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Old 07-22-2019, 03:03 AM   #1976
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Re: Make it handle

Originally Posted by robnolimit View Post
No problem. You should center the housing, measure from the backing plate to the frame on each side. Make sure that you measure from the same place on each side, like a mirror image. Don't worry about the pinion being offset, the U-joints go side to side just as they go up and down. Centering off of the pinion may put the tires out to the left or right- not the look we're after.
Rob, I know this is an old post but I would like to ask, I was was thinking about putting the 8.8 out of my mustang under my truck till I realized that the pinion was offset. Is this not an issue if you center it up off the wheel hubs? Gotta say Im hopping for its not, cause it all ready has gears, and disc brakes.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:45 AM   #1977
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Re: Make it handle

the offset is no problem...just center the axle...make sure of your pinion angle as well
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:05 AM   #1978
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mongocanfly is 100%. Driveshafts and U-joints can go side-to-side, just like up & down. Many Ford and Chevy axles are offset for axle length, tank clearance, .....
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