Pinon Angle Debate

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Pinon Angle Debate

#1 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:15 pm

Not sure how many of you have seen this already, but thought I would post it as it's very enlightening, this is probably the best explanation on pinon angle you're going to find.

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Re: Pinon Angle Debate

#2 Post by bracketchev1221 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:59 am

In a perfect world yes, you should try to have them equal and opposite. And when the rear is lower than the trans it works fine. But what do you do in a drag car when the rear housing is tucked up in the car and the trans is lower? My car the driveshaft runs up hill while the trans points down. So I have the pinion point down slightly to accomodate the pinion wanting to still roll up under acceleration. If I used equal and opposite, the trans would point down and the pinion would point up. And then under acceleration it would point even more in the upward direction.

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Re: Pinon Angle Debate

#3 Post by John_Heard » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:24 am

Then in your case your pinion would point up at a parallel angle, minus what you want to allow for deflection. Ladder Bar / 4 link typically is 2 degrees.

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