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? pinion angle ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    what is the best way to fix front pinion angle with an 8 inch lift on my 75 chevy 3/4 ton, and any good cures out tehre for steering? i want flex even if i dotn use it, i want to have it /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    The "best" way might be cutting and rotating the axle housing. Using too many shims is hell on your caster. Better yet, budget a crawler in there and gain 6 inches. This will reduce the driveline angle required. It will shorten the rear but rears are more forgiving anglewise.

    Jeff
     
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    I have 6" lift springs on my '72 and I just have a set of 6* shims in the front. I also have the front spring hangers dropped an inch to help point the pinion up a little and combined with the taller D60 spring perches and 6" springs, it equals about 8" of overall lift. As far as steering correction goes, I have to say crossover steering is the way to go. It is pretty expensive, but after having it I would never go back with regular front-to-back steering. My truck turns SO much sharper with crossover than it did before.

    Will
     
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    if i cut and rotate my axle housing, what do i do about the u-bolt on the front will it still work the same, or whats the cure for that? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    You could still run shims and it wouldn't matter because the caster has been corrected.
     

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