T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Yes it's correct to mention that the steel tailshaft promotes that whip at high speed as it's purely due to the length of the tailshaft, especially more so in the wagons and utes.
With the release of the AU's Ford developed an alloy tailshaft that was suitable for high speed, hence the XR's have them and are not speed limited. However as many of us have noticed due to the lightness of the shaft theres a great deal of clunking, and driveline noises associated with the alloy shaft, though apparently theres a revised shaft that will cure these problems.
So i guess Ford designed the two-piece tailshaft to have the best of both worlds.
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