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zero rate and driveshaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so a zero rate gives you 1" lift and you can move the axle around.. if I move my axle forward 1" what can I expect the drive shaft to stretch? is it a % of that 1"?

    since I put those extra long (4" longer) shackles I know that my shocks bottom out before the driveshaft pops.... so I put the factory shackles back on thus lowering my truck 2" but going up 1" with zero rate...

    also I have the axle wedge under the front and with the axle moved forward 1" the wedge is not under the entire thing... is this safe? I may just put the zero rate in the middle so not moving the axle forward.... just wanted the 1" lift.....

    just curious...
    I just took the passenger side off and started but got dark and need to help the wife with the kids... got my 5 year old, 1.5 year old uncle to my son (dont ask long story), 2 cousins, 4 neighbors and she is trying to study for a college exam....

    got the carb adjusted perty nicely and got disc brakes adjusted and found out part of my problem... :crazy:
     
  2. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    When I had my zero rates on I couldn't figure out a way to put my front shims on so left them off. Moved my axle forward to the max with the zero rates and I didn't like the angle of the front pinion. Plus the drive shaft was nearly fully extended, I am rinning a 6" suspension, so in the end I pulled the zero rates and put the shims back on the axle. Eventually I will have the zero rates milled with about 6* in it and have the money to extend my front shaft about 4 inches or so and move the tcase back up next to the frame and put the spacers back where there supposed to be.
     
  3. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    lol... should i answer your posts here or on nj4wheel??
     
  4. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    hey.. one has to do what one has....
    njfourwheelers.com doesnt get much traffic...
    thus my usual sites
    nj4whl
    ck5.com
    pavementsucks.com

    Peace!!!
     

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