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why is my transfer case lowered

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by deek, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. deek

    deek 1/2 ton status

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    I bought it like this, the case has been dropped 2" & i do have a 6" lift. I was just wondering if this is requiered, or could i raise it back up without any problems?
     
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    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    People often lower the T-case to help the driveshaft angles. It seems that eveyone's truck is different, some need it lowered for 4" to 6" lifts and some don't. I imagine the only way to know if you need it is to raise it back up and see. I bet you will get some u-joint vibration. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. deek

    deek 1/2 ton status

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    what degree of angle should i have? or what would i safely get by with?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Put it back where it belongs and drive it. If you don't get any vibs your done. If you do you can drop it back down, but I wouldn't go more than 1".
     
  5. R72K5

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    yeah it just depends on the truck, my neighbor's 79 k20 is lifted a good 6" if not a little more and it doesnt have the 203 dropped, so hmm..

    some need it and some dont

    good luck
     
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    Good thread /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Im fixing to put a 6" lift on mine and I was wondering if I will need to lower my t-case. I noticed skyjacker makes a kit, but do I need to buy it? is there a free way to lower this 1" easily?
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    DOnt buy a kit.. There are spcers above the frame on the bolts already so all you do is swap them under the frame.
     
  8. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    some times theres spacers and some times theres not especially if your trans has been out a few times those spacer tend to get lost over the years /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Those spacers suck. Just big enough to work for street driving. Wheel it and you put a lot of extra stress on the frame. Makes a nice mess you break the frame because of them. Make or buy something w/ a bigger diameter
     

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