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raising a motor, tranny and transfer case...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trouble1, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. trouble1

    trouble1 1/2 ton status

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    305, 700 r-4, and NP208...I have a three inch body lift, and I want to gain clearance. I got the idea from another thread a while back...but no one really said if it can be done easily, or how. I know my mounts will have to go up and in, but how? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    It "can" be done, but time/labor/frustration vs. gains might make it not worth while. While getting those things higher will help keep them out of harms way, you will be increasing the driveshaft angle (usually bad) as well as maybe needing to lengthen the shafts, will have to make sure all fuel and electrical lines have enough reach, exhaust mods will be necessary, tranny linkage bracket on the frame will have to be moved, fan shroud will have to be massaged or custom built, radiator hoses my need tweaking, not to mention air cleaner to hood clearance may be comprimised.

    I'm not saying don't do it, but it may be more work than it's worth. A custom made skid plate(s) might provide as good or even better protection and would not be anywhere near as much hassle.

    My .02
     
  3. trouble1

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    ok...I'm lost...with the body lift, wouldnt i just be putting it back where it was in relation to the body, fan shroud, linkage etc... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    your low point is your transfercase right? Why dont you clock it around to flat? There's a few posts on this at both ck5 and por... Still tough, but sounds a LOT easier than raising the whole kit and kaboodle.
     
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    never knew you could do that....time to search.....thanks for the idea... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Id say go with clocking the T-case.When you raise everything you also changing your center of gravity.Makes it easier to roll. : /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    What if he can't clock his T-case or do all blazers come with a clockable tcase? I don't know what I'm talkin about as you can tell! :lol
     
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    yeah, look at the profile pics of steve watsons rig on www.coloradok5.com ... his clocked-tcase set up results in MAD clearance.... as much as you'd prolly ever need...

    j
     
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    You would be putting the driveline back into the same place in relation to the body, but now it's relation to the frame, axles, gas lines, etc. will be changed. It will affect driveline angles the most. Again not saying it can't or shouldn't be done........also as stated, re-clocking the t-case might give you the most "bang" for the buck as far as clearance goes.
     

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