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un level ride height and drivline angles

outlander

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Explain to me how the rear drivline angle is affected by having the front end sit lower than the rear due to the weight of winch and bumper.

:patriot:
 
Why would your rear drive line angle change?

Think of your suspension system as two triangles..you're compressing your front suspension (triangle) not the the rear.

Someone correct me if I'm missing something.....
 
only thing it might do is tip your TC output shaft up a bit...I'd think of it more as a lever/fulcrum type deal...
 
Why would your rear drive line angle change?

Think of your suspension system as two triangles..you're compressing your front suspension (triangle) not the the rear.

Someone correct me if I'm missing something.....
The only reason it would change would be because the transfer case is at more of an angle now compared to the drive line. You'd have to have a pretty extreme rake for that to play any role though.
 
It wont change your rear driveshaft angle. The lift height in the rear is not changing and the drivetrain placement is not changing within the body, so its only the front driveshaft that is changing angle. The weight of the winch and bumper will be placed mainly upon the front axle, very little of the weight will affect the rear.
 
Explain to me how the rear drivline angle is affected by having the front end sit lower than the rear due to the weight of winch and bumper.

:patriot:

Its not!Driveshaft angles have no relationship the the "ground".They are only measured the pinion/driveshaft/trans
 
Thats the point I was trying to make to a buddy of mine the other day when we were puttin down a couple of beers and got on the subject of driveline angles.

He keep saying that my angles were affected by my front end sitting lower compared to the rear....I said "Are you smoking crack?"

Just had to get a reality check...thanks!
 
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