Sloppy yokes. Need advice.
I'm in the process of installing a limitted slip carrier in my rear diff. (AMC 20). Upon pulling it out, I noticed that both u-joints don't fit tightly in the yokes. The jeep ('78 CJ5) has about 4" lift (2" springs, 2" shackles).
There is about a 1/4" tapered shim tipping the pinion up so the angle at the rear isn't too bad but the angle at the transfer case (Dana 300) looks pretty extreme.
Is it better to have both angles the same (ie. take out the shim)? Is there an easy way to lower the transfer case?
Also, what does a CV joint shaft look like? Does it use different yokes? Since I have to change both yokes anyway, is that a better way to go. What is the best source? Keep in mind that I am very cheap by nature. Any home-remedy solutions are welcome.