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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2001, 06:15 PM
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Driveshaft length and angle?

What the shortest and highest angle anybody ever run on a CJ7?

I part way through swaping a MPI 4.5L(stroker) and AW4 trans in my CJ7. It had a 258 w/TF999, with the SOA D44 my rear shaft was about 22" and about 20 degrees. The new trans and extra adapter to the D300 adds 5 1/2" to the overall length of power train. I plan on moving the engine up an inch or two this will lessen the some of the lost length, as long as I don't hit the rad. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] But this still will leave me with only 18 or so inches of driveshaft.

Just curious as to what some of you guys have tried or run.

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Re: Driveshaft length and angle?

You might also want to move the rear axle back, I read a article on a CJ5 that had a Auto in it and they moved the axle back some to get a better drive line angle! Good Luck!

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Re: Driveshaft length and angle?

Anyone?

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Re: Driveshaft length and angle?

Not on a CJ7, but on my CJ5 with the T18, adaptor and D20 with SOA lift the rear shaft is 17.75" running length at about 25 deg. that I never had problems with.

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Re: Driveshaft length and angle?

setting up a cj5 now.. with running lenght of 12"... sitting at 24 degrees on the pinion.. and 26 degrees on the output of transfer case.. will be one short cv shaft..
i have seen them down to 9"... on 5's with automatics..

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