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Ques on axle moving

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sapper, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    going to be ordering the ORD zero rates soon. is moving the axles just for approach/departure angles or are there other advantages to doing this?

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  2. Hossbaby50

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    The only problem I am worried about moving the axle is the length of the drivshafts. I am thinking about moving the rear axle back an 1" or 1.5" when I put in the 14bff, that way I will get a little better departure angle. Right now I always slam the hitch on things, and this would help a little.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  3. BadDog

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    Mostly it's about the angles but, in my case, the front has to go forward for my 42s to clear the firewall with only 4" of spring lift. I'll have my front CV shaft lengthened to compensate. My entire rear suspension is going forward 20-22 inches or so, and the axle is going back 4" relative to the springs (angles again). Still requires whacking about 18" out of my rear shaft.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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