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Driveshaft/ lift question.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BillyBob, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. BillyBob

    BillyBob 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering, I'm going to be putting a 4" lift in my truck this summer. I'm afraid I might have a driveshaft length problem since I think it was shortened a bit during refurbishing. Now, since I don't wanna be bothered with any more "flying driveshaft" problems, I was wondering if it would be best if I got a p/u shaft and shortened it.. or maybe just get a new shaft? I just don't wanna be bothered with any driveshaft problems after the lift. Suggestions?
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  2. HarryH3

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    I lucked out when buying the tranny and T-case for mine. It's a Turbo 400 and 205 from a 1980 1-ton. I asked if I could also have the driveshafts, since they mounted differently than the stockers, and the JY threw them in for free. [​IMG] My rear driveshaft is a mongo unit that I had shortened to bolt up to the 14-bolt rear.

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    Not sure billybob. My driveshaft guy told me that it would cost me about the same amount to lengthen one as it will to go ahead and make a new one. But shortening will be a little cheaper.

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Ya, the cheapest way would be to get a p/u unit and shorten it...

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