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ORD shackles/ front driveshaft

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    When my 4" lift was installed I had a problem with the front driveshaft hitting the crossmember. The t-case ws lowered and that solved the problem. Now I would like to install ORD greasable shackles, but since they tip the pinion down and put the driveshaft at a steeper angle I am worried about the driveshaft hitting the crossmember again. Anyone have this problem with a 4" lift, 700r4, and np208? Thanks.

    Brian
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    if you can -notch the crossmember - did it make your rig wander at all with the new shackles longer and all - this does change caster a bit-
     
  3. 84k5

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    I haven't put them on yet, for that matter I haven't even ordered them. Just planning for the near future. Would putting a notch in the crossmember weaken it?

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    not much - i think its better than breaking a drivleine - really i'm not saying its the best way to do it but it should help-
     
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    What would be the best way?

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    making a new crossmember - or going to a 205 t case would even be better - it tough and it would need a new crossmember anyways- how is your rig on vibrations? usually when you have front shaft problems - you have rear shaft problems too- vibrations and noise when your on what i call a float - jesse
     
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    Theres no vibration and no noise. Definate no on the np 205, maybe a Doubler though...wait now I'm dreaming.

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    hows the weather in down there? its raining here - paradise , calif. e mail me its easier - forwhlr@saber.net
    why no on the 205?
     
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    I say no to the np205 because I like the lower gears. Weather is good here...as always.[​IMG]

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