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driveshaft ????'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by funkycold, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. funkycold

    funkycold 1/2 ton status

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    driveshaft ????\'s

    I am finally finishing the install of the 12" lift and the 14FF install at the same time.
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    I have a questions regarding the drivehshaft slider at the transfer case.

    Is it too far out in the picture below?
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    If I were to get a new driveshaft, how does it get measured from u-joint to u-joint, and how far in or out show the yoke be when measuring for the new driveshaft?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    Re: driveshaft ????\'s

    That looks a little far out but it could be ok, I don't know for sure. As for the measure, ask the driveshaft shop you get one from. They will tell you exactly how to measure it. Some shops measure from different places I have heard.

    Make sure when you measure it that you have the full weight of the truck on the suspension so it will be at ride height.

    Harley
     
  3. mudjunkie 82

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    Re: driveshaft ????\'s

    Looks like that shaft will have to be Extended.........
     
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    Re: driveshaft ????\'s

    If that is a factory slip spline then its too short. I think on those they measure from the face of the output to the center of the ujoint cup on the pinion.
     
  5. Re: driveshaft ????\'s

    Yep, too short. You can supposedly operate with 60% of the slip yoke in the transfer case. I just had my driveshaft lengthened 2" because I had less than 50%.
     
  6. jakeslim

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    Re: driveshaft ????\'s

    12" geeez....huge mofo
     

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