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Old 08-16-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by zstroken View Post
Less angle on u-joints is more good!
Just wanted to clear some things up. Less angle isn't 'more good' exactly. These are phased, u-jointed driveshafts, so they basically move forward and backwards over and over (it's kinda amazing the bearings in the u-joints and seals in the t-case last as long as they do!). If you don't match the angle of the t-case, you toss a TON of vibration and harshness into everything. It'll also pulse your output to your axle which isn't good for traction or axle shafts, or tire life for that matter.

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Ideally you want more than 2deg of angle (to keep the bearings/caps spinning and supplying grease), and less than 4deg of angle (to keep wear down in the bearings/caps).
On a double cardan setup, like in the front driveshaft, you want to match the driveshaft angle with that 2-4deg angle in mind (close to the 2deg if you can).

All that said, just measure your t-case angle, and then make some shims to match it on the pinion and you're good to go!

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Last edited by CorneliusRox; 08-16-2017 at 10:40 AM.
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