I am getting ready to order a 6" superlift from
ntwonline (seem to have good prices), and noticed
it comes with the higher angle drive shaft for autotrac
equiped vehices. Mine is a '03 without the autotrac
option. The autotrac systems have the nvg246 T-case,
and from www.nvg.com
I think I have the nvg-241?
My local 4x4 shop says to get the drive shaft, but I
was wondering if it will work on my truck. Are the autotrac and
non-autotrac front drive shafts interchangeable?
I have been looking at lifted Chevy's lately and noticed one
yesterday (an IFS) with the front A-arms pointing up toward
the fron diff area at about a 60 degree angle! Would give
lots of ground clearance! After a while I was thinking
that would be very hard on CVs, then I started wondering
maybe you can do that on a 2wd by cranking the t-bars? I
did not notice the track being much narrower, are there
ways of putting longer lower a-arms on?
I am interested in improving traction (35x12.5 tires),
ground clearance (ditto), and wheel travel. I know
the Superlift catalog says "increases wheel travel" but I
am doubtfull. While I am adding the lift, is there
a way to improve wheel travel on an IFS? I know someone
is going to mention SFA, but it would make me cry to
remove all that new front suspension, and it needs
to also be my daily driver.
I am eventually thinking about replacing the rear
lift blocks with an echobit shackle flip and an
add-a-leaf. Anyone see problems with that?
Lastly, My previous truck was a toyota, with the
disconnecting front axle system. I have yet to
find a description of how the front locking
system (auto locking hubs?) works on an IFS
GM truck, anyone have a diagram or a link to a