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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Double cardon angle

I have a xj front shaft shortened on the rear of my yj. How steep of an angle is acceptable? Trying to do a tummy tuck and its at about 25 deg but the tcase output shaft is pointed down about 7 deg. So the angle of double cardon is 18 at ride height, is that ok?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hang your rear at full droop,and spin the shaft. If it dont bind, run it. Most of them will bind around 28-30 degrees. Also, sometimes when you do a tummy tuck, it is good to run a 1" motor mount lift, this will help the angle some also.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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The problem is the motor trans and t case are hanging in jeep from cherry picker so I can't do full droop. I have it done now and my motor is up higher than normal. Not sure how high over stock since I'm working with bare frame and making my own mounts.
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