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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by surg82k5, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am wondering how much I should expect to pay to have a driveline place, to lengthen the stock driveshaft on my Blazer. I have a 4" lift and the stock shaft is about an inch too short fully extended. I don't do any serious off roading but I want to have 4 wheel when I need it. thanks
    Sergio

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    Just called Austin Drive Train, here in Austin texas.. they say that they will not be able to lengthen the (front) drive shaft They will just have to build a whole new one.. is this true or are they full of $hit.
    Sergio<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by surg82k5 on 12/07/01 12:48 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. elkboy

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    ~ $75.00 to lengthen and re-balance.

    <font color=red> Elkboy </font color=red> 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     
  3. surg82k5

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    BTT

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  4. four_by_ken

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    If its in real bad shape they would need to build a new one. Otherwise I dont know why they couldnt lenghen it.

    Did you ask them why?

    Ken H.



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  5. surg82k5

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    they just said that with that type of drive shaft, you can't lengthen it.. sounds like POO to me...
    Sergio

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    need some help here guys... info.. suggestion of shops to take it to in central texas area..
    Sergio

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  7. wayne

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    You do not lenghen a drive shaft. What they do is cut the ends off and retube it. Usually cost in the $100 range. I have a shaft for sale in the parts forum that might interest you if the length is correct.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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    Sergio,

    There is a shop here in San Antonio that you could give a call.

    Drive Shafts Unlimited 210.333.5050





    ric

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