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Well getting ready to weld the perches on my new 9", got it out of a late 70's continental with disc brakes. Got my axles today from dutchman and the third member loaded with 4.86's and a locker. So how far can I stick the pinion up in the air without problems? I am 2.5" SOA with SYE and CV drive-line on a 95 YJ. With it pointed up will the pinion get enough oil? This is NOT a high pinion. What should I be aware of? Any advice will help. Thanks

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I have mine on my TJ pointed up 25 degrees. It is regular pinion as well. I do have a custom housing though and it holds over a gallon of gear lube. All of the ones I have ever seen have the pinions angled up pretty good.
 

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With a CV joint the pinion should be pointed up so the driveline is almost in a straight line with the pinion, ideally it should be facing down about 1 or 2 degrees from that straight line. Currie told me to put in at least 2 quarts and no more than 3 quarts of diff. oil no matter how much I could get in there, it blows out the breather if you put any more in it.
 

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I have it pointed up straight to the output shaft and it seems like the pinion bearing should still get enough oil. I will still point it down as reccomended 1-2 degrees for axle wrap. I am also building a traction bar very similiar to Sams Off-road. Should stop the pinion from wraping and the springs to last a little longer. Tanks for the advice.

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Might want to relocate the fill hole, and make/relocate the drain hole.
Also might want to relocate the breather tube. (Someone said theirs pisses out their breather line cus it's not relocated)

Some guy I wheel with had his breather tube sticking waayy out the back and it got bitten by a rock. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Aint that right Charly!?!

I have to do all that to mine before install.
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HEY can you send me the measurements you made
for the dutchmann axles.

I'm using the same housing but going 35 splinre axles 6 lug and spooled.

If you have the measurements I need to double check to make sure my measurements are correct.
 

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Hey Drunken monkey,

They are 32" and 29.5 from WMS to end. I dont know if you know this or not but you have to replace your stock 3rd member with a case that will support the larger bearings for the 35 spline axles. The other problem is for six lug you will not be able to go over a wheel pattern of 5.5" for example mine is 5 on 5.5. The problem only occurs if you are using the lincoln rotors. There is not enough meat on the hub of the axles for a bolt pattern that is larger then 5.5" This is why I had to stay with 5.5.

My axle doesnt even have a drain plug anywhere, guess I should put one in.

Good Luck,
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I have the strange centersection with the larger bearings.

As far as the six lug deal why won't I be able to use that with the lincoln rotors?

can't I just redrill?

I think mike is using redrilled Lincoln calipers on the back of his jeep. i will have to double check with him.
 

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The hub at the end of the axle needs to be able to fit into the rotor. With the 5 on 5.5 the new bolt pattern is within .25 of inch away for the outer diameter. Doesnt leave much room for a larger bolt pattern. The rotors arent the problem as much as the axle hub diameter itself. They cant make it any larger then it allready is or the stock rotor will not fit on the axle. I had to have the rotors redrilled for the bolt pattern anyway. Hope this makes sense.

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I'll have to take a look tonight at my axles rotors rims and stuff.
 
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