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Old 03-19-2003, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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D60 Pinion Angle?

Anyone have any trouble with running a
standerd D60 in a TJ. (rear)
When I say trouble I mean oil in the diff!
I'll be running 6in coils along with a flat skid.
I've heard it's hard on the pinion bearing (0il)
This is not my daily drvier but it does see some highway.
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Old 03-19-2003, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Best bet would be to take your rear axle out and do a test fit and look at your pinion angle. If its not your DD then you should be fine with pulling out the sawzall and extending your wheelbase to get a better pinion angle.
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Mine did fine in a YJ at 26 degrees
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mine is at 30 deg and it has been fine. I can't fill it from the normal hole, I have to over fill it from the breather hole to make sure there is enough oil in it.
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Re: D60 Pinion Angle?

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Anyone have any trouble with running a
standerd D60 in a TJ. (rear)
When I say trouble I mean oil in the diff!
I'll be running 6in coils along with a flat skid.
I've heard it's hard on the pinion bearing (0il)
This is not my daily drvier but it does see some highway.
GWT
That's what I am running and I haven't had any problems so far (~3k miles). I'm running the same coils and a nearly flat (rubicon) skid. I "overfill" the pinion on an incline to make sure it gets enough oil. (This could be accomplished in a less "backwoods" manner by moving the drain plug up higher though.)

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Old 03-20-2003, 08:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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mine is at 30 deg and it has been fine. I can't fill it from the normal hole, I have to over fill it from the breather hole to make sure there is enough oil in it.


I have a fairly high angle on my rear axle and the way I fill
it is to jack up the vehicle on one side as high as I can and
then put in the lube. It was my DD for years and I've had
no problem with it.
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