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lift help!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ross, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. Ross

    Ross Registered Member

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    the front spring are on and i jacked up the axel to bolt it to the springs and the axel is to far back I have a 86 k5 and i think the front drive shaft is to short. Is this true or do i just have to give it a lot of muscle. what should i do, i need help. the lift is a 4" super lift - - - thanks for any help

    1986 white K5
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sounds like you could have the springs the wrong way. Try turning them so the back is at the front and vice versa.

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  3. Ross

    Ross Registered Member

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    i measured the midel to each end and it was the same

    sorry about the spelling

    1986 white K5
     
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    i had the same problem with my lift. I just unbolted the drive shaft and after i was done i had a new one made
     
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    Sometimes the new springs will move the axle around from the stock position. Not to worry, just have another driveshaft made.

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  6. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You shouldn't have to lengthen the drive shaft on a four in lift. I have a 86 and did not have to. I am going to lower the t-case a little. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I have done some wheelin with no problems......Dan
     
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    Not for a 4" lift ! It just takes a litle pulling and tugging. I had to tighten the u-bolts enough to get the axle in position, then I kicked the axle back so the sentering pin dropped in the springperch. It's not rocketscience but it will work. Maybe your frame is just sitting a litle twisted on your jackstands??

    Just get mad at it, and it will drop in place. And keep us posted.


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    I had ther same problem with my 4" rough country lift. The front drive shaft is an inch too short so i will get one made eventually when i have the money. i don't want a spacer cuz that means the shaft will still be stretched to the max.
    sergio

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