Well i recently swapped in an sm465 into my cj5 and mounted it on a new skidplate that only hangs down 2 in. This has left me with a pretty rough driveline angle, 21 deg. when the axle is pointed at the tcase. I've come up with what i think are my main options, and i was wondering what order you would rank them. in my future plans are soa and 35 in. tires.
So here are my options:
move rear axle back: (wagoneer springs, need to do anyways to not have 35 in tires hit fiberglas body on full compression). Gain 2.5 inches
Move whole drivetrain foreward: need electric water pump to do this. Gain 2 inches
Find a short output dana 300: gain 1.5 inches?
Wait for novak to come out with their supershort high strength output: gain approx 3 in?
(i'm not for sure on how much i'll gain with the transfercase mod.)
High pinion axle: dana 60 lose 3/4 inch driveline, but move pinion up 2.625 inches from amc 20
High pinion axle: ford 9 gain 1.75 in driveline, move pinion up 3.75 over amc 20 using www.truehi9.com
I know i will move the axle back, but i dont think it will be enough when i do a soa to cure my driveline whoas, so what would you do next?