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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #51
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A few months ago, I stumbled across a new type of CV joint, and I immediately thought it would be great for axles and driveshafts, if it could be made suitable for the high RPMs.
So I guess this is the place to ask: have you guys at DSS looked into using a Thompson coupling in place of the Rzeppa and/or tripod joints? The main obstacle I can see is the strength of the inner bearings, yokes, and scissor links.
The CV joint wikipedia article has a nice cutaway of the joint.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #52
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The issue with this design is that it can only turn to 15 Degrees, you would not be able to turn the car with this set up. its a very interesting design and has its advantages but i don't feel an Axle would be the place.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #53
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This is a great product!!! As more and more people find out, look for your business to be hopping even more especially for people with stock cars that just wanted a better axle all the way around along with better quality boots.

Do you think you will be able to make some axles for the older imprezas like the 1996 - 2001 and from 2002 - and above?

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #54
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Or for the Subaru SVX!
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #55
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Wait so are you guys currently selling axles? I need a set for my 02 wrx.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #56
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #57
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Did ya'll ever make any headway on Level 0 axles like I mentioned in post #7 here? Also http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import...-a-racing-axle says that they only work in 02/03 but this is an 04-07 page so something isn't right with the wording.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #58
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Did ya'll ever make any headway on Level 0 axles like I mentioned in post #7 here? Also http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import...-a-racing-axle says that they only work in 02/03 but this is an 04-07 page so something isn't right with the wording.
If I were to guess they are using 02-03 and 04-07 as vocabulary for referring to stub ins or stub outs...

02-04 WRX should have a female-ended axle, 05-07 WRX should have a male-ended axle.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #59
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Did ya'll ever make any headway on Level 0 axles like I mentioned in post #7 here? Also http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import...-a-racing-axle says that they only work in 02/03 but this is an 04-07 page so something isn't right with the wording.
To add to this, there's also a pretty big market for R180 conversion axles -- R180-style inners and R160-style outers. I realize DSS already makes a solution for this but it's $1000...I'm currently putting an R180 in my WRX so I am pursuing an axle solution. Suberdave's conversion races @ $175 are hard to pass on compared to $1k for these; a more basic solution in the $400-$600 range would be fantastic!!

Cheers and thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing so much info!

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #60
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Did ya'll ever make any headway on Level 0 axles like I mentioned in post #7 here? Also http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import...-a-racing-axle says that they only work in 02/03 but this is an 04-07 page so something isn't right with the wording.
This is where I got confused as well. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:16 AM   #61
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yes we did (level 0 Front acles for the later cars), ill review the info i have later and let you know. as for the R160 to R180 swap axles we cant really make them any less expensive, the WRX outer is very small and being Dave is making the races you have and alternative if you wan to use Factory parts for a great price.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #62
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now on my list of things I wish for!
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #63
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just checking to see how you guys that bought the carbon shafts like them.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #64
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Still love mine. have multiple 1.5x 60' times on it so far.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #65
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Do you not make any axles for the 2008-2012 WRX? (not STI)

I see parts for STI rear axles (but no fronts)
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #66
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Unfortunately I installed this part with a lightweight flywheel, new motor, tons of upgrades etc. So I can't really speak to an A - B comparison. What I can say is excellent fit and finish. Bolted right up no issues and reinstalled the factory rear diff/shaft protection cover no issues. No weird vibrations at any speeds etc. Very pleased with this part. A true high quality bolt on part here.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:46 AM   #67
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I recently bought a new set of DSS R180/WRX conversion rear axles for my 04 WRX Wagon. Overall I am very impressed -- great work guys! Need to keep stashing cash and get the CF Driveshaft and Level 5 front axles

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #68
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:47 PM   #69
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Bookmarked
Thank you for very informative thread.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #70
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Thanks, if you have any other questions on axles or shafts don't hesitate to ask. just send a PM. were here to help
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #71
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Are these wagon fitment or sedan?

http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import...-a-racing-axle

Wagon owners are really screwed. The only aftermarket axle that anyone vouches for with good experience is EMPI (or raxles) but they are only sedan fitment!

I need a reliable axle alternative to OEM's $400/each replacement

I have only stage 1 power so I don't need the 900 HP stuff.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #72
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what year car did you need it for.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #74
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its been some time since i have looked at this but i was thinking the 04 and up wagons had the same front axles. if not le me know whats different we should be able to make them from parts in stock.
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