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Temporary Front Driveshaft Removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigTex, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    I'm putting in the 14Bff this week and its geared with 4.10s. I'm going to run the hogher-geared 6 lug front for a while until I buy the 4.56s for both diffs. What is the correct process in disconnecting the front driveshaft to drive around without it until I make the upgrade? Thanks in advance for all your help...
     
  2. bigblock44k5

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    just unbolt it from the yoke on the rear and the yoke on the transfer case. it is a fixed yoke so you wont have to worry about spilling anything. or you could just keep the hubs unlocked and dont use 4wheel until you climb under to do the gears. I like your taste in trucks by the way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thanks, Ken! So if I'm understanding you correctly, as long as I don't put in in 4 wheel drive and don't lock the hubs, should I even worry about disconnecting the driveshaft with 2 different ger rations in the diffs? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif Thanks again, dood!
     
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    That sounds correct to me.
     
  5. bigblock44k5

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    you can use one or the other, not both. like if you wanted low range for pulling something, leave the hubs unlocked and put it into 4low. it would be like have 2low since your hubs wont be locked. just dont lock the hubs and have it in 4 wheel at the same time. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Just wanted to add a confirmation... so far these guys are right on correct!

    Ken H.
     

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