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Old 12-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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setting up 8.8 pinion angle

I will be doing an 8.8 swap to my TJ, already have my 8.8 but my jeep is not lifted and does not have a tummy tuck yet. i am going to be running the artec industries truss system. my question is, when setting up my pinion angle and welding my brackets on, could I match my dana 35 angle and then adjust and dial it in with my adj control arms when time comes to install (lift would be done and tummy tuck)

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Will you also be installing (or aleady have) a SYE kit and CV driveshaft? If so, simply point the pinion shaft directly at the tcase output shaft flange where the CV bolts to.

If no CV driveshaft, set the axle's pinion angle so it is parallel to the tcase output shaft.

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i will be running a SYE and a CV but don't have them to go off of, just don't know how much angle to put on the pinion in relation to the brackets. so without anything being here and installed could i weld the brackets to the axle in the same place as the brackets on my D35?
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don't know if that made sense jerry, hard for me to explain
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... so without anything being here and installed could i weld the brackets to the axle in the same place as the brackets on my D35?
No I would not do that. That would create the wrong pinion angle for the CV driveshaft which needs a different angle than the angle the factory driveshaft required that your D35 is set up for.
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ok thanks jerry! when i install my SYE and my CV shaft ill prolly be running my D35 for a while so, when i set it up i just aim it at the output shaft?
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This is how the pinion angle must be set up when you have a CV driveshaft...
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This is how the pinion angle must be set up when you have a CV driveshaft...
sry been a while since iv been on here, thank you for the info jerry, always look forward to your input

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