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Who's ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    I ground the snot out of the stops on my driveshaft and it fit despite the 6" lift I have.

    Has anyone else done this? Had any problems with it?
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    I did it after ORD guys suggested it . no probs so far and my driveshaft is past being on its last legs ! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    Scott (4X4HIGH) did mine. Have had no problems. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    Cool. The only thing that bothers me about mine is that a 4 speed shaft is really short and I have 6" springs up front, but it seems like it'll work fine until I can get a new shaft.
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    UUUMMMMMMMM! Pics........someone. I will prob need to do this myself when I put my front shaft back in.
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    Mine was the same way pre-doubler. It will work with them ground just be concious not to give too much throttle when your right front is drooped down and it will live for a long time
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    I don't have a camera right now. Just grind off all the stops. That means all of them. You'll easily double what the shaft can do for angle.
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    Kool Ill have to take a look at my shaft to see exactly whats being talked about.
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    ILL try and get some pics for ya !
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    I just did that to mine, the manufacture suggested to remove about 1/8" of an inch. Seems to be fine /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    I wouldn't grind the stops all of the way off unless it was a trail only vehicle and real flexy. The stops are there not to limit CV angle (that's up to the suspension), but to keep the driveshaft from hitting the ground. You don't want to use the front driveshaft like a pole vault for the truck if you blow a front U-joint. When you do lift/tires, it takes more angle to do that. In general, you grind the stops until the shaft can almost hit the ground when the U-joint is out of the pinion yoke.
     
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    Re: Who\'s ground a stock front driveshaft for angle?

    Very good point Blue. A drive shaft loop would stop that though.
     

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