Rear end vibration at takeoff only
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joe in temecula ca

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Mar 2, 2008
i have 04 excursion w/12 in lift on 38's the vib started after the lift, shop said the shaft needs a cv joint @the transfer & rebalanced cuz the angle is to great

Colorado Springs, CO

#22 Mar 5, 2008
my 96 ford f250 deisel has a new 6" lift. It noe
wshudders a little on take-off. I thought it was the driveshaft angle.I took it to a driveline shop.He says he guarantees itsaxle wrap caused by the sixinch blocks.He suggests 6" leafs instead.

Holbrook, MA

#23 Mar 10, 2008
I have installed numerous lift on SDs, the key is to measure your angles of the driveline. You may need to shim the carrier bearing and/or the rear diff. I have a shim kit I seel for the SD rear shaft. I also have a kit for the SD STEERING WHEEL OSCALLATION. WCMOTORSPORT.COM WCMOTORSPORT@VERIZON.NET

Plant City, FL

#24 Apr 3, 2008
Yes, I have an 2000 f-250 and I think my truck is dog walking. Meaning my truck does not drive straight . Any suggestions.
joe temecula

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Jun 20, 2008
04 excursion. 12in in the front, 10 in lift rear. at first it vib @55/60 mph. no shop could help me , due to one shaft . but the angle of the shaft was to great ,so i lowered the trans cross member 2in . now the vib starts @75mph with 38in tire's that means im doing about "90mph"

Revere, MA

#26 Jun 23, 2008
Watch out for any vibrations, possibly a bearing could be ceased and griding away. Check wheel bearings and front hubs for damage/wear.
chris 1016 macon ga

Macon, GA

#27 Jul 21, 2008
on ford 250 super duty with 8" lift and 36/15.50/20 bad vibration in rear
Jeff -Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

#28 Aug 14, 2008
I have a 2006 250 with an 8" lift. I added a 2" shim on my 2 piece drive shaft. My initial rear end vibration is no loger there. Hope this helps you folks. I also passed it on to the local 4X4 shop here and they are very pleased.
Richard Harris

San Diego, CA

#29 Sep 24, 2008
Yes I just bought a 2003 f150 2wd with a 7.5 inch lift. and when i take off from a stop after a second or two i hear a clunk in what feels like the rear. i also feel a clunk when i come to a full stop. i heard it could be the slip yoke sticking due to the driveshafts new angel. but i also heard it could be my u joints are loose. who knows wht the heck this clunk is. any suggestios????
Ryan wrote:
I have a 2001 F-150 with a 6" lift and 35" mud tires, I am having the same problem. I was told that the problem is the drive shaft, and where it connects. The lifts change the angle that the drive shaft hits the rear end. I also experience a "clunk" and physically feel the truck shake when I enter passing gear. The reasons is when the drive shaft engages into a new gear it slips and doesnt catch something exactly right. Obviously i'm not a mechanic. I was told the way to correct the problem was to either A, rebuild the rear end and remount it at the angle of the drive shaft, or B, get a 2 peice drive shaft so it will come down and hit the drive shaft at the right angle. Just my 2 cents.

Cleveland, TN

#30 Jan 8, 2009
I have a stock f150 1999 4x4 and it does it when i take off but just for a sec. What is it ANYBODY??????

Idaho Falls, ID

#31 Nov 26, 2009
does your truck have the 5speed torque shift tranny that uses sp fluid?
greg wall

Mcminnville, OR

#32 Dec 17, 2009
i have a 2000 s10 extra cab,when i start out in first gear i get a crazy vibration???when i put the truck in neutral and roll down a hill,it starts vibrating about 8 miles an hour??whats the problem.

Stayton, OR

#33 Feb 10, 2010
I have a stock 2003 F250 with a shudder on hard acceleration when empty or when loaded with my camper on medium acceleration, no lift only 1 size larger tires so a lift may not be the problem, and I see all the different fixes as mostly BS, better look some more.

Stayton, OR

#34 Feb 10, 2010
2003 F250 4X4. Anyone know why my auto hubs don't lockup in auto, have to manually lock them?

Houston, TX

#35 Feb 11, 2012
It usually takes about a quarter inch of shim for every inch Of lift that will get you close and keep in mind that if you have to much shim you will get a high speed vibration and too little and it's a low speed vibration, my truck has 12 inches of lift and 670rwhp and I had to do floating traction bars and a one piece drive shaft but no more axle wrap or vibration

Stayton, OR

#36 Feb 11, 2012
I have a 2003 F250 with no lift and it has a vibration at take of if you heavy foot it and has always had it and now has 1700,000 with no bad affects, and I am thinking so what.
Robert - Cali

Dublin, CA

#37 Mar 6, 2015
You need this to correct the vibration during take off. This is caused by the pinion gear being angled differently that driveline

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