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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:55 pm 
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ive read threads on here about falcons being tested at high speeds have snapped tailshafts. is this just commonly a falcon thing or does this happen to alot of cars?
reason im asking is ive got a mate who likes to flog his vs home early in the morning after work he rekons he's got to 190.
ive told him he's a d***head and warned him about this happening, he turned around and said its probs just another s**t ford problem(typical holden driver)...
he is a d***head lol but i dont wanna see him dead coz his car shat its self at such high speeds on a public road

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:45 pm 
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His tailshaft might not snap but he probably will end up wrapped around a tree if he hits anything at that speed.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:00 pm 
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If his car isn't speed limited, then I'd say it'll probably be alright.
AFAIK the Falcons (non XR's) are speed limited to prevent the tailshaft failing.
The Tickford models got a different shaft- alloy not steel I think.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:07 pm 
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i think commodores have the two piece tailshaft to solve this problem ???

i f**k hate driving in commodores at low speeds when they hit the accelerator and you hear that lash from the tail shaft

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:08 pm 
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fnp wrote:
...he probably will end up wrapped around a tree if he hits anything at that speed.


Might stop him from killing others on the road....
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