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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BIGDAN112686, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. BIGDAN112686

    BIGDAN112686 1/2 ton status

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    after goin to see many different trucks, i finally got one. this past sunday i purchased a 1990 k5. its only had one owner, who kept it in great condition. i just thought i'd let everyone know, and ask a couple questions. im lookin to go with a 6" lift(not sure what kinda yet, maybe tough country front w/ the ak-57 rear) and 35's. the only problem is, findin someone to lengthen the front shaft. if anyone in the charlotte, nc area could recomend a shop that would be great. thanks.
     
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    also, will i only need to get the front shaft redone, if so how much? and is there any other way around this. thanks.
     
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    Dan- I don't think you'll have any trouble finding a shaft shop in Charlotte. Yellow pages under driveshafts, speed shops, calling NAPA parts stores for recommendations, all should work to find a shaft shop.
    In Raleigh, I've been happy working with Fleet Pride, a medium to heavy duty truck service center. Fleet Pride has a location in Charlotte, at 596-6967. The FP location here has lengthened a Scout front drive shaft for me, and straightened out a bent Scout rear driveshaft from another truck. I'm aware that the K5 shafts are different than the Scout shafts, but there was every shape and size of truck driveshafts on the racks awaiting pickup when I got mine done, so I suspect they can help you.

    Foy (cooper's dad)
     
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    thanks guys! but i know someone out there has to know somethin about what kind of driveshaft mods i need or a way around them. if you do, please help me out here. thanks in advance.
     
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    thanks guys! but i know someone out there has to know somethin about what kind of driveshaft mods i need or a way around them. if you do, please help me out here. thanks in advance.

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    You might hold out until AFTER the 6" lift is in to insure you get the proper length on the new shaft... other than that, there is nothing to it! Just get a lengthened shaft with std joints etc... unless you plan to upgrade your axles too...

    Welcome to the K5 addiction! "My name is Dan, and I haven't gone wheeling in over 4 weeks!" /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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