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post #1 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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6" Lift on Stock Driveshafts????

No I'm not keeping it like that.. It looks like my lift is going to come late this week, but my driveshafts, won't arrive for multiple weeks.

I plan to temporarily just disco the fronts, but will the rears be OK for a week or so? just street driving, no offroading.. or do you think I will be f'ed.

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 09:36 AM
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Just a thought, but since you're not going to be offroading / using the capabilities of the lift, why not just wait until the driveshafts come in? Seems to me like there would be less work involved if you do it all at once.

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post #3 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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the person I'm selling all factory control arms/ coil springs/ shocks to, needs them in 2 weeks. I don't want to lose the guaranteed $, but good though, thank you for the reply!
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6" is going to be an extreme angle. I would say you will run into problems quickly unless you are just puttin around town. The transmission skid is probably going to hit.

BTW what are you doing with 6" of lift? 40" tires?

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My buddy killed his with a 4.5" lift in the first week.
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post #6 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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They're 37's .. Anyway to reduce the angle? I was thinking of spacers in the tranny skid plate
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I just watched two youtube videos of a 6" lift on JK's running stock Driveshafts... but they were 4 doors... guess I'll let everyone know -___________________-
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I just watched two youtube videos of a 6" lift on JK's running stock Driveshafts... but they were 4 doors... guess I'll let everyone know -___________________-
I assume they are also running stock control arms as well then..

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no sir, but again, the 4 doors have a longer Dshaft (or so I'm told).
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no sir, but again, the 4 doors have a longer Dshaft (or so I'm told).
The front shaft is exactly the same on both the 2dr and 4dr, however the 07-11 have different driveshaft design then the 12-13.

That being said, the factory driveshafts on all years are too short for a 3.5" lift with adjustable control arms when axles are properly centered.

There are many issues when running a 6" lift on a JK and unless your end goal is to run 40" tires there simple no point in it.

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I wouldn't be worrying about the driveshafts - I'd be more concerned with cracking your transfer case or damaging your pinion bearings. All in the name of glory, I suppose. BTW, why only 6"? I'm sure that there is a 8" or 10" JK lift on the market somewhere.
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LOL ^ yes, glory is the term. Screw the 6"... I found a sweet 3 foot lift.. yeah, made out of twoXfour's.. heard it allows for awesome flexing. Does anyone know how to reduce such an angle... or are we just going to mess with me on my choice of lifts?
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post #13 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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Proper way to reduce angle: desired lift size combined with proper-length driveshafts. There are no "other" magic solutions, everyone has made very valid points above.

Fact is that a 3" lift is 'pushing it' with stock driveshafts. IMHO, you are only asking for trouble by running stock driveshafts on a 6" monster-truck JK lift.

Any lift 3" or above deserves to be done right - and it only gets more expensive the bigger you go. You're in for a big bill if you do your 6" lift correctly. Or if you don't do it right, you're in for a big repair bill when your pinion bearings/axle housing blows or your transfer case cracks and spills it's guts out.
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No I'm not keeping it like that.. It looks like my lift is going to come late this week, but my driveshafts, won't arrive for multiple weeks.

I plan to temporarily just disco the fronts, but will the rears be OK for a week or so? just street driving, no offroading.. or do you think I will be f'ed.

Thanks
You'll be f'ed. Are you selling the stock stuff for enough to be worth the gamble?
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