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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2000, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Pinion angle opinion......

I'm going to install new perches on a Fj40 diff I have to put in the rear of my Zuk and was thinkin' maybe I should point the pinion at the t-case and use a double cardan shaft. Or should I just go parallel witht the t-case and use a regular shaft? Any input would be great. I'm sure I have an article in a mag here somewhere but thought this would ne faster.....

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2000, 10:56 PM
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how do you plan on useing your rig? if you are putting fj axles i suspect mainly off-road. well i run my pinion angle so that it is not quite pointing at the x-case but pretty close. i also run a standard two joint shaft. yes i know that this is incorrect but my rig is rarely driven on road and i like this set up because it picks the d-shaft up higher to hep keep it off the rocks. i have had no unordinary problems doing this. i have noticed alot less wear from the rocks on the d-shaft yoke and the pinion. yoke. as for vibration, well when you run 35 swampers on beadlocks with no wheel weights i can't tell one way or the other.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 10:16 AM
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If you have the money, by all means go with the CV driveshaft. It'll handle better with less vibration potential and can take steep angles better since most everyone is going with trick long travel suspensions nowadays.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 09:33 PM
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If I am to go SPOA running stock suspension with extended shocks, will the standard driveshaft be able to handle this at the standard pinion angle with only driveshaft spacing?

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Re: Pinion angle opinion......

i run spoa 5 1/2" with 1" drive shaft spacers i like my
pinions [sp] pointing directly toward the transfer case
i daily drive my zuki and don't run power steering. it
works great for my rig on and off road. my dimes worth

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