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Steve? 1 solid shaft for doubler?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by ryanNC, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. ryanNC

    ryanNC 1/2 ton status

    Dec 7, 2000
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    North Carolina, Valdese
    I was reading in the 205 tech about all the splined connections that contribute with driveline slack and can be weaknesses in the driveline. I know it would make the install harder but is there anyway to make a 1 piece shaft that would go all the way from the front of the 203 range box to the end yoke of the 205? That way you can get rid of another splined connection and go ahead and put the 32 splines for the big yoke on the end. This would also eleminate the search for the rarer TH400/205 because it wouldn't matter. Just make one shaft to fit the bigger bearing and one for the smaller one. Sorry so long but this stuff has been on my mind for awhile and have to download it somewhere!!

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by ryanNC on 08/06/01 08:14 PM.</FONT></P>
  2. NoRulz

    NoRulz 1/2 ton status

    Feb 6, 2001
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    Mesa, AZ
    no, 1 solid shaft wouldn't allow for you to shift into low range... you need the seperate shafts to allow power to flow through the reduction gears

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    I don't think you could actually install that beast due to the necessary arrangement of the gears on the shaft compared to the holes in the case. And like norulz says, you have to split the shaft in the 205 to get low and high range.
    You would also run into the same small shaft problem in the front of the 205 since the small bearing version can only take a relatively small dia. shaft. It's not a huge problem, but why build it with something that can break when you can just as easily build it with something that most likely CAN'T break. Unbreakable in the t-case is a good thing, weak links belong downstream of that piece!

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