Splines are sized by the major, or OUTSIDE, diameter of the splined area of the "male" part and the spline count.saigonsmuggler - 5/5/2005 1:04 AM
...If an axles has 35 mm diameter, but 30 splines...how does that compare to our axle?? (Given equal materials, etc.) Or it doesn't really mean anything.....
Custom?I need 6" shorter rear CV-half-shafts for a RWD 2009 ML350 (sorry I'm told I can't say why yet)
Are there any vehicles that would have the same spline count and major diameter of the outer (hub) CV, yet have a much shorter axle?
That place (RCV) is the least reliable workshop in the US.
In addition to spline count and material, you also have to look at whether the splines are pressed or cut (pressed being preferred).So, all other things being equal (and they are FAR from that), If two identical shafts differed only in spline count, the one with more splines would handle more torque due to it's larger minor diameter in the spline area - providing that the minor spline diameter was the smallest diameter on the shaft and there wasn't some other area that was smaller proving the limiting factor.