I am fitting a 2JZ into my skyline. This will require new mounts etc and I will need to think about driveline angles. there will be a CV joint in the usual position and a big rubber dampener at the end of the trans as found on Aristos and soarers etc.
The engine sits about 20-25mm lower than the RB30 which will change the angle a bit. I should easily be able to make spacers for the CV joint X-member to compensate for this. How should I line this up? My common sense tells me that I should just aim the whole lot right at the diff and lower the CV joint to make the smallest angle possible. Is there more to it than this?
Another thing I might have to do is mount the engine slightly to the passenger side because of clearance issues. (10-15mm) I'm not worried about weight because all the heaver stuff is on the drivers side and a slight weight shift to the side is probably a good thing. I am slightly worried about possible drive line angle probs. I am thinking this small shift would be a non issue, but it appears than there may be more to it than this. My thoughts were than people routinely lower there car by 100mm and so a pissy 10mm shift to the left would be nothing compared to the drive line angle change caused by lowering. It has been suggested that moving to the side is somehow worse than going up and down. Can someone explain this in more detail?
I can see the point about needing "A second U-joint having an equal but opposite angle" but what about cars with only one uni joint like my R31? Does the CV have the same role when it comes to needing a "A second U-joint having an equal but opposite angle". And if so why can't the same thinking be applied to angling it to the side as to up and down?