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SundanceKid
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posted 02-06-2002 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How strong, how long do they last? How long would they last on a street car? Difflection of the gears a big problem? Or is this high power situations only?

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TomP
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posted 02-06-2002 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it'd last forever in a street car. i run one and gears lasted 150 runs before cracking the ring gear teeth, thats with a stick and high 1.3 to low 1.4 for 60ft times

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-06-2002 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah!
We use them and have zero complaints.
MM has had one since 1995 and not a peep of a problem.

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-06-2002 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, my first thought was, Aluminum? to replace a Nodular Iron piece? Then I started to think well if most everything else is aluminum...drivelines, trannies, blocks..why not the carrier? All the warnings I've read I assumed were for track cars. It's good to hear they hold up to your drag punishment...someday when I can afford all the neat stuff I ask questions about I'll get one!
Thanks for the info

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kid vishus
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posted 02-06-2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe some day when I can afford one too I will have one in my drag car. That and a carbon fibre driveshaft

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TomP
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posted 02-06-2002 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Stange aluminum carrier was the same price as their iron one. A stock nodular and machining for a steel cap and a stronger pinion support would easily add up to that.

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TomP
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posted 02-06-2002 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have carbon fiber... but a $40 aluminum driveshaft works

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MrWesson22
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posted 02-07-2002 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$40 aluminum driveshaft?? Sign me up!! How'd you manage that one?

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-07-2002 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you go about finding one of those 40$ aluminum drivelines?

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steve'66
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posted 02-07-2002 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TomP is the king of the wrecking yards guys!!

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-15-2002 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any perticular brands I should look at? What are you guys running? Inexpensive is good too.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aerostar's come with aluminum driveshafts and the short wheelbase ones fit many Mustangs. You can't beat the rear end parts from Strange Engineering.

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Alex Denysenko
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SundanceKid
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posted 02-17-2002 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, I just meant the carrier, but thanks for the tip on the driveshaft anyway! What about moser? They use through bolts for everything....worth the extra few bucks on a street car?

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-18-2002 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moser stuff is OK, but I still prefer Strange. I don't think that you need to worry about breaking your factory parts at this time Sundance.

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Alex Denysenko
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SundanceKid
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posted 02-18-2002 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL, I'm not too worried about breaking my parts. I'm going to aluminum for the weight, or the lack there of.
Figure if I'm gonna be spending the money might as well buy the best?

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posted 02-18-2002 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then buy the Strange parts.

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Alex Denysenko
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TomP
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posted 02-18-2002 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aluminum driveshafts come in lotsa newfangled cars (the few that are rear wheel drive still )

I got mine out of a Crown Vic cop car, it's 54" center to center i believe (i'm not about to crawl under to check right now)

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