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Old 08-05-2013, 09:42 AM
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Here's why it is unneccessary to deal with pinion angle to the degree needed for 2 joint driveshaft when changing to slip-yoke driveshaft.

What all stock trucks come with for 2 joint driveshaft where the slip yoke is in the tcase:

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Look at the blocks on the perch. The smaller one on top is a degree shim. The shim pitches the pinion back down. The angle b/t the driveshaft and pinion must be within 2-3 of the angle between the tcase and driveshaft. Effectively parallel.

Going to a slip yoke driveshaft (only 1 CV at tcase), which also means a slip yoke eliminator on the tcase results in:

The pinion is pointed directly at the tcase output. That's roughly 30 or so.

Yeah, don't install an axle with the pinion pointed backwards...emmm k?

Also forgot to mention that if you really wanted to stay 5 lug, you can do it w/o going adapters. I wouldn't go that route myself. But here's a thread on one way to go 5 lug although it may be outdated and off the shelf products are more readily available.

Here's one disk brake conversion kit.

Get on it Danz51!!!
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