What Drive Shafts Are the Big Boys Running?

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What Drive Shafts Are the Big Boys Running?

Post by TurboedWestie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:21 pm

My engine is nearly done JMR hoping to have it on the Dyno this week so my drive shafts are about to experience a hefty increase in power what are you boys running in this department? My bus is IRS,d the box is running a super diff, heavy duty side plate, Berg solid mounts any advise greatly appreciated thanks.

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Post by Pucka » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:46 pm

what have you had done? or what is the spec of the engine?
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Post by TurboedWestie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:50 pm

its a 2165 with CB injection and Turbo Johny guessed it would be putting out 240 HP when we first planned the motor until it hits the Dyno though I don,t have exact figures. It,s a Full weight Westie so quiet a bit to get moving I,m pretty sure stock drive shaft,s + plus the weight + the power aint a match made in heaven, I don,t wanna be doing burnouts just wanna be able to use the power

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Post by bobley » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:13 am

944 Turbo driveshafts I think (well they're 944CVJs anyway!).


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Post by TurboedWestie » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:06 pm

Thanks Bob anymore sudjestions?

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Post by paul_f » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:53 pm

Sway away axles with 944 cvs

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Post by vwJim » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:23 pm

paul_f wrote:Sway away axles with 944 cvs
That's what Shawn's running isn't it?
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Post by shawn » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:52 am

Yep ! the axles can be had from vw speedshop for £150 (although a mate was holidaying in Cali and got them for £90 :wink: ) simple to machine down to the correct length.
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Post by TurboedWestie » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:02 am

Thank,s guys :D


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Post by richard morena » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:17 pm

thats looks awesome, your going to love the power, im just gowing to convert mine over to fuel injection, but using a custom set up .
can tell you know that even running carbs on my 2387 its scary .
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Post by TurboedWestie » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:32 pm

the braking department is sorted the spare pants from the e-mail recieved of Johny I think I got a couple of weeks to stock up :D Hopefully get it rolling to get some miles under my belt before VW Action and hopefully The Race Shack Dyno day 8)

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Post by tufty65 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:49 pm

[quote :wink: ="shawn"]Yep ! the axles can be had from vw speedshop for £150 (although a mate was holidaying in Cali and got them for £90 :wink: ) simple to machine down to the correct length.
Shawn.[/quote]
What irs set up are you using?
Did you cut them down because of the 944 cvs.
Ive got 68 bay axles, beetle inner cvs and box plus 68 van outer cvs.
Could I swop both the beetle and van cvs for 944s and just machine the sway away axles to the length of the exsisting ones.
The reason I ask is that I blew a inner cv to pieces on my last strip action and I guess 944 ones will be stronger?
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Post by shawn » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:13 am

Simon I didn't get a prompt informing me of a reply to this!!
I have a full creative irs.
Basically I had to cut the shafts down because of the inner cv's bigger bay/944 ones. As far as I can see the output flanges you have to use to suit the bigger cv's are longer requiring the shafts to be shorter. It's relatively easy to measure though with it all bolted up and the van on it's wheels.
One thing, aren't 944 the same as bay ones?? im sure they are, diameter at least maybe the 944 ones are thicker but the swayaways come with loads of extra length in the splines for you to chop away!!

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Oh and from the other thread I didnt get a prompt from, the engine is a day or so away !!
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Post by vwJim » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:23 am

Your gearbox is finished too....
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Post by shawn » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:53 am

vwjim wrote:Your gearbox is finished too....
I know, got to call him today :wink:
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