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what driveline mods need to done with a 6"-7" lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigoltrux77, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    what driveline mods need to done with a 6\"-7\" lift?

    I was wondering what i have to do to the driveline to allow a 6-7" lift on a newer K5? How much is it going to cost? Thanks
     
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    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    Re: what driveline mods need to done with a 6\"-7\" lift?

    btt
     
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    Re: what driveline mods need to done with a 6\"-7\" lift?

    Your shafts should have enough slip in them - if not use spacers to lower your t-case a bit.

    If not, its about $80 or so to retube a shaft.
     
  4. ColAdo82K5

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    Re: what driveline mods need to done with a 6\"-7\" lift?

    Well....
    Steering...just a rasied steering arm, but a dropped draglink to go along with that would be good. If you are really going to wheel it, try crossover steering.
    Brakes...longer lines, there are napa numbers floating around here. I use them on my 6inch lift and they work great.
    Driveshaft...When you say "newer" i'm guessing you have a 208 or a 241 case with a slip yoke. I just had a longer shaft made but sometimes you can get into vibrations. So a CV shaft may be in order or lowering the TC to get the angles right. YOu can convert to a fixed yoke if you want to try that way.
    It all depends on the amount of lift and what you are going to use the truck for.

    Blake
     
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    Re: what driveline mods need to done with a 6\"-7\" lift?

    I just had a cv shaft made for my 88. although it has a 60/14ff i couldn't believe the differance. if it's only going off road it probally wouldn't be that bad. the vibes on the street were bad on mine. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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