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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2003, 08:13 AM
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Drive shaft angle CJ5

I've got about 4 inches of lift on my 81 CJ5 and my rear drive shaft angle is pretty extreme. My u-joints have held up so far but I know it's only a matter of time. What's the best way to reduce the angle? Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Drive shaft angle CJ5

I have a 75 CJ-5 w/ 4" lift, 16 1/4" rear drive shaft, T-18, Dana 20, and Dana 44.

I haven't had any problems w/ this set up. I did drop the skid plate one inch when I put the T-18 in, just used a spacer, you can see it in the right.

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Re: Drive shaft angle CJ5

mine same way (77 cj5) so please frd all that reply to you!
im tring to find out about this cv thingy? my rear shaft is about 10: oclock from drivers side and angle in to tranny at maybe 5-10 degrese
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Re: Drive shaft angle CJ5

I ran into the same problem and wouldn't believe anybody about needing a CV shaft (300 some odd dollars) Finnally as my springs broke in the yokes would hit eachother when I hit the brakes hard.

I got a CV and 3 or 4 problems disappeared right away, best money spent.

mine is running about 30 deg and 19 or so inches long.

I dropped my crossmember an inch and it only made other problems, and didn't help the angle enough to matter

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