 1/2 inches and put on 33's. I was so pumped up about it then. But now I want bigger. I want to go with a 6" lift with 35's or 36's. My question is am I gonna need to get new driveshafts? I know I need to deal with the steering and brake lines, but that's not the expensive part. I wanna know how much I need to save. So any suggestions or ideas are welcome. Thanks

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    You are going to have to get a new front shaft for sure...The rear is a maybe..




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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    My experiences with 6" lifts you are going to need new driveshafts. I had a t-case drop and shims on my old one and I still needed them lengthened. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    I put a one inch spacer in the front shaft and had a new one made for the rear with cv joints in it.

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  5. Esteban86K5

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    What did the new rear cost you?

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    High Angle Driveline!!!!! I have been fighting vibes for a couple of years and they dissappeared when I shelled out the cash for the "GOOD STUFF". I cant remember how many shafts I bought and everyone said "this will cure it". That's BS! Jesse at High Angle Driveline Has the stuff and it was the only one that worked. Just remember you get what you pay for and Good Luck.
     
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    Getting lift envy from seeing Kpanza's blazer. I know I did. I am in the same boat as you, I just put $2K in to my 6" lift and full ORD upgrade, but I missed the info about drivelines. My truck seems to drive great after i dropped the t-case 1 1/2", no vibes, but I havn't hit the trail yet. I cant afford any new parts for awhile. What are the symptoms that I need to get new drivelines? (other than the obvious * dshaft laying on aspha;t under truck*)

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    I went bigdaddy's route also... I got a rear Cv shaft for $325 from Tom wood's driveshaft... would of went w/ jess but problems or concerns about the slip yoke arose. I'm really happy w/ my shaft.... of course this my 5th shaft from Tom... I have been buying shafts for my custom setups and race cars from him for years

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  9. Esteban86K5

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    As far as I know the symptoms would be vibrations on speeds above 35 mph, going through u-joints with every oil change and of course what you mentioned the driveshaft dropping out, mainly I've heard of it happening during lockup or flexing.
    $2000 for a complete suspension upgrade is a good chunk of money. No wonder your not going to Blazer Fest. We've got to hit some local trails again. I want t check out everything you did. Later

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    Yeah, Jesse told me the same thing. I wish I knew why everyone else can make a slip yoke CV but he won't. He claims the other guys are doing it with a Cadilac slip yoke that has engagement problems, etc. I told him to email me if he changes his mind about making the shaft. Tom Woods and one other outfit said no problem. They'll get my business.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    I think Jess is kinda just protecting his tail from come backs... plus the slip yoke rear is definetly not a hardcore or even a moderate wheeler setup. I'm sure he has had some really bad experiences w/ them or whatever and I won't hold nothing against him for standing by his opinion. I do the same on many parts I put in cars.

    I don't hit rocks all that much and my mudd'n and trails are more tame then the likes or a Depdog, Keith, Grim, Steve, etc... When my rig moves from daily driver to offroad only she'll get the 400/205 combo anyways so I'll just sell the Tom Wood's CV shaft i have now and get another one made up.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    There's nothing wrong with a slip yoke. And if it was un-reliable, Tom Woods wouldn't do it. Not like his name isn't known all over for driveshafts.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    I bought mine from Dicks Driveshafts here in Phx for about $200.00. I took care of all my vibrations.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    everyone has an opinion on this- i still say its weak- for some it will work other it will not- 35" tires you will break it at some point- forgive me for turing buis away- i just hate selling cheesy stuff- money for me and a headache for you!
     
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    As I said gotta respect a guy that sticks by his opinions even if it means loosing business.

    Since it has been a while since the 208 conversion post... how has the R&D gone... any ideas when it will be availiable. I would love to loose the slip yoke... just would rather not rip apart my tranny and loose my super low gearing. Thanks Jesse.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    <font color=purple> Is a body lift out of the question ?

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    <font color=purple> I mean with a new 4" lift and a 2" body lift , not your 2 1/2 " lift you have now .

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    I really didn't want to go with a body lift because I simply don't like them. I'm getting a 4 in lift this Sat because it's cheap and it'll come with Rancho 9000's. Yea it's used but still in good shape. I might just stay with the 4 in if I'm happy I just wanted to find out how much I would need to do a COMPLETE lift. Thanks everyone for all the info.

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    Re: Drivelines with 6\" lift?

    <font color=purple> Just thought I'd throw it out there , it's much cheaper not to have to do all the drivelinework is all..........I know it's not the preferred way but it's an option.

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    I don't see anything wrong w/ a properly done body lift. 2 or 3" max though. I do like the fact though that I'm only a body lift away; now that my 6" lift is in, to get serious and run some 39.5 Boogers [​IMG]

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