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Just wanted to find out how many degrees I should rotate the knuckles on the front end of my K5. I am going to be running a 10" lift and don't want shims. It is a D44 3/4 ton front. Thanks for any replys.
 

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What degree shim comes with a chevy 10 inch lift? Just wondering if someone knows that off hand.
 

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If it comes with a 6 or 8 degree shim then that is how much I will rotate the knuckles. I don't want a really bad drive-line angle and if I rotate the knuckles, I want to do it right the first time. I know someone in here knows. Thanks again in advance.
 

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What I'm trying to do is get the axle rebuilt and the knuckles rotated, then when I put the lift at that same time I will also put the axles under the Blazer. So I thought that I would just ask to see if anyone might know how many degrees to rotate the knuckles so that I could get started on the axle.
 

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It just depends, dude. On how many degrees you rotate the pinion. To keep the knuckles at the same place they were stock if you turn the pinion up 8*, you'll have to rotate the knuckles forward 8*. Just getting the axle rebuilt doesn't constitute rotating the knuckles, though. I guess you know that the knuckles need to be grinded off and re-welded back in place. It's no simple task.

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I am sort of in the same situation.
I have a chance to get a set of 8" springs front and rear for $400 new.
Are shims used to make up the difference on the front?
I was looking at the D44 8 lug that I am going to be rolling under the K5 and not only is it welded but looks to be pressed in.
That and the axle is 25 years old so I doubt that they are gonna rotate easily.
The rear axle is not a problem I'll just blow the perches off and rotate the axle and weld them back on.
So besides rotating the knuckles what else is done to correct the front drive line?
I was gonna start my own post but figured that I would just get in on this one.
 

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Originally posted by SKULL:
<STRONG>Just wanted to find out how many degrees I should rotate the knuckles on the front end of my K5. I am going to be running a 10" lift and don't want shims. It is a D44 3/4 ton front. Thanks for any replys.</STRONG>
I have done this before on a blazer with 12 in. lift and I rotated his up 16 degrees. I would do your axle about 12-15 degrees and you should be fine....C YA
 

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Originally posted by SKULL:
<STRONG>What degree shim comes with a chevy 10 inch lift? Just wondering if someone knows that off hand.</STRONG>
usually 6-8 degrees....DON'T USE THEM THEY BREAK EASY AND FALL OUT
 

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Thanks Shaker, thats the info I was looking for. I know it's a lot of work to rotate the knuckles, but I don't want shims. I have everything to do it except for time it seems like. I'm sure you guys know exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks again. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Are the tubes pressed into the knuckles?
I have access to an air arc so blowing off the welds would be no problem I'm just wondering how much of a PITA it is to rotate the knucle once the weld is removed.
 

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Originally posted by powermad:
<STRONG>Shaker
Are the tubes pressed into the knuckles?
I have access to an air arc so blowing off the welds would be no problem I'm just wondering how much of a PITA it is to rotate the knucle once the weld is removed.</STRONG>
Yes it's pressed/welded on....after u take the weld off hit it with a BFH and they will turn....
 

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Thanx fer the inpt bud <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
My buddy also has a 500,000 BTU propane powered rosebud so that should help.
I just have to pay for the propane and O2.
A large bottle of O2 lasts about 20 minutes with that set up.
The way I am planning this it should only take a couple of hrs to do.
 
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