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?'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fourwheelinj1, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. fourwheelinj1

    fourwheelinj1 Registered Member

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    ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    Generally i know that you have to lengthen your drive shafts when you put on a 6 inch lift, but i was wondering if i could get by without lengthing the rear shaft because of the added length of the pinion on a 14 bolt. If so i will also be swapping in a 3/4 ton front axle, so could i get by with just a driveshaft spacer in the front? What is involved in installing a spacer. The blazer is a weekend play vehicle that will be mudding and trail riding lightly, prob less than 5000 miles of driving a year. I would prefer to not have to get a cv driveshaft or longer ones, since i am on a tight budget. I want to put 35's on and winch up front, so i am afraid i will have to trim more than i want with only a 4 inch lift. So will a combination of shims and tranfer case lowering be able to get rid of most of vibs.
     
  2. imiceman44

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    Re: ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    Well if it was only a length issue you would be right, but the yoke on the 14 bolt is different so you will need a different shaft.
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  3. fourwheelinj1

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    Re: ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    I was planning on just changing u joints.
     
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    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Re: ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    I don't think it will be long enough despite the 14 bolt swap.

    Best to lengthen it. About $100 in my area.

    -- Mike
     
  5. fourwheelinj1

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    Re: ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    ttt
     
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    Re: ?\'s about combining lift with 3/4 ton axles

    i kept my stcok 1/2 ton shaft, just got a cross joint from oreillys /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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