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I can't get my front driveshaft to angle down far enough off the dana 20 transfer case to bolt the driveshaft my dana 44. I'm using a c-4 mated to the Dana20. from yoke to yoke it measures 23" I've grinded on the sides on the Dana 20 yoke and gained a little more angle, and I've went to a single u-joint over the two and gained even more angle. now the driveshaft will bolt up, but I'm afraid as the axle moves down even more under flex that the driveshaft will limit my down travel, and/break the shaft or yokes. any suggestions??
 

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If the angle is that severe, I'd want the double cardan joint back. You might have to lower the tranny some.

What a the specifics of the vehicle you are using? Leafs, coils? high or low pinion? lift?
 

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Nobody you should already know what I'm using!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> It's in a Ford ranger with JD VR 3.5 coils on the front. the angle is not serve. The yoke on the dana 20 will not let the driveshaft get that much angle in it


I'm using a Dana 44 outta 71 Early Bronco and now I have 4degree C-bushings on it. If I went with 6degree bushings would that help a lot?

[ 10-02-2001: Message edited by: Gator911 ]
 

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Bet that High Pinion d44 is sounding pretty good right now huh Gator? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Bushings increasing the caster will make the driveshaft angles worse. Methinks you should start hoping you win this months High Angle Driveshaft, or just go buy one.
Originally posted by Gator911:
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I'm using a Dana 44 outta 71 Early Bronco and now I have 4degree C-bushings on it. If I went with 6degree bushings would that help a lot?

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give jess ( onetoncv ) a call at HighAngleDriveline, I bet he can make a shaft that will work. It doesn't sound like it is impossible - my 74 Bronco was close to that (~24in w/ 4.5" suspension lift) before I put in my AOD - now the front shaft is ~27" at rest.
 

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Wasn't sure if it was the same Gator <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I haven't finished cutting down my driveshaft yet, but it fit in very nicely. Seemed like it could drop plently. I have a 74 t-case. J-shift style and the front yolk is the CV type. My driveshaft is 23".

All I can think is your tranny is too high. You have a body lift right? My t-case hangs slightly below the frame.

Also, what adapter did you use? If it's a home brewed job, the t-case might be clocked a bit too high.

DR everyone I've seen with HP44 in rangers had to cut the fuck out of their engine crossmembers. Not saying I would turn down a HP, but you almost need to fab up a new crossmember to do it right.
 

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Originally posted by Nobody:
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DR everyone I've seen with HP44 in rangers had to cut the fuck out of their engine crossmembers. Not saying I would turn down a HP, but you almost need to fab up a new crossmember to do it right.</STRONG>
HUH? what did they do... not fawking lift it? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I don't hit my engine crossmember with a hp d44... and i have a decent amount of up travel to boot.

DR

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nobody. my transfer yoke is right at the bottom of my frame. I have a C-4 and Dana 20 outta an eb. I got a driveshaft on it today. I grinded the yoke some and put the shaft in with the CV joint at the axle.
 
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