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correct pinion angle for front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazyhole812, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    i did the 52" swap but didn't make note of the stock pinion angle. i'm sure that between the longer shackles and moving the hanger forward (= up slightly) the pinion is down a little. so what angle is it supposed to be? thanks guys
     
  2. theperfectgarage

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    There is no single correct pinion angle. What it needs to be is within 2 - 3 degrees ( opinion varies on this amount ) of the angle of the ouput on your transfercase. Google on pinion angle or driveline phasing, theres a ton of great info out there.
     
  3. Sandman

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    I cranked mine way up to get the yoke out of the rocks. Mine does not see pavement though....
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    If you have a CV front shaft, pinion angle is less important.
     
  5. clstolten

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    With a cv the pinion should point directly at the cv, however the front axle has specific caster/camber built into it. If you want to rotate the axle, you will then have to rotate the ends of the axle/knuckles. I am curious as to what the stock angle is as well. I was thinking that if you dropped a plumb bob from the top balljoint, and then made a line from the top ball joint to the bottom balljoint, and set that angle to what it would have been stock. Should keep the caster/camber set correctly for good road manors. I need to figure out what this angle is, since I just swapped 52's as well. Anybody have that info?? Or maybe the correct way to get the factory settings back?
     

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