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Front Driveshaft Spacer??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lax037, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. lax037

    lax037 Registered Member

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    I'm going to be upgrading to a D60 400/205 14ff(all of which I got for $400) in my blazer. I also plan to add a 6" lift in this process. When I got the D60 and the 400/205 I got the front driveshaft as well. This shaft is probably going to be to short for this setup, could I put a 1" drivehsaft spacer in there to fix this, or is it going to completely through off my angles, in which case I'm going to have to cough up the money to have the driveshaft done right.

    Tom
     
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    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    it might work...with 6" on mine the front driveshaft would work though the exhaust crossover pipe was an issue...

    i would say to go ahead and get the driveshaft built right so you never have any problems with it...

    thats what im doing now...

    Later

    Just tap it in...tappity tap tap...
     
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    I made a 1" steel spacer after I put on my 6" lift.Making a spacer was way cheaper than getting the shaft retubed.I think Superlift makes alumimum 1" spacers.

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  4. lax037

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    To add to my setup, the truck has a true dual exhaust, so there isn't the problem of the y pipe being in the way. Is the 400 that much closer that a spacer in the driveshaft will bind up my front driveshaft, due to the fact that it will be at to great an angle. I know with a 350, this isn't a problem, just wondering if it's going to be a problem with the 400

    Thanks

    Tom
     
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    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    How much do those SuperLift spacers cost?

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    It's a wheelbase thing, you wouldn't understand.
     
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    how do they look like? i might need one of these cause my driveshaft is hitting my xmember on that hump for the tcase moutn, but only when its flexing, my options are do some fab on the driveshaft or that spacer.

    phill
     
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    The spacer is just a metal disc similar to a hockey puck with 4 holes drilled through it. Superlift sells them for about $50 and they come with the longer bolts. I've been running mine for bout a year with no problems, just retorque them once and a while.

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    Lower your transfer case.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    He said he was talking about the front shaft. If he lowered the case that would raise the the front output even further.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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