I had some serious problems after my 1" body lift. The issue has since been resolved. The intermediate shaft is supposed to to be able to compress in an impact and should be able to extend a little to accommodate your body lift. Unfortunately many of these older shafts are full of rust and will not move! So if yours is seized up as mine was the tension from putting the lift on is being transferred to the bearings in the steering column and steering gear. It is pretty easy to remove the int. shaft and check it to see if it is moving. If it is stuck it will take some work but you can get it loose. I used my bench vice as a stop and used the shaft like a slide hammer. Closed the vice just enough to let the smaller shaft slide through but stop the larger shaft. Lots of penetrating oil and elbow grease. Once I got it apart I thoroughly cleaned both pieces with a wire wheel on 5" grinder and a round wire brush in a drill. Once it is clean, grease it with some waterproof grease and slide it back together. It took a lot of pounding to get the two shafts separated but they do come loose. There are no pins or locking devices holding them together, there is a tension spring that will come out when you get them apart. Doing this caused some deformation at the end of the hollow shaft but it cleaned up with a mill file, good as new. Ok, good as a 20 year old part. Hope this helps.
Last edited by Bigmaaty; 03-23-2015 at 02:58 PM..