i read in a book at tafe that it was possible for most axles (or at least, some on race cars) to actually twist through 520 degrees (one and a half turns) before it became a problem, the book suggested that some teams/diff builders mark a straight white line along the axle when they build the diff, and replace it once it looks like a corkscrew!
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I've never twisted an axle before, not that I have gone looking for one. Just thought it would be of interest to people on the forum, particularly as I have not heard of diff issues with these cars even though some people are putting out some serious rwkw.
It also has me a little worried as I am planning on doubling the rwkw output and if I have problems with these axles now, then I might be in real trouble latter on.
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About a year ago, my mate was dropping a nice brunout with his XT when an axle broke. We removed both axels. One was completely demolished, the other had a huge twist in it.
The reason for all this, 25sp axle, 11.5" of rubber on the road with a minispool.. Wayy too much traction for that size axle.
Also, when we first got my EA (about 10 years ago), our mechanic replaced an apparently twisted axel in the diff.. and that was in a fully stock EA.. with a 2.77 diff, and 15"wheels.
Figure that one out!!!
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Big Mick i had just finished watching the Monty Python black knight sketch - you know the one with the two knights fighting and one gets his arm chopped off and he says "a flesh wound!"
ah well...i thought i was funny...
Hahaha.....Well my thoughts exactly. It is a flesh wound as i have seen them worse (actually breaking).
Tho, when you have lots of torque in a quick time, you are going to get somesort of bend..But hey, burnouts don't help, lol.
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