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Front Shims?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SuperUnknown, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. SuperUnknown

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    I just installed some BDS 4" springs in the front of my '88, and will soon be installing some ORD extended shakels. The problem is that my front drive shaft can no longer be connected. Will some shims fix this? if so what degree? ...and also, will my front shaft need to be lengthend? P.S. The T-Case is dropped, if that makes a difference.

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    If it wont reach now... no the shims wont help... it may "reach" but it wont be safe at all... you'll need to get it extended... about 130 bucks... my rear one... I thought was long enough... wrong.. popped out the first time I locked the brakes on the rear... in the middle of traffic... not cool...

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    How or why cant it be connected? You sorta left that detail out. Is it rubbing on the exhuast pipe or what?

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  4. BigTex

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    Yeah, why can't it be connected? I have a 4" lift on mine and never had any problems with the driveshafts.

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    The front diff is now pointed down and away from the T-case and the front shaft can't reach it in it's current position.

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    If its just too short, you can buy a 1" spacer for the top. They used to be around $40 (5 years ago).

    Pete

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    I have a 3/4" spacer that I used way back when, cost me $65 at the time, supposed to help lifted trucks clear the ex. y-pipe. It's up for sale if any wants.
    Mike

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