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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    As some of you know, I was having a problem after I did my lift. It turned out to be a ujoint gone bad. What is strange is that they were fine before the lift was done.Have any of you had this same problem? It seems to me like the ujoint got used to being an angle, and as soon as I changed it, the ujoint got pissed. What do you all think?

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    It may have been warn out before the lift, and lift just amplified it enough for you to notice.

    I don't think so, therefore I'm probably not.
     
  3. bandit

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    4 inch lift??????? im also guessing you didnt put any shims in or lower the transfercase i had that problem in 82 i toss a u-joint every 2 or 3 months then i put shims in teh rear i think they where 2 degree and it fixed it dont know if that will help iv also heard of people lower the transfercase and helping with this any way jsut some ideas i seen and tried dont know if it will help you

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    This is real common. Chux Trux will always tell you when you get a lift you will be replacing ujoints. They start to dry, wear and dont move a whole lot. Change the angle a lot and its a whole new game for an old player. Do drop the t/case and shim also.

    Chris

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  5. blazen91

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    I did drop the t-case and do to the fact that I cut welded my perches, shims are not nessary. My angles are all right, but I was getting a tinging noise from the drive shaft. As for them being old and worn, one was only 2-3 months old and the other less than one year.

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    Get the fancy u-joints with grease zirks and grease them regularly, should stop alot of problems right there.

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    Get a new shaft made with 1350 series yokes and u-joints. (1 ton sized!) [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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    Man if you moved the spring perches for angle issues you shoulda left the T-case at its stock height. But I guess its too late for that now. [​IMG]
    Sounds like you had a worn U-joint and the increased angles have caused it to be pro-nounced.

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  9. what shape are your drivelines in? are the slip yokes worn. mine are and consequently i get drive line vibes and go through joints more than i should. also are the u joints fitting tight in the output yokes? i had a front yoke on a dana44 that was wore out- a new u joint would fit loosley inside it. this will cause slop and premature wear.

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    U-joint's are like women - they get set in their ways, and any change in normal operating angle will typically result in catastrophe.

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  11. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Seems that nobody told you beforehand--lifting a truck is going to make everything that was somewhat worn out before seem FAR worse. That's why I tell people when they're thinking of lifting their trucks to make sure everything's in perfect condition, then do the lift.

    I threw a lot of u-joints before I got the idea. One on the highway at 70 MPH.

    Tim
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    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I second Pug's motion LOL [​IMG]

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    Or do the lift, then make sure everything is in working condition. That way you don't fix something only to damage it while doing the lift :)
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Seems that nobody told you beforehand--lifting a truck is going to make everything that was somewhat worn out before seem FAR worse. That's why I tell people ...........

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    I don't want to come off as a a$$, but it is starting to bug me how you always seem to Tell people what to do and what is the right way to do things. Maybe you haven't noticed that you have been getting some smart a$$ replies lately from alot of different people on the board. Then again, maybe you have and just don't know why. Try answering a question with a sugestion or a opinion instead of talking down to everyone or giving orders by telling them what is the right way to do something. A little respect can earn you alot of respect. (thats my opinion). Now for something I know. Mike is a very smart person. He has probably forgotten more in his life than you will ever know. I believe that this was posted to find out if this is a rare ocurance or something that happens quite often with fairly new u-joints after a lift, not to be told "that nobody told you beforehand" by someone.

    Say what you mean, mean what you say but just be more carefull at how you say it. Theres ways to say the same thing with alot more tact.

    Again, this is all just my opinion. And yes, I know what opinions are like and that we all have them. [​IMG]

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    P.S. Grim or Steve, I understand if you need to delete this post. I just felt I needed to say something.

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    thought I was the only one that noticed. I will say for the MAJORITY of the posts, I thought,, being a woman, who is NOT LIKE A U-JOINT, that I would find more of that stuff, especially when I posted, BUT i was wrong, I take a lot of the negative comments with a grain of salt,, seems to keep me coming back that way!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 12 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
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    Keith, Thank you (I think!!!) Idi get anoyed with some of the answers I got. The problem is fixed and I have no vibes. You are correct, the post was to ask if this is a common problem and maybe to help out some one else from what I have learned. I tell you this, if I ever do another lift, the u-joints will replaced. I think they get into a wear pattern and then when you change that, they destroy them selves. I could be wrong, but this is my theory.(For what it is worth!!!)

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    Since you want such a reply, I'll give you exactly what you were asking for.

    Why don't you take your opinion, and stick it exactly where you say opinions are just like. What do you think of that?

    I KNOW the right way to do things. It's your truck. If you don't want to do it that way, fine. But if you've got a bad drag link, tie rod, balljoint, whatever, and you hit me in my truck because of it, I'm going to be extremely pissed off.

    Yes, I tell people. Maybe I, "inform" people. Either way you're playing with words. I'm not talking about, "Telling" people on a damn website.

    Tim
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    You know something Tim. I've been annoyed with your responses for some time now. But I think this one has been the worse one of all. Where do you get off telling people to stick their opinions where the sun don't shine? Your all of what.....17? Living at home with Mommy? Oh and aren't you the one that took the driveshaft off your truck without chocking the wheels? Well that's says a lot for you "KNOWING the right way of doing things". Wait till you get out in the real world. Your gonna get a rude awakening. Mike and Keith are both experienced and very intelligent individuals. And you talking down to them isn't really appreciated. My "OPINION" is that you should step back and take a good look at your attitude on some of your reply's. Then drastically change it.[​IMG]

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    Thank you for interjecting that - I've been questioning my own intelligence after the last few posts[​IMG]

    BTW - so sorry to any offense taken at my comparison of the fairer sex to a U-joint, it was just too obvious[​IMG]

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    Tim, you probably already KNOW all about this, but in case you don't...

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