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Old 09-20-2010, 05:07 AM
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Perhaps this might be the solution to the u joint problem.





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Old 05-27-2011, 02:32 PM
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FYI

Too many calls on this.

* FastLane does NOT sell this unit or anything like it.

* NO, kits like these are not recommended for an average daily driver.

* Yes, this one does work as advertised.

* Yes, it is an EXTREME high performance kit.

* Yes, there are several similar kits on the Internet, and I have no opinion on good/bad quality = buyer beware.

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:08 PM
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That is a cool setup for drag racing.I was thinking driveshaft safety hoop.
I drag maybe 3 times a year,3 races each.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:22 AM
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I guess this leaves just enough of a gap for the disc to still flex, but probably not enough for driving on rough surfaces?
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:43 AM
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http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1120/flexdiscrev2.jpg
over at 190rev
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:01 AM
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Dearlove, did someone actually make that? I contacted prothane about a month ago hoping to find one of theirs that might work but no luck.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:13 AM
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yep, you can buy a set (2 flex discs) for $218 USD, but i think he's getting a batch made of a heap of his stuff now, so you may be able to get your name on the list if you act quick enough.

his email is stupid_fast@hotmail.com
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:57 PM
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I don't understand the need for flex disk.The rear end is bolted down.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:55 PM
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The body flexes and the engine moves.

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I could almost guarantee I can beat $218 a set, made from aluminum. But how much interest actually exists for these?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:01 PM
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I could almost guarantee I can beat $218 a set, made from aluminum. But how much interest actually exists for these?
I seriously doubt aluminum will work for the transmission output on most MB.

* Space limits.
* Structural strength.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:09 PM
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It works for GTO's and Chargers, Camaros, etc. And the disc would actually be smaller.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:23 PM
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I seriously doubt aluminum will work for the transmission output on most MB.

* Space limits.
* Structural strength.
Na, AL alloys now a days are stronger than you think. Stronger than rubber at least... 5051 would be a good alloy for a flex disc replacement with poly inserts. If it's good enough for gear teeth, it's good enough for a driveshaft.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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they're called flex disc's... for a reason
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:17 AM
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they're called flex disc's... for a reason
Uh, yeah,,, duh. I think we are discussing off-road use here. OE stock is best left for daily driver stuff, hands down. Now, if your running a 450hp SCCA track car. you need something better.
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