In my opinion, it is also a more durable arrangement. Trying to put
that much torque through those tiny straps, which are flexing (fully
reversed cycles) with every rotation of the driveshaft sounds like a
recipe for failure to me.
Joe Curry spake:
> nikolai jaremka wrote:
> > > However, with that said, if you can find a shaft with a slider
> > > joint on
> > > one end, that is a much better way to go than the strap type.
> > >
> > why?
> Because in order to take it off and put it back on again, all you have
> to do is remove the flange, not both the flange bolts and the bolts that
> hold the straps on. As you probably already know, the strap type
> collapses somewhat when the straps are removed, enabling the flange to
> come away from its mating surface on the differential. The sliding
> joint does this without having to remove anything but the flange bolts
> (4 rather than 8)