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driveshaft/steering

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 572bowtie, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. 572bowtie

    572bowtie Member
    Messages: 44

    does anyone know how much it is to lengthin the front drive shaft on 73-87 trucks with a 4" suspension lift? Also what could i do to get rid of my play in my steering b/c i did a axle swap and there is too much play in my steering.
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    It is hard to see exactly how much becuace of suspension geometry but it "should " be around 2 1/2 to 3 inchs BUT, make real sure that you install extended suspension stops so axle does not travel up to far and pack in between axle and Tcase. On the slop in steering, if it was not there before you need to look at all of your linkages first before considering adjusting or replacing steering box.
     
  3. Plowanator

    Plowanator Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Im using a stock front shaft on teh front of my blazer with a 6" lift and have not had a problem... bring it down to you local Levines if in NE or a driveshaft shop.. should cost less than $100 or you can get one from HighAngle drive line...
     
  4. Plowanator

    Plowanator Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Sorry i forgot to address that steering slop with our trucks it seems that the steering box can develope play. a good way to get rid of it is to check for tightness on the pitman arm, amso there is a "screw" on teh cap of the box that can be tightened that will help alot. Check the ball joitns(1/2 ton) or Kingpins(1 ton) for slop of wear.....

    just my $.02