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Front D60 pinion angle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by headcrash0101, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. headcrash0101

    headcrash0101 Registered Member

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    I am installing a D60 into the front of my blazer. I have 6" springs. Will I need to put any shims under my springs to correct my pinion angle? If so, how much pitch? I am getting a cv style driveshaft made. Will I need to drop the t-case? Thanks
     
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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 6" lift and a droped transfer case and do not have any problems with the front driveshaft. You can't use a shim on the 60 because of the way the passanger side spring plate bolts to the housing.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You can't use a shim on the 60 because of the way the passanger side spring plate bolts to the housing.

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    That's not true.

    My 60 has 4* shims under the leafpacks. All I needed to do was buy a pair of spherical washers to allow the upper clamping plate to be tightended down without binding..... Other puys have actually gone to the trouble of machining the angle into the upper plate, and some guys simply add another shim to the TOP of the springpack that's flipped the opposite way to remove the angularity from the upper plate.
     
  4. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What trans/transfer combo do you have???

    On my 6" lift...with a d60/350/205...
    I used a 4 degree shim up front..
    I have ORD Brackets (so I lose a degree)..
    and I dropped my t-case an inch...

    I had to grind my front c/v...
    because I had some steep angles...

    GOOD LUCK

    Jerry /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. SCJimmy

    SCJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running a D60/700R4/NP241c with 5* shims, 4" spring lift all around. HAD driveshafts with the one ton yoke up front. I had TONYP make a set of shims and matching 5* top plates for mine. No problems to date...
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if ur having ur front shaft custom made anyway, have it set up for a 1410 joint... oughta be able to handle any amount of angle that a leaf spring equipped rig is gonna throw at it.

    j
     
  7. Derf00

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    That's not true.


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    You are right, I knew I should have finished that sentence.
     

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