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HELP ME!--added lift/frt d-shaft issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Stephen Lee, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Stephen Lee

    Stephen Lee Registered Member

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    I had a 78 k5/ d44/ 12B/3.08/ 350/ 465/ 205/ 4"susp/ 2" body/ 4X4
    Now its a 78/ k5/ d44HD/ 14FF/4.11/ 454/ 465/ 205/ 6" susp/ 2" body/ 4X2

    the front shackles are 2.5" longer than stock, had 4 degree shims.
    I went to 6 degree shims and dropped the tranny an inch.

    BUT THE DOUBLE CARDAN STILL BINDS!

    WTF?

    :mad:

    WOULD LIKE TO GO TO THE GRAVEL PIT TOMORROW:crazy:
     
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  2. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Lots of good info out there on this topic.... some things to consider; dropping your tranny/case puts your front driveshaft at a steeper angle because it's pointing the flange further up. With 2.5" longer than stock shackles, your pinion is still probably way to far down even with the shims. ( hard to tell without seeing it) Have you ground out the bumps in the cv portion of your driveshaft? I'd look at all of these things.
     
  3. Stephen Lee

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    thought about grinding cv but how much can I take off around u-joint caps?

    I was wondering if it hurt or helped to drop the trans. with everything pivoting at the motor mounts...

    think 6" spring as oppossed to the shackles would do it? $$$$:doah:
     
  4. Stephen Lee

    Stephen Lee Registered Member

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    how much lift does your 77 have to clear those meats?
    how did you lift it?
    and how did you correct driveline issues?

    Ton o ?'s 4 u

    were do I find all of said info?
     

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