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front driveshaft question,for 6" or 8" lifts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    with a 6" or 8" suspension lift would the front drivshaft bind? its a cv type stock front shaft.this is also on a long wheelbase chevy pickup /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    I've got a 6 inch lift and it was hitting the tcase crossmember. A 1 in spacer took care of that, other wise no problems.
     
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    Re: front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    what about on a 85 suburban with 7 inches of lift?
     
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    Re: front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    Mine binds at the pinion when the u-bolt straps are cranked down. I originally thought it was binding at the CV but after playing around I figured out the pinion needs to be shimmed. Mine is a 1310 High angle and I have 7" of lift in the front.
     
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    Re: front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    thanks I'll look into it
     
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    Re: front driveshaft question,for 6\" or 8\" lifts

    I have 6" TuffCountry springs upfront and the cv binds only at fulldroop
     

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