View Full Version : Vibration...carrier bearing kit ?!? Help me out
03-01-2012, 12:06 AM
So after A LOT of reading on this forum and a few questions at a local shop I think I figured out what I need. My ecsb vibrates at certain speed and rpm's after my 6 Inch rear drop. It's a 2 piece drive shaft and been reading and says I'm goin to need the carrier bearing spacer just wanted to make sure that's what I need ???? I found this on stylin trucks part # 4985 http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/carrier_bearing_alignment_kit_by_belltech/3323.aspx
Is this what I need to get rid of the vibration ? And also I have a djm flip kit will this beltech carrier bearing spacer kit work with my components ? All in put and advice is greatly appreciated thanks fellas
You can save yourself some cash and make the spacer out of 2 pieces of 3/8" plate (spacer needs to be 3/4" high) with the same "footprint" and holes as the stock carrier bearing. That's all the DJM kit consits off.
Not sure of the year of your truck to comment on the link you provided. :dunno:
03-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Sorry about that my trucks a 94 ecsb and I dnt really have any tools or machines to make that and I live in an apartment I'd rather just buy the kit... If its the kit I need ? Also i drive this truck daily will driving it like this damage anything ? I wanna get this fixed as soon as possible so If you can please point me in the right direction CKTA I've seen you have been posting since back In the early 2000's so you must know what your talking about lol thanks for the help
03-04-2012, 04:53 PM
well if you want it fixed asap you can do that with just washers and longer hardened bolts. but i would suggest just using some steel, doesnt matter how many layers you have to have to give you the height you need. but if you got a drill and hack saw you can build your own very easily with everything you need from lowes/homedepot and what ever else places. they have steel, drills, and bolts. and i myself would go with a larger drill afew sizes larger to give you a easier fit since it doesnt have to be perfectly spaced. it wont hurt anything. just be sure to use the hardeneds nuts/bolts/washers.
its pretty easy. i put extras on my truck and thought it helped alittle and i just used scrap steel i had laying around.
thats just one thing i dont like about the djm flip kit. its setting that pinion angle. i had some real issues trying to get that set decent and i still dont know if its right but i do know it doesnt vibrate much now so ive just left it. if i ever do again im going with belltech kit that uses shims to set pinion angle!
03-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Thanks a lot can that vibration damage anything else ? Should I avoid long trips until I get the kit installed ?
03-05-2012, 08:54 AM
well not sure about damage but i know its not good for the ujoints on the driveshaft! its vibrating because the angle is off so it puts more stress on the joints. they arent expensive joints but why risk it?
hell if you have to use a scrap piece of wood the right thickness as a TEMP spacer. it wont be pretty and IMO shoudlnt be used for to long but it will give you a good idea if thats the problem spot. just try different thicknesses
03-06-2012, 07:55 AM
That vibration will not only kill your u-joints it WILL kill your transmission rear output seal, pinion bearing and the carrier bearing itself. I had a lowered half-ton Dodge that had the driveline shake and it killed all three pretty simultaniously. The principals still apply from manufacturer to manufacturer Get that fixed ASAP. Some kits also use 3/4" square tubing as well (compared to stacked flat stock steel) these are things you can get a local hardware store for about ten bucks, (flat stock or square tubing and two bolts and nuts) get to someone who can cut the stock and drill the holes.
03-07-2012, 01:03 AM
Thanks a lot fellas I ordered the kit Monday So hoping to get and install it by this weekend ! Thanks
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