Hey there jeep forumers. I'm having a small issue that is becoming more and more of a problem. I installed one of UCF's ultra-high clearance skids about 4 months ago. I currently have 1.25" bl, 4" suspension lift, Ford 8.8 rear end, SYE w/ CV driveshaft, adjustable upper and lower rear control arms, a 1" mml and have lowered the skid plate 1" with spacers.
When I first put on the skid plate w/ the 1" spacers and mml, the pinion angle was okay. It was not vibrating and I could not hear the d-shaft clicking. After I did some offroading, it starts making a clicking noise, I figured the springs had maybe settled some so I adjusted the angle to be higher. Went off roading again, it starts up again. After working on it last week, it stopped the driveshaft clicking but started with some vibes from 0-15 mph. Again, I go off road for a few hours and come out and now the vibes were from 0-35 mph. Which leads to yesterday when the driveshaft breaks. What's the deal? I can not adjust the pinion angle up any higher because the brackets on the rear end are almost touching the gas tank skid plate and the spring perches are up against the shocks. What is making the pinion angle more severe each time I get into some mud and rocks? How can I correct this without breaking more stuff? lol Any advice is always appreciated.