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Old 06-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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To the guys running stronger axles

Are you noticing more play in the rear now on your manual? The drivetrain seems loose now for me and theres some clunking going on, especially with pushing the clutch in or out. I can feel the slack on them if i grab the axle with one hand and twist it back and forth. Just wanted to hear some feedback before i send them off to get looked at. Its been driving me crazy, to the point i put the stockers back in. Just wanted to know if you guys felt a difference also in the drivetrain after installing
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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Didnt notice anything at all
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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Do you still have stock differential?
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #4
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Hey DietCoke, do you have a Auto or stick? I was told that the m6 will feel more slack then the auto does. I noticed it right away. I think I might just have to send these out now to be rebuilt. I bought them second hand from the forum and was told they only had 200 miles on them. Stock Diff for me also
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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Hmmm, which axles are they? I have some GForce1320's in mine (A6) and no play/slack...
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they are the Gforce1320's. Gforce said i can send them off and they will replace them for me. They have been great answering my questions. I just wanted to see what others thought before shipping out parts that heavy.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #8
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Do you have stock diff bushings? Mine started that after putting ing the harder bushings and taking out the slack from the stock rubber ones.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #9
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they are the Gforce1320's. Gforce said i can send them off and they will replace them for me. They have been great answering my questions. I just wanted to see what others thought before shipping out parts that heavy.
When you say you can feel slack in them. Are you able to see that the slack is contained with the axle and you are not feeling anything from the diff?

Say you were to set the PB, hold the inner axle stub (or have someone else hold the DS) and grab the center section of the axle and twist. Does the center axle section actually rotate?
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #10
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Stock diff bushings are in. I put in the axles and noticed the extra play in the drivetrain when driving, so I put the stockers back in and it went away. I can hold 1 end of the axle and turn the shaft with the other hand back and forth with the axle off the car and feel about a 1/4inch of movement happening from the joint. I tried the same thing with the stockers and they shift maybe a 1/16 at the most. At first I thought it was just one side, but now that both is off im noticing it in both gforce axles. One side a little more then the other
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It makes you feel like you cant drive a stick with the play in there. Its not possible to shift smooth without a clunk especially when babying the clutch at low speeds
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:39 PM   #12
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Def sounds like the axles are defective or got hammered hard from the previous owner (competition mode launches repeatedly)...
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #13
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I have a stick. There is zero play in my axles (DSS/Hendrix), I don't really know what you're experiencing.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #14
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Is it really necessary to change axles and driveshaft? I'm SC'd too and beat on my vehicle pretty hard sometimes (6+k RPM), no busted DS or axles.
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You Should also make sure they aren't leaking at housing as the prongs are very easy to damage in installation if not put in straight. You also need to make sure the axles are pressed in fully to lock the c clips in the diff. Lastly you have to make sure your alignment is correct or it will feel like the backend is skating all over the place.
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I meant to say the orings aren't leaking not prongs. Damn auto spell check
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It makes you feel like you cant drive a stick with the play in there. Its not possible to shift smooth without a clunk especially when babying the clutch at low speeds
You think you have problems? I can't get the 1/2" play (wobble) out of my Hurst short throw shifter. I hate it. I feel like I can't drive everytime I miss 3rd. gear because the shifter is 1/2" inch of the centre line in the shift box. What's up with that eh? LOL
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Is it really necessary to change axles and driveshaft? I'm SC'd too and beat on my vehicle pretty hard sometimes (6+k RPM), no busted DS or axles.
It is just a matter of time/miles.... and you mean to tell me you can't feel the center hanger banging around when you gas it? Must be nice....
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:48 PM   #19
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You Should also make sure they aren't leaking at housing as the prongs are very easy to damage in installation if not put in straight. You also need to make sure the axles are pressed in fully to lock the c clips in the diff. Lastly you have to make sure your alignment is correct or it will feel like the backend is skating all over the place.
No leaks and alignment is dialed in. I didnt effect the alignment when I put the shafts in. Car drives great besides the annoying clunk and loose drivetrain slop. Sounds to me like im the only person with this prob, so i will be sending these off to be replaced. The stockers fixed the problem, this will just delay some track time while I send them off.

Calbert, run some slicks on there and let me know how that works out for ya on a sticky track with some hard launches. You can run all day on street tires, but when your tires start to stick something has to give.
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Is it really necessary to change axles and driveshaft? I'm SC'd too and beat on my vehicle pretty hard sometimes (6+k RPM), no busted DS or axles.
I did axles because of all the horror stories I've heard, but I drag the car. Go and figure I destroyed my posi in the rearend, but the gears are fine.

Time for a 9 inch
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Could be that you have a bad cv joint, send em in if you want and we will replace them.

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great vendor, chris..way to respond to someones problem..
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You think you have problems? I can't get the 1/2" play (wobble) out of my Hurst short throw shifter. I hate it. I feel like I can't drive everytime I miss 3rd. gear because the shifter is 1/2" inch of the centre line in the shift box. What's up with that eh? LOL
i had the same with the hurst, got rid of it and installed the barton shifter and no more problems......the Barton is way better than the Hurst
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You think you have problems? I can't get the 1/2" play (wobble) out of my Hurst short throw shifter. I hate it. I feel like I can't drive everytime I miss 3rd. gear because the shifter is 1/2" inch of the centre line in the shift box. What's up with that eh? LOL
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i had the same with the hurst, got rid of it and installed the barton shifter and no more problems......the Barton is way better than the Hurst
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I've got no problems...if anything my drivetrain feels more solid and smooth going throught he gears...I have aftermarket some pretty stiff aftermarket diff bushings though.
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