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2000 F250 8" lift question

I just had an 8" BDS lift put on my 00 Crewcab shortbed. Everything is great but when I 1st drive off I get a vibration until I get up to 10-15 mph. I have a 2 piece driveshaft and the lift kit came with a carrier bearing spacer that has been installed. I've done some searches and some posts say go straight to getting a 1 piece drive shaft and others say to add pinion shims. I was wondering whats the best beginning strategy?

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Rear pinion angle doesn't look good. That is where your vibration is coming from. Should be pretty close to a straight shot from the axle to the driveline.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Rear pinion angle doesn't look good. That is where your vibration is coming from. Should be pretty close to a straight shot from the axle to the driveline.
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I would some how try and reduce the angle, can you twist the axle housing so it is putting the drive shaft more in-line???

At that angle I would imagine you will start breaking "U" joint's

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Thanks to you both looks like pinion angle is going to be my project this weekend
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Then if you want to get your driveline angle dialed in pick up one of these... you don't need a one piece built.


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Is there a tech thread on how to add shims? I'd like to try it myself.
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Pinion angle is off like mentioned above, and that single carrier bearing shim doesn't seem near enough for an 8" lift.

If a shop did the lift, I'm surprised they would let the truck drive off with everything being that far out of alignment.

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