I unbolted the trans mount and raised it up to try and get better angles for the driveshafts. This is the area that confuses me, I know the rear axle pinion should be 2 - 3* less than the transfer case rear output to account for the rise under load. The rear axle pinion is pointing up at 15*. Not sure where to set the transfer case rear output. The difference in height between the two yokes is 10.5" and distance is 27". Is the total number of the three angles supposed to add to 180*?
On my other Jeep I had to run a rear CV Shaft and raise my transfer case rear output to near 90*. It still has some minor vibrations at highway speeds and took some shims to adjust the rear axle pinion properly. Trying to avoid all the adjustments.
If I go with a rear CV shaft on this build and put the transfer case rear output at 90* I would have to raise it a full 2". So I tried it and set a piece of 2x2 as a spacer and it leveled out the engine perfectly. It also added an inch to the rear shaft length (28") and corrected the transfer case front output angle downward (was pointing up towards radiator). I gained a ton of clearance. It looks 'right' this way. Anybody got some skills in this area that can help me out?
If this is how it should be run then I built that crossmember for nothing, there is a ton of space between the transfer case and the crossmember now. I guess I'll search CL for a stock one.
I ordered larger injectors for the TBI and have to call Howell on Tuesday to order a new cal-prom.
Only thing left to wire in is the back up light switch and back up lights, which reminds me...I need a backup light switch, some backup lights and a rear bumper / carrier to mount them on.
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