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Driveshaft and lift question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    With 6" lift will I run into drive shaft trouble? I now have 4" but running 35's it hits when it flexes. (I have the swaybar out). I already cut the fenders, so that option is gone. What are my options of getting out of driveshaft trouble with a 6" lift?
     
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    You might be ok(slim chance). The rear should be fine, but the front will want to bind on you some. Some things you can do is obvisiously use a space on the front of your tcase or get your shaft lengthened. The "ears" on your front shaft around the upper u-joint will need to be grinded down some to take out the bind. Hope this helps somewhat.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Just cut your fenders more or get a body lift.
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sammy,

    You could try the ORD 1" Body lift... depending on how seriously you're rubbing, a minor body lift could be all you need to do. That would save you from buying new springs, or doing driveshaft changes.....

    Just another idea.
     
  5. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Go for a bodylift. I just installed a 3" bodylift on my 79. It was easy and gave me alot more clearance.
     
  6. newbe73

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    i have 4 inc now and my driveshaft is half whay out so if it is the stock 1 it will never work ou will need a longer one but ya if you really want that much clearence outer wise i would do body
     
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    Are you using a shackle flip, springs, or blocks? I have a shackle flip and blocks totaling 5 1/2'' of lift using the stock driveshaft. The shackle flip corrected the pinion angle and the slip yoke was only pulled out of the transfer case 3/8'' more than stock and it doesnt vibrate. The 35''s still rub pretty badly with 6'' unless you take off a little sheet metal (i removed 220 square inches). I am still using the stock front driveshaft too and it doesnt seem to bind or limit my flex. Then again if you already have a 4'' installed, dollar for dollar you are far better off with the body lift and/or more trimming.
     

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