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I took my K5 to a shop for tranny rebuild. Mechanic flipped out on me

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    First, he says that my rear driveshafts angle is too much. I've got 10"susp lift, but I did get the driveshaft lengthened, and I dropped the t-case 2 inches. Also have degree shims. Then he said that my crossmember is not gonna hold for $h!+ the way I've got it set up. I went and bought longer bolts and a bunch of washers to drop the case. Is there a better way to do this?
     
  2. zakk

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    take a pic of the problem. if your angles have been OK'd be a driveline guy (dunno them off the top of my head) you should be fine.

    Are you running a CV jointed rear?
     
  3. m j

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    first, go to a different shop if that guy is being a dick

    of course you are going to have bad driveline angles, it is lifted a LOT.
    all that means is you will have to keep an eye on your ujoints once you get the angles as good as you can.

    some box tubing would work as a crossmember spacer.
    tho if the bolts are tight the washers will do the job fine, just quite ugly.

    DO NOT allow someone that acts like they hate your truck work on it!
     
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    "DO NOT allow someone that acts like they hate your truck work on it!"

    Amen to that

    Better yet, Try not to let anyone else work on it but yourself,
     
  5. PetaKane

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    I wish I could do everything myself. I was so proud that I had installed it by myself. But it was such a huge job for me even after buying a tranny jack, I didn't have the patience to drop it again. The weather here hasn't helped either. Hopefully I can pick up my truck tomorrow. I don't know why mechanics don't like my truck.
     
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    Let me know the name of the shop, so I don't do business with them! Sounds to me like the guy is, A) trying to get some business out of you or, B) don't know what the hell he's talkin' about. Let me know how things turn out.

    John
     
  7. Mudzer

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    Take your truck to Down & Difrty Offroad in Tulsa. Ask for Danny Cloud or Wayde Cheek. These guys will give you the right advice. Another custom fabrication place who deal soley in off road rigs is Wagoner Machine in Claremore. Ask for Casey Groth.

    Here are a few URL's for you:

    www.wagonermachine.com

    www.downanddirtyoffroad.com
     

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