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loneranger
06-22-2009, 03:28 PM
trying to find where my front pinon angle should be any help should be great help this is where i am no it is not welded in place just held there by the u-bolts (want to know what other people are runing and if it would work with this truck or what would be the best angle to run anyhelp would work)(it is a 1999 ranger runing 36'' irocs if that helps)

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Apathy
06-22-2009, 03:35 PM
you don't need to worry about your pinoin angle.

You need to worry about your castor angle.

get your castor angle right, then deal wiht the pinion angle. If hte pinoin angle can in no way be worked with, time for a cut and rotate.

loneranger
06-22-2009, 03:42 PM
so u are saying i sould have got my castor angle before i cut it all away

Apathy
06-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Are you cutting and turning the knuckles?

Or are you talking about your spring plates?

If you are just installing a solid axle, and have not done any modifications to said axle, then set your castor angle.
The pinion is, where it is.

If your cutting the inner C's off, then that is a different story.

Your original question is quite confusing.


Try using capital letters and punctuation to make things easier to understand

loneranger
06-22-2009, 03:48 PM
so u are saying i sould have got my castor angle before i cut it all away
so how woulld i get the caster angle is that geting the angle on top of the top nut on the knockle and am i trying to get that to 0 first time doing a sas and dont really know what i am doing just bull*@iting mmy way through it

Apathy
06-22-2009, 03:56 PM
Look at it this way.

get your rig level.

Put an angle finder on top of the knuckle.
It should be tilted back 0-6 deg (depending on rig, some say 0, some say 3, some say 5).. FWIW, mine is at 3-4 deg.

this is where it will need to be, your pinion angle comes second.

And honestly, I hope you can fabricate, because this is auto fab 101.
If you don't know this chances are, your going to need a bit of help.

loneranger
06-22-2009, 04:05 PM
ok i get it that far but just what kind of fabricating is needed is it something i would be able to do in my drive way (like u-bolt platets drive way fabricating or well like i would think more into it then that)

Apathy
06-22-2009, 04:10 PM
Spring hanger location in front, Vs. shackle angle.. and welding on your frame. Etc.

DUDE IF YOU GET NOTHING ELSE FORM THIS... USE PUNCTUATION.. READING YOUR POSTS ARE GIVING ME A HEAD ACHE AND I'M TRYING TO HELP.

Ironman
06-22-2009, 04:15 PM
Learn to read yankee

Apathy
06-22-2009, 04:20 PM
Learn to read yankee

Lick me you baldheaded, bacon eating, hokey loving Canuk...:D

Ironman
06-22-2009, 04:26 PM
Lick me you baldheaded, bacon eating, hokey loving Canuk...:D


learn to spell too......



























































GO CANUCKS GO

loneranger
06-22-2009, 04:47 PM
ok sorrey i am alittle drunk and then i have been working since 12am. i never got PUNCTUATION in school. but ya ok thanks that helps alot thanks

Apathy
06-22-2009, 06:31 PM
ok sorrey i am alittle drunk and then i have been working since 12am. i never got PUNCTUATION in school. but ya ok thanks that helps alot thanks


fair enough.. at least your honest..lol[cheers]

UU
06-22-2009, 06:54 PM
so aslong as the caster angle equals the pinion angle its all good ??

Apathy
06-23-2009, 09:08 AM
so aslong as the caster angle equals the pinion angle its all good ??


depends on where it is from factory. If your knuckles are Perpendicular to the C's.. then you could go by this, but i don't think they are.

78bronco
06-24-2009, 11:34 PM
pinion angle dont mean shit its all in the caster!!! you make the pinion angle work around the caster so that you have good steering

Happypants
06-25-2009, 02:00 PM
if your doing a cut and turn, castor should be at 3.5-5 degrees for best steering and you should point your pinion directly at your t-case, if your not doing a cut and turn just set the castor factory and fuck the pinion,

Troy
06-25-2009, 02:44 PM
make sure caster angle is good first, you basically want the front diff tilted back.

pinion angle at the diff should be within 1-3* degrees of what the pinion angle is at the transfer case or transmission.

loneranger
06-26-2009, 03:01 PM
ok thanks for all your help,sounds straight forword