Drive shaft removal - struggling

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Pull out the other side and tap the problem one through with a drift
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Thank you Ian,

Im a newbie to this stuff - hence wasn't sure if this approach would work with a Quaife ATB Diff?

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Chris

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forgive my ignorance (stupidity), would it be easier to work on if you lowered the diff with the shafts and examined on a bench etc?

Again sorry if dumb question, I'm watching and wondering for when I tackle my Titan in a couple of weeks.

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Tricky to get out with both shafts Mark but easy once one is out as said earlier, and it's likely that's the easiest way. 

I understood that one was out but obviously not. I would remove the one that's moving then take out the diff with the other shaft and get the shaft out on the bench. 

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Not at all Mark - I'm a great believer in there being no such thing as a stupid question on here. Ive certainly asked a few :D

My intention is now to leave the Diff in-situ, as based on it being a Quaife a rebuild is not applicable. 

So I'm saving myself the work and a few quid on not having to replace the prop shaft bolts. 

As a side note, Ive bee advised that the single wheel "spinning up" I experienced on a recent track day is deemed expected from a Quaife ATB Diff with a soft Anti Roll Bar setting - hence I'll be putting the ARB on a "higher" hole next time out. 

Chris 

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Yes, the spinning up if a wheel lifts is what you'd expect but you should avoid that, it's not good for the Quaife. Keep off the kerbs! 

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I'll try my best Whistle

Albeit, the spinning up was mainly coming out of hair pin turns (Bedford Autodrome) and from talking to Phil at R&R he put it down to my ARB setting being too soft, hence will stiffen it up and so how I go (probably spinning lots Spin

Chris 

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The problem is the Quaife can only offer marginaly more performance than an open diff, 

 

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Hi Neil,
I'll take the glass half full approach, hence will gladly take "more performance than an open Diff". 

Which leads me to asking what would the best Diff be, is it the ZF version?

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The Tracsport has improved on the proven and reliable ZF.

https://www.tracsport.com/lsds