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texas05
12-30-2013, 12:30 AM
Finishing up a lift install and wanted to check what the difference between the driveshaft angle and pinion angle should be. Seems like a remember 2 degrees down or parallel.

Thanks in advance.

David1tontj
12-30-2013, 01:04 AM
It depends on what type of driveshaft you have..

If you have a standard driveshaft (total of 2 u joints) then you want the pinion to be parallel with the output shaft of the transfercase/transmission.

If you have a C.V. Driveshaft, then you want the pinion to point straight at the output shaft.. In this application, the driveshaft will be parallel to the pinion.


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texas05
12-30-2013, 01:09 AM
I have the stock unit.

David1tontj
12-30-2013, 01:10 AM
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wayoflife
12-30-2013, 05:15 AM
I have the stock unit.

A stock shaft has rzeppa CV joints and it really doesn't matter how they sit in relationship to each other. If you just lifted your Jeep, your output shaft and pinion will be parallel to each other and that's fine. If you have a 2-door and 3" of lift or more, I would save up for a new u-joint style shaft and upper rear control arms to set your pinion angle as it won't be long until the joints fail.

JeepinLife
12-30-2013, 01:38 PM
A stock shaft has rzeppa CV joints and it really doesn't matter how they sit in relationship to each other. If you just lifted your Jeep, your output shaft and pinion will be parallel to each other and that's fine. If you have a 2-door and 3" of lift or more, I would save up for a new u-joint style shaft and upper rear control arms to set your pinion angle as it won't be long until the joints fail.

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texas05
12-30-2013, 02:48 PM
I have a 4 door. Any need to replace? I did replace the front with a coast 1310.