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x-member drop problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pure Insanity, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    how much have some of you dropped your x-member???i dropped mine 2"w/1/8"sq tube.for a 6 'lift.the problem is that i cant pull it down to 1st gear.i found the culprit,its an easy fix.the pivot point of the shifter on the frame is at too much angle to the tranny.it binds up and wont go to 1st.im gonna add that to my take care of list.im just wonderin if i may have gone overkill.its just the slipyoke at the back of the 208,i dont like em.i prefer the slip in the shaft.im concerned about it binding.im gonna leave the 2" in there im just curious how much yall dropped yours.BTW i plan on 2 more inches in the near future.

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  2. bandit

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    hmm steve sounds you got yourself a problem how about you lower to a 4 inch and give me that 6 and that sound take care of this becouse you lift you x member back up some withc means the linkage is right so see problem fixed

    AJ
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    You should not lower your transfer case more than 3/4" or 1". That would be plenty for a six inch lift.

    '78 K5 SB400, T350, NP203, 35" Swampers
     
  4. Pure Insanity

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    to bandit,ha ha i dont think so.lower the blazer is not in my vocabulary.
    big 78,3/4-1" is all??just dont seem enuff.

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  5. What I did was drop the X-member 2" and then raise the tranny 1" which ends up with a 1" drop, but more room for the front shaft. I would not reccomend going anymore than 1".

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    I think I heard this will put a lot of stress on your motor mounts. Wouldn't be surprised if you have fan hitting shroud problems too...

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  7. Pure Insanity

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    good idea for thefront shaft.no fan probs here,electric.[​IMG]

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    I have a 8" lift and I only lowered mine 1" and haven't had any problems with it.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
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    I gotta agree w/ the 1" choice. Everytime I have seen guys go more something bad happens... whether the fan hitting, mounts breaking or driveline stuff schreading. I'd say you are definetly in/heading into CV shaft territory w/ the lift and tires you're going... so leave the t-case at stock hieght and get a couple CV's made up... no vibration worries and no replacing u-jt's every 3 months [​IMG]. I'm going w/ a CV for my 6" lift just so I can avoid the vibes... sick of vibrations LOL.

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    Man, maybe there is a problem with somethign else? Like others said 1" is plenty.. I havea 6" and I haven't touched mine..... With 4inches you will be loosing tons fo ground clearence!!!!!!!

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    well it looks like the overwhelming vote is for 1".so i reckon ill get 1x2 and do it again.4 inches ?whered that come from?im not gonna drop the truck im goin 2 more,maybe more ya never know.[​IMG]

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    I think I mis-read your first post. I thought you said you had already dropped 2 inches and was going to go 2 more..

    ;)

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    well it looks like ill have a chance to fix all its woes,trannys comin back out this weekend.[​IMG]oh well.the x-fer had to come off anyway,so its just a few more bolts.(id be alot less casual about this if i didnt have full access to the lift and tranny jack at my dads shop.)[​IMG]

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    No fair!!!!! I miss those days!! Now I have to work in my driveway! :(

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    ya im spoiled!!!!!![​IMG]ive never had to work in my driveway,even at my parents i had a full shop w/ air.still do.just no lift.

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    I used to have that luxury. We had about half of a 100x70 garage with air, presses, torches, welders, etc..... Now I just have my gravel driveway! :(

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    ouch!laying on gravel hurts!!!i helped a friend pull the trans in his stang on his parents gravel drive,and i also benchpressed the tranny out and back in.the xtra weight was real nice.

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