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Old 06-03-2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question Trouble with lowering blocks

So I have tried to lower my '88 king cab with some belltech 3" tapered blocks. I got one side seated, but I could not get the other side to line up, as the blocks move the axle forward. So the driveshaft needs to be moved forward in order for it to line up. What would be preventing the driveshaft from moving forward? Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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I doubt the driveshaft is "bottoming out" in the tranny or anything like that preventing it from moving forward, but that can happen. Did you leave the other block loose before you tried the "problem" side?
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:54 PM   #3
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Maybe use your floor jack to support the axle?
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I had the axle supported, maybe I didn't have the first block loose enough. I think I'll try it with the driveshaft disconnected next time.
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I had the same issue on my 620 where the driveshaft was just a tad bit too long but also tried 4” tapered blocks. When I used the 3” they were fine.
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Use a ratchet strap to pull it into position.
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