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lifting problems?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by yischrax, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. yischrax

    yischrax Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 79 k-5 Blazer I want to do a 4 inch lift and put 35 inch tires under it. My problem is that I keep getting told I will run into problems with my drive shaft coming out of my transfercase even with a lowering kit. What changes should I do so that I don't have any problems with my lift. Is there any lift kits you guys would sugest it will be mainly a on road show truck. Though it to will see some mud once in a while. Thank you for any help given to my sitsuation.
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    If your worried about the driveshaft coming out,then get it lengthened,so it cannot come out.

    You could also go with a body lift instead,like a 2-3" body lift,and a minor 2" suspension lift.
  3. yischrax

    yischrax Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    This it my question though is it going to be a problem? Or is this only a problem with a 6-8 inch lift?
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Aren't there slip-yoke eliminator kits available for the 205/203 transfercases? I think that would be your best bet. This way the driveshaft itself would have to be splined and it would extend and retract as the suspension travels.

    This webpage has a few kits, But I'm not too familiar with the process.
  5. yischrax

    yischrax Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    that dose seem like a reasonable fix. Is there any brand prefrences that I should be looking at for. Both in shockes and in the lift is there any other parts I will be needing for my lift than the lift kit?
  6. Joey D

    Joey D Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    You won't have drive shaft issues if you use a 4in kit. I have done a few with no problem and there are enough out there with stock shafts.
    The only problem you will have is the tires will hit at lock with the suspension flexed out. You could use a narrow 35 with plenty of back spacing or just trim the front and rear lower corners of the fenders.
  7. yischrax

    yischrax Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I was looking at using br goodrich alterain TA KO's they are a 35 inch tire on 15's or 16.5 inch rims (10 inch wide) and the tire is 12 inches wide so I will have problems with this.
  8. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I don't think you need to worry about you drive shaft falling out of the transfer case as you should have a yokes and u-joints.

    The driveshaft will seperate under articulation at the splines maybe. You can get your current shaft lengthened at any drivehaft shop for under a $150 a piece. Or a completely new shaft for under $250

  9. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    It shouldn't have a slip yoke,it should be fixed yokes on both ends.The shaft will still come apart in the center if it's not long enough.