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03-18-2009, 12:34 PM #1
has any one had any problems with u joint when they put a 6 inch lift on a 95 chevy pickup
03-18-2009, 03:03 PM #2
Anytime you increase the angle of your drive shaft you decrease it's longevity.Jim
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03-18-2009, 03:59 PM #3
so will i need to change any thing with the drive shaft
03-18-2009, 04:45 PM #4
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.
03-18-2009, 07:35 PM #5
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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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