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Old 04-07-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Searched but didn't find much. I have a spacer lift installed. I noticed today when I was rotating my tires that I have a fair amount of angle on the driveshaft. I'm sure some angle to be expected. Just want to make sure this is normal and not doing any damage? Here's a pic:

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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The only correct way to check your drive line angle is with a protractor. The larger the working angle is the more critical that the working angles on both ends of the shaft be the same.
If not one end of the drive shaft is trying to turn faster than the other causing a vibration.
This will also be harmful to the drive train component's.
Only a experienced shop understands how to set these properly. If they don't have, or don't know what a protractor is, then I would not use them.

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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That angle that you are showing is not even bad..........at least to me
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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That angle is normal and completely fine for your lift. It's not near a critical angle.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I wasn't able to find any pictures of what the normal angle looks like so I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be completely straight or not.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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Not good. Bad pic sorry
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #8
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I have a spare I picked up for cheap until I get the mid arms in this spring.
Surprised it hasn't started spitting grease yet.

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