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Old 09-26-2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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2004 Volvo S60R
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Originally Posted by Nicklz View Post
Interesting read and product

SO is there a way to measure the case deflection? If so test your prototype, if it works, they will sell pretty well I think.

just a suggestion, when you do decide to measure case deflection, do it on several cars that vary in whp, to get an idea of when/if it actually becomes benefitual.

I have a test fixture in mind. I could mount the trans to the fixture and find a way to bind the axle stubs and rear output shaft to the fixture so they cannot spin. I have a 4 ft. long torque wrench at work (yes 4 feet) that can be set to like 650 ft./lbs, so I can set torque and measure dimensional changes as I apply various levels of torque to the input shaft. One set of measurements with the reinforcement and one without. It's a BIG torque wrench though, I'm honestly a little worried that I will accidentally break my spare transmission with it

So... Next question: Is anybody willing to donate an already broken transmission?
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