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Pinion angle question - maybe a stupid one..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    To have a correct pinion angle in the front should the pinion be horizontal or slightly downwards or upwards?
     
  2. tlspeed

    tlspeed Registered Member

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    Well your housing/pinion is gonna rap downwards (if it wasnt supported by leafs or links) when traveling forwards. But in relation to the ground mine is basically horizontal minus a few degrees bucause i have shims. But it should be kept horizontal to keep the camber or caster or something like that correct.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The correct answer to your question will vary depending on if you have a stock driveshaft or a CV shaft. There is only one correct position for the pinion if you're running a non CV shaft and that is the angle at the t-case and the angle at the pinion need to be exactly the same. If the angles aren't the same you will get a vibration from the driveline and depending on how far off you are depends on how bad the vibe will be. You should ask Jesse from (HAD) and he'll set you straight.
     

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