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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Front d44 pinion angle

I am in the process of setting my scout 44's under my jeep I have a cv for the rear and would like to set the front up for a cv as well, I think.

The only problem I see is that the cv won't clear the pan on my th350 with out some mods so I guess my question is is it worth it, I could just run an extended slip on my stock type shaft cause I already have that I guess I just don't know how much I am going to be exagerating my angle when I flex out the front end and am worried about it being too much for a stock shaft and start blowing shafts or pinions.

I have a cj7 with 4.3/th350/d300 4:10 scout 44's and 35's probably soon to be 37's. I also am running soa with yj 1 1/2 lift springs in the front so my axle should move forward on compression and I am not sure about on the droop can't really visualize that one yet.

any help here apreciated Brian
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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Just jack up the front end, have a couple buddies stand on the tires to really droop it as much as it would go on the trail, maybe even jack up the opposite side and stand on the other, put your DS in and spin it to see if it has any interference. A little can be fought with a grinder....As far as slip shaft, I don't feel comforable with any less than 1.5-2 inches at full extension.

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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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thanks for the info I will have to find a way around the buddies issue since I live in the boonies and no one ever wants to drive out here for a wrench fest. I currently have a 7" slip in my single carden shaft I figure on using 2 up and 5 down but I will check it at full extension.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #4
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just re-tube your stock shaft to make it a couple of inches longer. you shouldn't need a cv shaft up front; you won't be going fast enough in 4wd to vibrate a lot. i haven't had any problems w/ my stock shaft on 35's. don't know of anyone doing this, but you might put the cv end on the axle yoke instead of the t-case yoke (i know it's weird, but it may work)
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With a stock shaft will I need to worry about the yokes being perfectly parallel or is within a couple of degrees ok?
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With a stock shaft will I need to worry about the yokes being perfectly parallel or is within a couple of degrees ok?
2 degrees will be fine . I wouldnt push past that though .

The point there is for the oscilation of the joints to cancel each other out . At 2 degrees your in the ball park .
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thanks guys I just finished setting the front axle (still need to have my friend weld the cast though) then I will finish welding in the rest. I have set the castor at 6 degrees I have read the top of the scale is better for larger tires still looking good on the pinion angle and have one side put together, now if I can get a chance to get out there yet this weekend I may have bothe sides pu together and then start on my new steering rods I have to make. I want to tack everything then tighten it down and check the steering before I weld it all together in case I have screwed it up somewhere along the line.

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