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I am about add about 5 more inches my 85 runner to make the grand total of about 8 1/2. Question is, do i need to lengthen the drive shaft because i haven't yet, and by how much? Also, do i need shims to fix the drive shaft angle?? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by [email protected]:
<STRONG>I am about add about 5 more inches my 85 runner to make the grand total of about 8 1/2. Question is, do i need to lengthen the drive shaft because i haven't yet, and by how much? Also, do i need shims to fix the drive shaft angle?? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Probably best to do the lift then measure the drivelines. Chances are you'll need them longer and possibly even longer travel slip yokes.

Same on the angles, depends on how you do the lift and what sort of driveshafts you have. Measure everything afterwards and correct anything that's off:

Driveline measurments
 

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<STRONG>Are you the guy wanting to build a 5" front drop hanger? If so I think you need to rethink your whole plan.</STRONG>

I just bought a set of your 5 inch stock length front springs, i believe you got the wrong guy.
 

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Originally posted by Chris Geiger:
<STRONG>Are you the guy wanting to build a 5" front drop hanger? If so I think you need to rethink your whole plan.</STRONG>
I 've seen as much as a 4.5 in. drop hanger and it works quite well. Maybe you need to think outside of the box more. It is doable.
 

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4,5" drop hanger? still have a front drive line? <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0">

With my 5" allpro's and 1.5" shakle lift the
front driveline needed about 2" added and
the rear was fine. You won't know until the
springs are on. Good luck <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm running a 7" Skyjacker 4 spring kit. I have a drop steering arm it. The driveshafts did not need shortened or lengthened but the rear did definately need a C/V joint! I sent it Jesse @ High Angle Driveline and built me a beautiful rear shaft. It eliminated all driveline vibrations! I have run 4wd on the road at up to 55mph with only a slight shimmy from the front shaft.

I'm getting ready to do a crossover to eliminate that cheezy dropped steering arm.
 
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