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11-11-2013, 09:26 PM #1
CV axle angle and torsion key lift
SO check this out.
S10 or K frames we all have CV (constant velocity) axles for our front differential 4WD (excluding the solid axle K5s)
below is how the CV axle should look... perfectly level through the wheel... also, notice the WRONG way to run your CV axles...
when lifting your IFS truck, do no exceed an angle of 25* in your CVAs
if lifting your tuck more than 2" you MUST drop the front diff to bring it back in alignment with the outer casters.
here is a video of the MAXIMUM amount of angle a CVA can have for driving
if this amount is exceeded, the results can include, excessive axle ware/ suspension ware, boot tearing, the dreaded "death wobble", axle binding and breaking!
so good luck!Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
11-11-2013, 09:59 PM #2
So how do monster trucks and big mud trucks do it and get all the ground clearance?? This crap makes me glad I have a solid front axle in my 90 burbanChuckie!!!
11-11-2013, 11:02 PM #3
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
11-12-2013, 01:25 AM #4
11-12-2013, 05:17 AM #5
Monster Trucks and highly lifted trucks dont use CV joints...They go to solid axles, usually off of military trucks.
Even if you drop your differential to help line things up, you still have to account for the driveshaft angle coming from the transfer case.
11-13-2013, 10:14 PM #6
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