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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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compound driveshaft angles?

I've seen stock driveshafts that were not completely inline, so I guess some side angle is o.k., but how much?
I'm wondering if I can run a d20 t-case with a narrowed 44 rear out of a a quadra-trac waggy. It would be cut all on the long side, to about cj wide track.
This would be going into a CJ-7 extended behind the doors about 14 to 20 inches [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] (not sure how much yet) and with about 3 inches of lift.
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

If you already have the axle, but not the t-case, have you considered the D18? It is twin stick, very solid, small, and easy to come by. You can also slap on an overdrive easily. Since it is offset already, the axle should line up!
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

Actually, it's the other way around. I have thought about switching to the d-18, but this jeep is gonna be a DD, so I didn't want the added noise, and wear associated with the 18.
Still an option though, an 8 speed jeep would be sweet.
I think I would need a big hole d-18 to fit my T-18, is that right?
Can someone tell me if a small hole and a big hole d-18 would take the same warn o.d. unit?
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

I dont know as much about T18, but I have been told the same overdrive fits both D18's. As far as the noise of the D18, I havent had any complaints. Of course, I didnt drive it much before tearing it apart, and its hard to hear over the wind and tire noise!
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

You shouldn't have a problem with the side angle. As long as the yokes are parallel (they will be side to side - you just have to take care of it vertically) and the total angle isn't excessive. With 3 inches of leift, you'll be fine on the vertical angle. Assuming we're talking about 2-3" horizontally, that shouldn't be a problem either. The key is to keep the yokes parallel.
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

And with the yokes parallel, THERE IS NO COMPOUND ANGLE. The u-joint angles are still in a SINGLE plane it's just not vertical or horizontal.
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Re: compound driveshaft angles?

Whoops, didn't know I was digging up a dead horse.
Thanks for the explanations, and the links.
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