Re: Rear Axle Specs
Set the van at the ride height you expect to have after everything is done. Measure the angle of the output shaft on the rotating assembly (crankshaft, transmission, Transfer Case) - if you are using a standard two u-joint drive shaft than the pinion should be pointing up the same number of degrees as the output is pointing down. In other words the lines through the center of both the output and the pinion shaft should be parallel.
If you are using a double cardan joint drive shaft, then the pinion shaft should be pointing up at the double cardan joint.
In all cases you do want some angel in the u-joints.
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