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    has any one had any problems with u joint when they put a 6 inch lift on a 95 chevy pickup

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    Hi Andrew,

    Anytime you increase the angle of your drive shaft you decrease it's longevity.
    Jim

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    so will i need to change any thing with the drive shaft

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    If you want the drive shaft to last you might consider having a custom shaft made with a CV joint added in on the top end. The ultimate cure is to increase your pinion angle so the pinion nose points upward at more of an angle.

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    Everyone thats put on a 6" lift has had U-joint problems at one time or another.
    As Jimmiee posted having a new shaft built with a CV instead of the common U-joint would help.
    Also look at transfer case shims or transfercase drop kits (same thing).
    Spicer introduced a new double Cardan CV joint to the market a few months ago, I havent had a chance to use one yet but from the marketing literature and feedback from those that have used it I think it'll cure a lot of problems for lifted trucks.
    With a 6" lift you probably need a slightly longer D/S anyways, yours is probably riding on the end of the slip joint splines and one good stretch of the suspension will drop it out.

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