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Driveshafts used with 4" lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cheyenne_77, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. cheyenne_77

    cheyenne_77 Registered Member

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    Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    Can i use the stock 4 inch driveshafts with a 4 inch lift?Are they long enough? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    Stock works.

    John
     
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    Re: Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    Running the stock ones here. Will even work for 6" lifts if you don't wheel it real hard.
     
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    Re: Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    i used both my stock shafts with 5" in the front 4" in the back. i did need a front drive shaft spacer to get it to clear the cross member though. it was about $50. but if you have a lathe you could probably make one for about $7.
     
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    Re: Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    stock 4 inch driveshafts

    [/ QUOTE ] If your driveshafts are only 4 inches long, they will never reach all the way.

    Seriously, though, a great way to make up for the extra slip yoke showing is to swap out the 10/12-bolt rear for a 14B rear. This moves the rear yoke forward about 2" and makes the stock driveshaft about "perfect" again (except for it's lack of 1-ton U-joints and a CV joint).
     
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    Re: Driveshafts used with 4\" lift?

    Stock are working ok with my 4in lift. I did lower the t-case, but would love to just feel better about myself by getting new driveshafts and raising my tcase back to stock..
    Sergio /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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