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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:21 pm 
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hi, am i right to think my ed fairmont has an aluminium tailshaft?

I went to bursons today, bought two universal joints.... $40 ... hmm he asked if it has a aluminium tailshaft.. i was like I guess so....

well, before it's too late today, can someone respond and tell me if it's aluminium or not? fanks
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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:20 pm 
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nope 99% sure you dont have one, unless it has been changed

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:12 am 
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ok thnks, well the weird thing is.. i went back and they showed me their chart.... it says EA to EB are steel, ED to AU are aluminium.

difference between the two uni joints are: aluminium one is thinner build than the steel one...

i just hope the uni joint that suppose to fit aluminium will fit mine :|

thanks
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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:02 pm 
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my 91 eb1 is alloy from factory but i replaced it with a steel ea2 shaft (so i could get a free LSD)
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Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:41 am 
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The UJ's from EB to BF are all the same with the exception of the BA-BF wagons (over size snap rings) All BF have double shot peened journals. Some alloy had stronger bearings but only on a very small build quantity. So basically they are all the same dimensions. The E series had steel driveshafts except for the XR's and V8's which are alloy.
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Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:54 am 
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MAYBE A SILLY QUESTION BUT WHAT SHAFTS ARE BETTER
STEEL OR ALLOY

I HAVE ONLY HERD OF ALLOY BREAKING AND OLD SCHOOL CLEVO'S WITH 400-500HP STILL RUN STEEL SHAFTS

JUST ASKING AS I SWAPPED MY ALLOY FOR STEEL TO GET A FREE LSD
SHOULD I SWAP BACK WHEN I DO MY NEXT DIFF??
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Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:20 pm 
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Unless you have a fully sick drag car with heaps of torque stick with alloy. Im not going into the reason why they are better than steel at higher speeds like Hwy travel. If it was cost factor Ford would be using steel shafts in the utes and wagons (BA-BF models) as alloy is more expensive. I had steel in my fairmont ghia but now alloy and its alot quieter on the Hwy.
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