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Old 04-21-2009, 12:07 AM   #124 (permalink)
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The other problem that makes it even harder is that whatever solution needs good bearings and seals to keep the oil or grease in. I am trying to make the car long term reliable without a huge amount of maintenance to keep it going.

So far my only working solution is to split the axle in half like I posted and move the motor over a few inches to give me enough room for 2 axles with a chassis mounted set of bearings.

Maybe this picture will make what I was talking about make sense

With just a few more inches of room that would work and solve all the stress and movement problems and just add the problem of future cv joint replacement headaches. The only problem I see with that setup is to make the 2 new joints that connect in the center come apart easily somehow so I can replace the sprocket when it wears out.
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