February 21, 2011hey guys when i lowered my 94 f150 i had to rebuild my tranny 3 times. the last time the guy told me that the drive shaft had to be shortened because the height in the back changed while the front didnt. so basically the drive shaft was putting too much pressure against the tranny and caused it to screw up. has anyone had this problem before? i only lowered the back 2 inches. well now i bought an 07 supercrew (pics coming soon) and plan on getting a 2-4" drop... i definitely dont want to go through the headache of transmission issues again, should i worry about this or was the 94 just a fluke?
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February 21, 2011this is the first time I have ever heard of a lowering kit causing tranny problems.
a lift and oversize tires are another story.
February 23, 2011it would depending on the slide section of the drive shaft.
gotta remember! the drive shaft in it`s stock state does sit on an angle.
when you straighten it out it has to go some where, even if it is just an inch. if there is no room for it.
then it will push on the transmission.
I have never heard of any of the curb crawlers talkin about shortening their drive shafts. maybe it`s just a given and they just do it and not say anything.
February 25, 2011thanks guys, so do you recommend anything to watch for when im putting the kit in place? should i just look into getting the drive shaft shortened right away?
February 26, 2011What kind of kit did you use? I used a Beltec and had no driveshaft issues at all.
Cars are transpotation, TRUCKS are a way of life!
February 27, 2011^^^^^^^^Same here Belltech 2/4 no issues......
March 25, 2011I have a Ground Force 3-5 drop and have never had a problem..With a lowered back,I did use a pinion agle wedge to rotate rear-end housing slightly..came with the kit...I have over 80 thousand miles on the lit with no problem.