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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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What angle?

I am doing a Scout D44 install, The caster is going to be 5*
What is a good angle for the front pinion? I do not have a CV shaft so what is the max angle I can go with out the driveshaft shaking me out of the Jeep

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 05:43 PM
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Re: What angle?

If your are not going to go with a cv the pinion angle should be the same as the t-case output, plus or minus 3 degrees i believe.

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Re: What angle?

You can get away with more in the front, because of the length and generally slower speeds, part time use etc. How much caster is built into the axle as it sits ? with the pinion vertical how much do you have at the knuckles ? If the pinion is rotated down to get the caster will the yokes have enough clearance at full droop ?

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Re: What angle?

Well this is totally custom, I can rotate the pinion to any angle needed and then set the caster to 5*, Would a pinion angle of 5* be to much? Would the pinion point over the t-case flange? Thanks for the help!

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Re: What angle?

On a one of a kind set-up, I'll set the axle in the jeep and mock it all up and cycle the suspension before I weld anything solid, to make sure I have it right.
It's hard to say whats gonna work without seeing it...It depends on the amount of lift, the length of the driveshaft, and the angle of the t-case yoke, and clearance above the driveshaft, the more you roll it up the more rock clearance you get below the shaft...I like to sit back and look at it. Good luck

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Re: What angle?

just point the pinion at the t-case. Like it was already metioned. The fronts at low speeds anyways and it won't matter.
This way here, it's up out of the way.
I run a non cv in the front and I have my pinion straight at the t/c
It will give you more option down the road.

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