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Driveshafts At Horrible Angle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88 jimmychanga, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. 88 jimmychanga

    88 jimmychanga Registered Member

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    OK, suspension is really not my forte, probably how I got myself into this mess in the first place. My drive shafts are at horride angles, pretty severe. I don't take it into anything too serious b/c of that, but what's the fun in owning a Jimmy if you can't test it at 100%, right? Anyways, how do I go about getting the drive shaft straightened out? Lengthen the shafts? Any help will be appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    How bout wedge blocks?
     
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    You can get shims for the axels, drop the transfer case a little will give some for the rear. Might consider a rear shaft with a cardon joint(dual u-joints like the front shaft)
     
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    every rig acts a bit different. with 6 inches of lift, you are going to have to make some type of driveline adjustment. do you have drive line vibration at this time - i would think so. although a bit pricey, i went with a cv driveshaft (as bablazer73 stated) and corrected the pinion angle. mine rides better than it did stock.
     
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    I got my drive shafts lengthend and had a CV kit installed on the rear shaft at Sacramento Driveline Service.
    This might help Drive-Line Service

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    Bill
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You can get shims for the axels, drop the transfer case a little will give some for the rear. Might consider a rear shaft with a cardon joint(dual u-joints like the front shaft)

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    yeah what he said ^ /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  7. 88 jimmychanga

    88 jimmychanga Registered Member

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    I'll try to get some pics up of what I'm talking about. Thanks to all for the help.
     
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    If you havent dropped you t case yet, there should be some factory 1"(?) spacers on top of the frame rail, where the bolts for the tcase crossmember bolts up. If you have there are little shims, wedges, only a couple bucks that you can get that rotate the front of your diff up at the tcase and will help w/ the vibrations a bit. Probably have to end up w/ shaft lengthened.
     
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    and you thought you had shaft problems...
     
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    and you thought you had shaft problems...

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    dear god
     
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    ive seen that pic before, but just noticed the clear tube on the right. Is that a fuel filter the line goes in to?! Least hes worried about gettin water in his diff when he goes off the trailer.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ive seen that pic before, but just noticed the clear tube on the right. Is that a fuel filter the line goes in to?! Least hes worried about gettin water in his diff when he goes off the trailer.

    [/ QUOTE ]That is a "must" need part for when he is trying to get it loaded back in the trailer as it starts to rain.. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    A gas line filter wouldn't be wort a crap as a vent, would it?
     

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