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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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i have a chevy dana 60 front axle im gunna order degree shims for and i was wounding what the best pinion angle would be? so that there is a good angle for the drive shaft while keeping the caster angle in check. i know there will have to be a little positive caster to get a good drive shaft angle but i can deal with a little "dig steer". thanks in advance for the advice.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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I would try to keep the pinion angle low if you can. The working angle on most u-joints is like 10 degrees. Also the more positive castor you have the more it will wander and try to steer itself. If you get into something like a 6 or 8 degree shim you will hate life. Probably the best thing would be to get your pinion angle where you need it, then clock the knuckles.
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your better off leaving the angle alone and simply getting a double CV joint driveshaft. I.E a cv at each end. they don't care about angle differences and will last longer then a single cardan joint in a lifted rig anyways.
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