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Driveshaft question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88trailblazer, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. 88trailblazer

    88trailblazer 1/2 ton status

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    This might be a stupid idea, but what the hell.

    I have a 78 K10 with the th350, 203, d44 combo. The truck has a 6in suspension lift + 3 more under the body.

    Would the front driveshaft from an 87-89 k5 fit if it has a 700r4, 205, 10-bolt combo.

    I know the 700r4 is longer than the TH350, which means the driveshaft should be longer. But would it be long enough for the extra lift?
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That may work well for yah...
    Measure the distance from the flange to the center of the yoke.
    Measure the length of the shaft...compressed/expanded.
    Post some measurements...we'll tell yah if it will work.
     
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    I'll have to get those measurements. Or even better, I'll pull the driveshaft off my brother's 88k5 and test it out on my pickup. Once I have it on there, what should i look for? Should I try to flex the suspension or is that a bad idea? What's could go wrong with this if it's the wrong size?
     
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    You could compare measurements first...:wink1:
     

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