Tegiwa Driveshafts


ek9_jamie

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Hi all.

Has anyone used the Tegiwa driveshafts on their EK9? Looking at doing a suspension refresh and obviously the Honda parts are out of production now. TIA
 


Pete180

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Never used tegiwa but had no issues so far with j&r shafts or keep the oem shaft and just replace the joints to rebuild it is what I did
 


danbo2002

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Never used tegiwa but had no issues so far with j&r shafts or keep the oem shaft and just replace the joints to rebuild it is what I did
Pete how long have you had the j&r ones on?
I’m thinking of doing them on my del sol and came across the j&r... almost dismissed them as junk as they are so cheap. Be good to hear your opinion on them?
 


Pete180

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Pete how long have you had the j&r ones on?
I’m thinking of doing them on my del sol and came across the j&r... almost dismissed them as junk as they are so cheap. Be good to hear your opinion on them?
Mine are oem shafts with j&r joints, they've been on for about nearly 2yrs now? no issues with them so far :) My folks MB6 is running j&r driveshafts for about 1yr now, I kept the oem as spare and couldn't be bothered with rebuilding so thought I'd try the whole driveshaft. Only thing so far is 1 CV boot that tore, other than that no issues.
 


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Never used tegiwa but had no issues so far with j&r shafts or keep the oem shaft and just replace the joints to rebuild it is what I did
How much hassle is it to rebuild them? I think Honda have discontinued the driveshafts but you can still get the CV joints, right?
 


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How much hassle is it to rebuild them? I think Honda have discontinued the driveshafts but you can still get the CV joints, right?
With the right tools and space it's not hard to do, a vice would help a lot!! lol the only difficult bit is getting the joint on and off because of the lock ring inside. Oh and the messy CV grease. With the right angle and technique you can get it off easily enough after watching some tutorials. If you're handy working on cars then it shouldn't be too hard for you at all. It is a lot easier just having the whole driveshaft changed, but I wanted to keep the oem shaft itself as people say they're strong and capable of high power.
 


danbo2002

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Mine are oem shafts with j&r joints, they've been on for about nearly 2yrs now? no issues with them so far :) My folks MB6 is running j&r driveshafts for about 1yr now, I kept the oem as spare and couldn't be bothered with rebuilding so thought I'd try the whole driveshaft. Only thing so far is 1 CV boot that tore, other than that no issues.
Thanks for the update man, if they are good enough for your folks b18c4 they’ll be good enough for my b16a2.
was it one of your folks full shafts or one of your cv joints that split the boot?
 


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Thanks for the update man, if they are good enough for your folks b18c4 they’ll be good enough for my b16a2.
was it one of your folks full shafts or one of your cv joints that split the boot?
No worries! It was 1 of the full shafts that had the split boot, though I'm really not sure why tbh as they've been fine on mine. Maybe just bad luck? and something hit it maybe. No idea but yeah that's the only issue so far, a split cv boot.
 


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J&R shafts here as well, they lasted around two years of track abuse - combination of racing slicks and racked up plated diff is particularly hard on shafts. There's a fair bit of play in them now so I'll be ordering a replacement pair but for the money I really can't grumble. On a road car I'd expect them to last a lot longer.
 


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I had looked at the Tegiwa shafts as it looked like there was some consideration of balance/vibration as they have those rubber doughnuts installed like a lot of OEM Honda shafts but haven't tried them.

I haven't been having a great time with driveshafts on my racecar, The J&R CV boots seem to be made of chocolate these days, I have went through a couple this year and my friends a couple, Unsure if they have changed material/supplier. I have since replaced the outer boots with OEM Honda and millers racing grease, these have been fine, although a boot kit is almost the price of a full J&R shaft but I can't afford to take the risk on a race day really and the J&R's are just my spares as I use rebuilt OEM shafts. I am sure the J&R will be fine on a road car as they are.
 



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