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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stiches, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. stiches

    stiches Registered Member

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    Hey people...i am a newbie...yes i know...but lets get down to business...

    1978 chevy blazer 350 v-8 yada yada

    it has a lift kit...but no wedges for the rear axle so i am going though u joints like one a month...i need them wedges...anyone got any spares? please i am broke and i need them cheep...can't drive far and can't drive over 45 on my mph...any advice>
     
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    how bad is your angle? do u know what degree shims you need?
     
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    Honestly no i don't i talked to the previous owner he said its a 4 inch lift kit...doesent know the degree
     
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    i picled up some shims at a local spring shop for mine when i first did my lift i think they were like $10-$12 each
     
  5. stiches

    stiches Registered Member

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    okay....around here all i have for shops are

    normal stuff ie kragen napa bws advance and pepboys

    machine shops

    speed shops

    and no 4x4 shops
     
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    i have extras, but with a 4" lift u shouldnt be anywhere near the angle for that kinda damage. also they are cheap, run about $10 so hardly worth it after shipping.

    check other stuff to make shure ure not trying to cover up another problem.

    i run a 4" lift and 35" with no prob till about 100-110mph then i start getting some vrmmm vrmmmmm :D
     
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    all i know is that wehn i look at the driveshaft..the angle is extreme...do you guys know any good u joints that are durable and somewhat cheep....what size for stock...i can't figre it could be anything else....plus when i put greese in the one that is breaking it is tight for one minture of tourture...does anybody know what kind of rims i can get with a 4 inch lift....i want to do a theme to my car...i am useing this beast for mostly street and want street apeal...i can already dust my friends 1990 civic hatch back
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey, brother, I hate to rain on your parade, but "parts wanted" posts aren't allowed in the Garage. Just thought you might want to know.........:thumb:
     
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    What size tires do you have? Are your fenders cut out at all? I have 12" and 39.5's and don't have any problems! Measure the distance between the ground and your frame at the body mount just behind the front wheel.
    Stock height should be around 16.5", with 31" tires and if you have a 4" lift then you should be somewhere around 20.5".
     
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    I know for a fact i am not rubbing anywere on the fenders...theres about i say a good 6 or 9 inches of clearence...i'll find out tomarrow about t he height...
     
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    Do you have blocks or add-a-leaves in the rear? If its blocks they are usually tapered and you might have them in backward.
     
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    Some 36" Irocks and 20" wheels yo..... That would be the shiznit....... :rolleyes: Not my tastes, but different strokes for different folks I suppose.... Hey, I got some stock springs I could trade you for your lift springs :wink1: You could still clear some sort of DUB's fine and your drivehaft angle would go away :laugh:
     
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    I found the problem....on the u joint there was only one c-clip holding it on and two u bolts...make sense? anyways i havent tried to go fast yet but soon i will
     

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