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post #1 of 8 Old 12-01-2008, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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8in lift question

Hey guys im looking into buying a 8in lift, used. Will i have any issues with drive shaft angles, or will have to extend them? also any other hidden costs or anything im going to have issues with?
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if you purchase new, most kits will have all that you need, but i see you have posted "used". what year and model truck? may have to die gring a small ammount on the front yoke with that much lift. rear axle shimmed down possibly. or shim the tranny?transfer case. where you located. i was actually gm(please don't bash me) certified in prop shaft angle and analyses back in 1998. some time you do have to extend the driveshafts. if you start the lift and have problems with the angles re-post and i will try to help.

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You will have to shim the carrier and the front shaft will need to be lengthened at least i did b/c there wasn't much of the shaft still sticking in the the driveshaft believe they lengthened mine about 2-3 inches got it done at CENTRAL FLORIDA DRIVESHAFT in Lakeland they lengthened and balanced it for $140 bucks great place and will do the work SAME DAY

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what year is your truck B/C im removing my 8in lift for a leveling kit trucks an 01 f250 im located in NY zip 12446

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i have an 8 inch on mine and didnt have to do any of that. mine is an 05

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hey stroker what brand is your lift
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My '02 has a 6.5" Pro Comp lift w/ 2.5" shackles and a 2" block in the rear to total almost 9" of lift and i didnt have to do any modification to the front driveshaft. The rear has the carrier bearing kit but theres nothing aftermarket in the front.

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i have a 01 with 8 in. also and didnt do a thing to my driveshafts and ive gotten pretty stupid with it.
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