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Old 08-17-2001, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nolen it is Matt, With your Alcan lift are you burning up pinion gears? If so, why? Also if I get your Alcans, could I take out the bottom spring on the pack to correct this problem and lower the lift? I do not think that I want to run 7", mayby around 6" or less of lift. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-17-2001, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The reason I burned my pinnion bearing is a combination of a few factors:
1) My rear driveline is 8 inches shorter than it was before I installed the Atlas making the angle terrible from the transfer case to the pinion.

2) I have the rear pinion indexed up AND I have 4 degree shims in it. You will not need to index yours with the Lift these springs provide and your current axle location.

3) I had all these problems and I still drove it on the street to the trail. I knew I was in the danger zone, but I did not have a way to get it to the trail that day and I HAD to wheel <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> A $300 mistake!

As for taking the bottom leafs out. That is your decision. After I took them out, the ride/Flex got MUCH better, especially in the rear. As for lift, it only lowered the Cruiser about 1 inch.
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You can relocate the fill plug to eliminate this issue. This is commonly done on SOA 60 Series fronts since the pinion is rotated up a good bit.

Cut a 1" x 2.5" section off that includes youfill plug and the area above it. then flip it 180 and MIG it back in.

Otherwise you can park on a steep downhill when you fill (cheesy).

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I took off my breather nut and filled it until it was full. THere is no way to relocate the fill plug and fix the mess I am in on my rear axle pinion angle except to put in a RC D60! <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
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