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Old 04-20-2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by evolvo
I'm bringing this thread back to life. The illustration that shows the drive shaft in perfect alignment is wrong. If you where to have that condition and took a long cruise on a smooth road (OK, these don't exist anymore, I know) that didn't give much suspension variance the bearings in the u joints wouldn't roll. If the bearings don't roll they will sit in one position in the caps and Brinnel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinell_scale. This would be especially damaging with an IRS. The u joints won't last long like that. Your much better off using the second example, using 2* to 4* of offset. JMO
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Originally Posted by matts37chev
you can get it close
it needs to be about the same amount of degrees from straight as the trans
(example #2)

I may have not worded that correctly
make it look like example #2 not #1
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