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Old 02-05-2009, 04:13 PM
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Drive train issues (I think)

Im new here guys but have been reading on here for about 4 months now and just got the know how on how to ask for help and posting up pics and such. This forum has been very helpful to me and I thank everyone on here for it. I have a question. I recently got a 6" lift on my truck and I've been noticing a vibration off of take off and when Im going down the road at around 70. Not so much at 70 than when Im taking off. It was very bad when I first got it back so the guys at the shop installed the spacer you see on the pic. but I still have the problem just not as bad, its about 1" thick. Is it possible if I go with a bigger spacer it will help more? Is there a general rule of thumb how big the spacer has to be according to the lift? Thanks guys in advanced, keep up the good work.

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Have you checked your universal joints?Not sure about the spacer sizing.Does there seem to be alot of movement in the center support bearring ?
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Have you checked your universal joints?Not sure about the spacer sizing.Does there seem to be alot of movement in the center support bearring ?
Not sure? How can I tell? I have been thinking about replacing the U joints. Should this be my starting point?
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That is the carrier bearing and I can't believe they would do a lift and not shim the carrier. Not a shop I would go to again and I would check the rest of the work they did!! If I remember it is 1/4" for every 1" of lift, but please Google "shimming carrier bearing" to be sure. This would be a 1 1/2" of a shim. I would take it to a 4x4 shop and have them check it out.
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That is the carrier bearing and I can't believe they would do a lift and not shim the carrier. Not a shop I would go to again and I would check the rest of the work they did!! If I remember it is 1/4" for every 1" of lift, but please Google "shimming carrier bearing" to be sure. This would be a 1 1/2" of a shim. I would take it to a 4x4 shop and have them check it out.
The funny part is a 4x4 shop did it and whats even better is that when I first got it back for getting the 6" lift it didnt even have any shim at all. It wasnt till I complained about it shaking very very bad on take off that they had me bring it back and put this in it. I dont know exactly what the size of it is but Im going to use it the 1/4" as a baseline. thanks buddy
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