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Old 04-09-2005, 07:44 AM
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rear end set up

hey does anyone know how many degrees a rear end should be set at? i was told about 5 degrees.

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__Got this from Chevy Hi pro. mag. awhile back__ For normal driveability reasons and parts wear when dirving the over all angle should be at 0. But since the rear end rotates upward. (brings up pinion angle) when you step on the gas. You have to set it down a few degrees. The angle should never go positive. For cars making good power anywheres from 2-7 degrees negative angle. The more power the more negative angle you need. 5 might be a little much unless your running a pretty hot engine or sticky tires.

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thanks for the info.
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no Problem hope that helped. The whole idea is to get things in a straight line. It allows power to be transfered easily and helps prevent wear in the uni. joints. If it is angled to much you can have things bind up. Doing read end work myself right now so i've been searching around for this kinda stuff. Good luck.

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Old 04-09-2005, 06:18 PM
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thanks chris, im putting a 58corvette rear in a 1934 chevy pickup, im using radius rods and coilovers for suspension, so i got my hands full setting up brackets and all that stuff...thanks again stick....
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The rear pinion angle subtracted from the front u-joint angle should be zero degrees. If the rear pinion angle is one degree the front propshaft should also be one degree. This greatly reduces propshaft induced vibration.
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thanks for the info it helps allot...stick
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