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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:14 am 
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you will also find that the alloy one is much lighter than the steel one...


oh and a red bucket is red :)

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:01 am 
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fastleno wrote:
oh and a red bucket is red :)


no it's a blue bucket in disguise...get it right.

thanks for the info fellas...and thank you BuNter for starting the topic, was going to ask about this later on but you did it for me :P.

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:49 pm 
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Hmmm alloy is lighter but very hard to check if its still in the car!!
Stockstandard is the part number still visible on the alloy shaft you have in the pic? if so what is it please.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:58 pm 
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joolz wrote:
So your EB already has the alloy in it? the yellow dots should be beside the welds at both ends. Forgot to add to first post i wouldnt pay anymore than $100 for a second hand alloy driveshaft.


Our ED came with an alloy tailshaft factory fitted.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:53 pm 
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fastleno wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
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you will also find that the alloy one is much lighter than the steel one...


oh and a red bucket is red :)


and your point being??? :?
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:02 pm 
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i just ment with all the info being covered 3 times over in this thread who couldnt tell the diffrence now
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:36 pm 
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NFI what the part numbers are.

You can tell by the colour. If it has the whitish aluminum colour it is alloy. If it has a dark grey/ rusty colour it is steel.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:24 pm 
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I've got a steel EF XR6 manual tailshaft with the harmonic balancer fitted, and its been past 220kmh with 3.45s

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:35 pm 
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well years ago when i was stupid and internet access wasnt that poupular, i never knew about the whole tailshaft thing and quite a few times i had my newish EBII well past the speedo, it used to make like a whhh whhh whhh whhh sound and a ever so slight shudder.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:48 pm 
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At higher speeds the alloy taishaft has a lower centrifugal tolerance (not a bad thing) meaning that it runs more centrally and true then the steel one because of its flex, meaning less vibration and less strain on uni's.

Steel are still very good, I dont think there is a difference on real world passenger vehicles but i wouldnt go chasing up an alloy tailshaft unless mine was bunged.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:17 am 
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Whats the weight saving going up to an alloy shaft. Sounds interesting?
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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:29 am 
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Whats the weight saving going up to an alloy shaft. Sounds interesting?


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The alloy shaft feels a little lighter to hold, but because the shaft has a bigger diameter the weight is further from the centerline which will probably negate the weight saving.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:40 pm 
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would a alloy tailshaft make your car go a bit harder, or is it only for high speeds

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:14 pm 
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would a alloy tailshaft make your car go a bit harder, or is it only for high speeds


Nope. Any saving on weight is negligable at best. The force required to spin the shaft wouldnt be measurable at all in any way and really is a waste of time as a performance upgrade.

 

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Steel tailshaft:
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B series have two piece tail shafts

 

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