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Old 08-29-2011, 04:01 PM
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severe axle wrap with 3" lift?

Does anyone else have severe axle wrap with a 2" stacked block in the rear of their truck? I installed my rough country lift with angled blocks and if I even get on it 1/2 way at a stop light it makes all sorts of awesome sounds and then once it catches it chirps the tires and Im gone but I dont like it lol. Ive installed lifts on almost everything Ive ever owned and this is a fairly small lift and not sure why its this big of a deal. All the U-bolts are tight, shocks are tight and center pins are in the right places...ideas?
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Open diff or LSD in the rear? A buddy of mine had an open diff with the 3" lift and he would sometimes spin both tires with a lot of axle wrap. Other times it would be a one tire fire with no axle wrap at all.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:09 PM
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its got the factory LSD, they both hook up everytime and its not a great feeling. it didnt do it stock obviously, but even with the stock wheels back on it, it did the same thing
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I had similar problems after adding 2 inches to the back of my truck, My problem was solved with dropping and angleing the carrier bearing. it was a night mare to get right. allmost went with a one peice drive shaft it was so bad. now its right on.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:17 PM
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did you just use washers?
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:53 PM
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or an actual carrier bearing drop kit?
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:03 PM
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well hell, I ordered the kit, $44 bucks so well see what happens
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I made my own shims, if I had it to do over again I would buy the shims, It was a lot of work. Let us know how it goes , I had to shim mine down one full inch on the motor side and 1 1/4 inch on the axle side. that should get you close, I actually think the angle is more important than the distance you drop it. But let me know what you find.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:02 AM
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will do, its pretty bad and my brother in laws 04 doesnt do it and Im only 1.5" taller in the rear so Im not sure why. if this works its a hell of a lot cheaper than traction bars
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same problem here, do yourself a favor and order real blocks, stacked blocks are super sketchy.

shimming the carrier bearing (with washers too, not just the kit) makes all the difference in the world. I have 5" blocks on mine, and it took some shimming, but now it drives like it did stock.
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