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Companion flange 27 spline idea

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It's not the ordering, it's the waiting.  There's a basic business problem here.  If all of the parts come from the same supplier but people aren't ordering because there's essentially a group buy requirement, then keeping the customers separated kills the demand.  Makes no sense.  One guy orders from Joe and he says "you'll have to wait until someone else orders a pair", another guy orders from Whitehead and he says the same thing.  Both guys cancel or don't order yet the numbers are there.  How is that going to work?  Especially today, when we're all trained to expect our stuff tomorrow, soon delivered by drone, to our doorstep.

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You're talking to Joe right?  The topic was cruising until he came in with comments about short runs, and other people commented "stop thinking and just buy the parts from Joe".  We're just trying to figure out how to get what we want without waiting for a group buy. 

 

These types of threads are where the ideas for the products Joe is now making came from.  The free market is about competition.  My comments should be helpful to Joe, and Whitehead, if they take the time to think about them.  New ways to get there will be devised if the other paths are too time-consuming or expensive.  Pretty simple concept.

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The topic was cruising until he came in with comments about short runs, and other people commented "stop thinking and just buy the parts from Joe".  We're just trying to figure out how to get what we want without waiting for a group buy. 

 

To be fair, Joe chimed in to agree with and illustrate your point regarding the low likelihood of getting a manufacturer to "just change his program" for a few parts to get the part you want.  He didn't have any control over others chiming in after that.

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Speaking of which, any update if a smaller nut or something can be used for the Toyota flange?

 

I got the new flange in the other day and started doing some math with it. The problem isn't the nut sticking out, but the end of the stub axle. If you want it to be flush with the companion flange face, then you can only take off about 2.5mm from the splined side. This leaves only 16.5mm of spline engagement vs the 24mm that the stock flange has. 

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What if you had a spacer on the face of the flange?

 

https://www.appletreeauto.com/CV-GREASE-RING-930-CV-AC525140-930/

 

AC525140-930.jpg

 

That's 20 dollars, and has the added benefit of being able to grease the CV joint without disassembly.

 

That would bring you back up to 19mm of spline engagement. 

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What if you had a spacer on the face of the flange?

 

https://www.appletreeauto.com/CV-GREASE-RING-930-CV-AC525140-930/

 

AC525140-930.jpg

 

That's 20 dollars, and has the added benefit of being able to grease the CV joint without disassembly.

 

That would bring you back up to 19mm of spline engagement. 

 

That's about the only thing that I'm coming up with as well. It's just a bit annoying that there isn't a way to make it work without a spacer. 

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