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I need to weld up the one I've got in the garage but haven't decided what I should set the pinion angle at. Any suggestions?

Because it is a high pinion, wouldn't 0 degrees pretty much work in any lifted toy just fine?

I think the stock toy is at 8 degrees.
A chevy D44 is at about 0 degrees
A wagoneer is at about 12.5 degrees
DSIs is at 25 or so degrees.

Keep in mind this is a high pinion front diff so it doesn't need to be pointed up much, if any.

[ 10-30-2001: Message edited by: Tankota ]
 

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I gotta ask what kinda lift/wheelbase to give a "guess". I would think 5 Degrees....doing moderate lift.... <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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well that depends, with a cv point it at the tcase, without keep it level. Pinion angle has nothing to do with caster <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

For caster I think I had 6degrees, 6-10 is good

I set my angles in place - clearance with the bellhousing is close but I pointed it at the driveline, well just a tad under.




Then I set the caster..



Did all angles myself and it drives great - go figure <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Thanks for the opinions.
I set it last night at 0 degrees (the pinion) and leaned back the housing ends 3 degrees.

I figured that setting it up for a CV driveline would be a total guess on the pinion angle (I'm building it so I can get it out of my garage i.e. it will be for sale soon).

Whoever buys this frontend can run a non CV front driveline or just run their CV and put up w/ a little vibration.

Your not normally running around too much at high speeds in 4x4 or with the hubs locked in so the front driveline alignment angles aren't as critical as say a rear driveline.
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I will know as soon as mine is done..
But i would set it up with a couple degrees pinion down, and i will not be running no damn CV... Over rated..
 

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Crash, I was wondering what you were going to replace your frontend with...now I know <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Tankota:
<STRONG>Crash, I was wondering what you were going to replace your frontend with...now I know <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Dave, i would LOVE teh specs on this front end <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> how wide lug pattern etc... i might be in the market for another 44 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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If your setting up any diff, why wouldn't you get every possible bit of clearance possible? Even with a high pinion running a CV is going to gain you clearance. But if your going to sale it anyway, I'd get the buyer's needs before welding it solid. Maybe just tack the knuckles for the time being.
 

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Originally posted by Tankota:
<STRONG>Crash, I was wondering what you were going to replace your frontend with...now I know <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Yup, time for a change, and not because i blow shit up <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Crash:
<STRONG>Yup, time for a change, and not because i blow shit up <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
i'm guessing it's because you got such a good deal on all the items required to do the job <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by DSI:
<STRONG>i'm guessing it's because you got such a good deal on all the items required to do the job <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
hahaha, silly little man <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Crash:
<STRONG>hahaha, silly little man <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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DSI,
58" WTW if you are using chevy 6 lug outers.
Uses a 15.8" short side inner axle (80-84 waggie short side)
It currently does not have the calipers, axle shafts, or locking hubs, or spring perches.

Also, I haven't welded it yet so the angle of the pinion can still be set.

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Geeze Dave, why only 58?? if ya woulda said wider i'd be there with cash... especially if it was between 62 and 65 :D

i'll call ya tonight anyhow...
 

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I chose 58" cause I was originally thinking about using it and I wanted to have at least one of the axleshafts a stock replacement. I chose to have the short side be the same length as the short side out of the '80-84 waggie for ease of replacement.

I think you know which side axle shaft tends to go first...:D .

BTW, have you gotten a resplined one in there so you can get rid of that necked down area on those stock axle shafts?

Also, since this one is 58" WTW that means you could take all of your stuff (steering, knuckles, brakes, locker, etc...not the gears though) off of your other one and just bolt it right onto this one.:beer:

Oh yah, you could probably get those 1.5" spacers from http://www.adapters-store.com for not too much $ to make it 61" wide:)
They are $49.00 apiece for the 1.5" ones. They also have 1.25" and 1.75" ones and 2" ones.

PS Thanks for the emissions computer, it is working just fine. I no longer have to kick the computer to get it to stop malfunctioning and making the truck run like crap:rolleyes:
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