Ok, that's where I was leaning.. kind of like choosing grade 8 hardware to bolt together rusted steal.. doesn't really matter, that's not really the weak point, but sure sounds cool.
On to rotated or not.. I plan to clock 10* and shoot for a hi-pinion front with CV's front and rear on the t-case end (rear being a one piece with a clearanced CV joint from an 86 front drive shaft). Nearest I can tell, the real downside to clocked t-cases is the bending of the sticks, and the angle of the front driveshaft.
Russ mentioned clearance issues with the HP front (which I need to research), and I may not like the profile of the rear once piece, but that's where I'm going to start.
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