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short drivshaft problems?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sanssocs2, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. sanssocs2

    sanssocs2 Registered Member

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    I put a 4 inch superlift on my 85. the yoke from the transfer case is sticking out. there is 2 inchs of "clean" on the yoke. i had to lower the transfer for temporary. can someone measure your driveshafts from the center of the u-joint to the other center. i want to see if the one year 85, the dshafts are differnt. people say they are. thanks
     
  2. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    If you scan this site, you will find lots of posts about these shafts with a 4" lift. It seems as though there is usually only problems with the front c/v shaft, though. Is that the one you are talking about? It seems to be a hit and miss with people. I have an 85 Jimmy with a 4" lift and didn't have any problems with the lengths of my drive shafts.

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    On my 85 the shaft measures 29.5" Center to center, and the slip yoke measures 6". With 2" showing, there's still 4" in there nice and secure.

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