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driveshaft clearancing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Sep 2, 2000.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 6" lift on my truck. The front driveshaft angularity is bad enough for it to bind.
    Now, driving less than about 20 mph it is no a big deal, I can't hear a knocking/clunking sound and I do keep it lubed up pretty well.
    Over 25 mph and it makes the death-coming-soon sound. Sustained, I'm sure it would spit the driveshaft.
    I don't have the $$$ for a new one ($160 from Denny's) plus I can't see buying a 1310 driveshaft when I really would eventually like a 1350 one (even more $$$.)
    So, I have heard about clearancing the CV. I've taken out the driveshaft and and see where it could use some clearancing, but what do I clearance it with? How much is too much?
    I have a standard electric drill, but where could a get an attachment small enough?
     
  2. Big B

    Big B 1/2 ton status

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    iam not being a smartass but did you reshim the axle when you put the lift on tho help with the pinion ang?

    bigb4x4.coloradok5.com
     
  3. TX Mudder

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    The front springs did not come with shims. The shimns go between the axle and the leaf springs? Doesn't that mess up camber or caster or something?
    So, no, I didn't shim anything. ...?
     

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