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Driveshaft ??'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jarheadk5, Jun 8, 2000.

  1. jarheadk5

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    Driveshaft ??\'s

    Is it bad when your nice new u-joint cups drop straight thru a couple yoke ears? (I think I know the answer...) How long can I reasonably milk this along? This is my daily driver.
    Anyone know of a decent driveshaft shop in the southeastern PA/southwestern NJ area? A 4" lift is in the future; if I get a new shaft should I get it longer now, or wait? Where can I get Spicer u-joints? Got NAPA's premiums, but everyone seems to swear by Spicers, so...

    Anyone got a good shaft and slipyoke for a stock 87 with NP208?

    Thanks, folks.

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  2. Eagle86K5

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    Re: Driveshaft ??\'s

    Napa and spicer are owned by Dana

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  3. HarryH3

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    Re: Driveshaft ??\'s

    Definitely not a good thing. [​IMG]

    Are you sure you got the right parts? I've never seen a yoke that slopped out, but that doesn't mean it can't happen! [​IMG]

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  4. jarheadk5

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    Re: Driveshaft ??\'s

    I'm just about 100% positive I got the right parts. The cups only slip thru one ear on the fwd end of the shaft, and one ear of the t-case slipyoke. All 8 cups slipped thru the same ears, but no others. I know I need a new shaft and slipyoke, but roughly how long can I put this off? Money's tight right now and I can barely afford to drive to work!!!

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