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Rear Driveshaft Blues!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GMC, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. GMC

    GMC 1/2 ton status

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    I had the stock K5 shaft in there so I bought a used CUCV rear 1350 shaft as a cheap upgrade. I just took it to a driveshaft shop and got it shortened and balanced and new Spicer U-joints at both ends. I get it home and crawl under the blazer and the shaft is too long, sucks! I measured center to center fine, but I missed that the yoke on the slip part was a little longer. Than I also noticed that with the 1350 joint and 4" lift with such a short shaft it looks like it may bind on the slip yoke end. Now I got a bunch of money tied up in this shaft and it may not even work. Help!

    Does anyone run a 1350 non CV shaft on the rear with 4" of lift?
     
  2. Poohbair

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    I run a non cv shaft w/ someplace around 5" of lift w/o any problems.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I run a non-cv rear shaft but 1410 joints.
     
  4. GMC

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    Poohbair-Is it a 1350 shaft?
     

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