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driveshafts---8"lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    driveshafts---8\"lift

    Ok, I'm getting ready to order everything for my Blazer to do the lift, so yesterday I called Jesse over at High Angle to get a price on driveshafts. I had no idea on price and figured it wouldn't be that expensive.......WRONG!!! I was shocked at the price. I am the type that wants to do everything once, as long as I can afford it. I have been saving up to do everything but didnt count on shafts being so much. With the lift, suspension, 14FF,Dana44 (can't afford a 60), tires, rims, gears, etc., and all the little stuff that adds up, I won't be able to do it for a while at the price of those shafts. I thought I would do everything once, but are these shafts the only way to go?? ( I know I say once, but we all know there is always going to be something else, but I like to think I am going to do it once!)
     
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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    I have heard only good things about Jesse.... He seems like a great guy.

    No offense to Jesse, there are other shops though like Tom Woods......

    But Tom doesn't have shafts like the 80 degree CV shaft!!!

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  3. 90blzr

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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    No one else with an 8" lift out there??????????????????
     
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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    Yeah, I got an 8" lift(springs all around) with 1" ORD add-a-leafs. I did'nt put a CV shaft in it yet, but most likely will here soon. I have a t-case drop, degree shims, and d-shaft extensions. My angles aren't too bad and hope they stay that way. Right now the tranny is my more important situation right now.

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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    90blzr,
    Jesse only does top quality work. If you cut the corners on the driveline you will regret it. If you order from Jesse, you won't have to order again, unless you decide to lift it more. I'm not trying to tell you what to do but I know from experience that Jesse's stuff is top of the line. He is a four wheeler, built his own truck from the ground up, and is not a pretender.

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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    we all have idea's of how much things will cost - when you lift your rigs over 4-6 inches save your money , its expensive - there's always things extra things to do- that the lift kit company's will not know to tell you or just won't tell you- i try to be up front about how much things will cost and how they will work - not try to suck you in with a low price then start jacking things when you have little or no choice on the matter - and yes there are alot of company's doing the driveline thing - that's what makes it interesting - check out all leads before buying - jess
     
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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    What shafts were you pricing out? Yes lifting a truck isn't cheap... well not if you do it right. You could alway try a local shop, but I doubt they are going to have the expertist that a Tom Wood or Jesse is gonna have.

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    Re: driveshafts---8\"lift

    I have 9" total lift including body lift. I had to have cutom CV joints made for the rear. No way around it. my cost was 350.00 per cv joint. Only the rear is done now.

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