IMHO, I played around with rotating the pinion up and down. I don't think rotating it down to get = U-joint angles causes maybe more than a loss of .5" of clearance. It was less than what a lot of mudders were saying.
1997 FZJ80, White, Locked, deflared, 5.29'd, 4-5" lift, Fox's, DC shafts F/R, 35" AT's, Metal Tech front bumper w/ winch, custom tube rear bumper, SROR sliders, IPOR skid, Custom exhaust, Snorkel, Eezi-Awn 1600, Mark's Speedo Box.
2008 Subaru WRX Wagon, mods and lifted on 27's
2001 Honda XR400 with goodies