If you had it chucked up in the lathe, Why didn't you just use a cut off tool to shorten the axle at the 930 end and just re cut a new clip groove?So... after doing a little geometry work and measuring I was able to find the maximum length the axle can be, which it wasn't too far off. Cut most of the axle off to the very edge where the axle clip goes for the Porsche side leaving a very fine amount to hold the clip on, and spun the axle on a lathe and took a slight bit of the shoulder off the axle for the Chevy side. Looks like it will work now.
The splines would have to be lengthened in order to do that......If you had it chucked up in the lathe, Why didn't you just use a cut off tool to shorten the axle at the 930 end and just re cut a new clip groove?
If you had it chucked up in the lathe, Why didn't you just use a cut off tool to shorten the axle at the 930 end and just re cut a new clip groove?
My initial hope for a solution to this issue was exactly that. Unfortunately, the axles that FFR use are not designed to be very "adjustable". They have a shoulder on the 930 end and very minimal amounts of splined area.The splines would have to be lengthened in order to do that......
Not answering for jawerner, but that seems like the most likely reason.
I will say now the design sucked and more I'm a little angry about it, but don't want to go into all the details. Especially since nobody at FF cares that I had a lot of lost time. Tearing the car back apart and much more... Then having to buy more parts to get it back together which I'm still waiting on. Let's just say there was a lot of contact to FF about this and now that a probable solution is found I don't here anything from them. To make it short I explained how it could become a serious problem, and further explained how disappointing it was. Explained I didn't feel these extra costs should be on me since it was supposed to be a for sure working setup. Never thought I would need to check the axles before fully assembling the car. Well now I'm completely ignored. Even now I don't know how comfortable I feel about these.. The weird thing is Jim at Factory Five did put their gray SEMA GTM on a lift and sent me pictures of theirs working okay with the Mendeola as well. I don't know what the differences are, and still not 100% sure of the cause. I just know being an owner of 3 businesses I would be getting some super nasty phone calls, people coming to me in person, various letters, and probably a letter from the BBB if I performed in a similar fashion.
Yes Shane answered it. I couldn't shorten the axle a certain way for the reason of not being able to nicely cut splines for the CV. Also, Crash has the right setup. These axles made from who knows where don't leave much options if problems like mine come about. But hey you already paid for them with the kit, hate to throw them out. I'll just say the axles sent don't seem like the best option out there.
Keith1 I will have to pull the measurements back up, but mine was more than 9.25. Believe that was the width of my housing before the axles shafts of the transaxle. Can you check your messages and call me sometime? Seems like we are building about the same setup and at the same point.
Oh NO!Stage1 Transaxle
If you have this attached flange, it is possible your axles are touching in travel of suspension.
We have not seen any drive stub failure or bearing failure.
There are 73 unit in the field with this style of flange with a width of 10.750".