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Old 08-13-2011, 10:12 PM   #16
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I love the idea of making things better but, in all honestly after changing my gas tank and goin through the whole system this is the last thing I would try and redesign,....

Have you..

Reinforced the frame?
Installed them DTM replica suspension arms?
Upped engine power
Run slick tires?
Remapped the engine with electronic ignition?

Too many other places Žo spend money

Sorry bro
Funny thing about this thread is I made it to gauge interest and not get everybody opinions on why not to do it.

You have obviously not seen my restoration thread where I have restore my E30 from ground up. Now a lot of you think I have not done my research on this possibility before but I have.... don't tell me what I should be doing or spending my money on.

After all the work I have done and the experience I have acquired I am by no way some newbie who doesn't know what his doing.... I really dont have the time to waste like this justifying sh*t...

Mods please delete this thread asap.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:25 PM   #17
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Denny I think you've misinterpreted the posts.

I guess those who would be interested also want to know the design features of the driveshaft before committing. Obviously you have thought a lot about it and maybe some want to know whats in your mind before pulling the trigger.

I for one am interested, but I need to know some more specifics as I outlined in the earlier post. Fabbing up the DS is one thing, but do I get rid of my output shaft adapter? Rubber guibo etc...

I wouldn't be overly defensive about this, obviously some have questions (me included) and are curious about this.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:57 PM   #18
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For a guy who knows what he's doing restoring an e30 from the ground up, you should at least have an idea of how the e30 driveline works, and why it's built the way it it... which means you should probably point out the pro's of having a one piece shaft from a technical standpoint. Nobody is interested because you never made an argument for it or really made any effort at all. You want to help out your buddy by getting him to make a bunch of pieces for us, but you won't take the time to say, "hey, this is better, and here's why you should do it too"...

Give me a break.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #19
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i believe the design was to have a corvette front u-joint, no more guibo and the shaft would slide into the tranny. I think you would still need a rear u-joint, but if both of these are servicable then that might be an advantage.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #20
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Can I have an approx cost? I'd like to budget some things in this winter, this may make the list.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:56 AM   #21
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If we do a one piece design what is going to take up the slack? I see the rubber guibo pulling apart, defeating completely the reliability especially if you're putting more torque to it.

How has this been addressed?
Double U-Joint a.k.a. CV joint

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I love the idea of making things better but, in all honestly after changing my gas tank and goin through the whole system this is the last thing I would try and redesign,....

Have you..

Reinforced the frame?
Installed them DTM replica suspension arms?
Upped engine power
Run slick tires?
Remapped the engine with electronic ignition?
Too many other places Žo spend money

Sorry bro
If you'd seen his other threads you'd know that he's building a boosted M20. Even though there are E30's out there that are pumping high hp through the stock drivetrain. The stock driveshaft is unservicable, so instead of replacing it with the same thing, why not replace it with something you can service yourself?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #22
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I think the price was around 450-500$ but Denny would know best, hes the one with the contact.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #23
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For a guy who knows what he's doing restoring an e30 from the ground up, you should at least have an idea of how the e30 driveline works, and why it's built the way it it... which means you should probably point out the pro's of having a one piece shaft from a technical standpoint. Nobody is interested because you never made an argument for it or really made any effort at all. You want to help out your buddy by getting him to make a bunch of pieces for us, but you won't take the time to say, "hey, this is better, and here's why you should do it too"...

Give me a break.
Why make an argument if you guys aren't interested. There is no "buddy" for making this driveshaft. It's just a guy who has done some amazing work for his restoration and he believes in his work and was wondering if anyone else would like to share in the 1-piece driveshaft. If you don't want it. DON'T POST! simple as that. Your comment makes maXbimmer look incompetent sometimes because it's either you like the idea or you dose it in flames.

Denny. I wouldn't bother with some people, you know what works and doesn't and this idea would be amazing. If you needed any work done under neath, it's a simple easy job to drop the 1 driveshaft instead of fouling around with a 2 piece driveshaft.
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