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Old 07-18-2004, 17:43   #1 (permalink)
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Alloy Driveshafts?

Hi Guys, which series' of Falcons use an Aluminuim driveshaft? What size universals do they use? How long are they?
Thought this might be a cheap way to get an alloy driveshaft under my XY...

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Re: Alloy Driveshafts?

All E-Series Wagons and LWB used Alloy and all AU's not sure about any others though.

Not sure on universals or length though.
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5.0L e-series also had them
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Re: Alloy Driveshafts?

All the 5.0L E-series had them i think and they are weak as piss, not worth the money if your running some power (ive bent 2 and mine have been wraped in 4mm of carbon fibure) and i think the uni's are the same as the ones they use in the 6cly
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Re: Alloy Driveshafts?

Are the A series or B series any better? Want to strap one up behind what will become a fairly healthy Clevo (400+hp)
Oh yeah, who wrapped the shaft? what was the fiber orientations? cos that makes a *big* difference...

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Re: Alloy Driveshafts?

no idea on the fiber orientations, its stock in an EL GT shaft.

Are the A series or B series any better?
from what im told they are all the same but are 3 different lengths.

I know that the stock alloy shaft in my wifes EB XR8 is the same with uni's etc as the one in the EL GT less the carbon fiber.
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Re: Alloy Driveshafts?

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5.0L e-series also had them
I've got an EL 5L Fairmont and the tailshaft in that is definately not alloy, the healthy coat of rust tells me that.
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I've got an EL 5L Fairmont and the tailshaft in that is definately not alloy, the healthy coat of rust tells me that.
That seems a bit odd, I have had 2 xr8's and a 5.0l fairmont ghia and they all had alloy tailshafts.
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