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aluminum driveshaft

This is a discussion on aluminum driveshaft within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; i know this should probably be in the drivetrain section, but the reason i am posting it here is because ...

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    aluminum driveshaft

    i know this should probably be in the drivetrain section, but the reason i am posting it here is because i want to know what kind of 60' foot times the aluminum dr can handle with 3.73 and a fuddle 2800 stall. my 60' is a 1.74 dead hook with the nitto 245/50-16. car weight is 3420 with me.

    what is you 60' with an aluminum drive shaft and how is it holding it?

    i'm not going to go any bigger on the stall or gears, maybe a set of afr heads in ther future.

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    13.54 @ 104 2.049 60' stock 2.73

    12.94 @ 109 2.002 60' full exhaust, lid, tune, nitto 555r 2.73

    11.899 @ 114.44 1.686 60' full exhaust, lid, tune, nitto 245/50-16 555r 3.73 moser 12-bolt 2800 fuddle, ls6 intake manifold, slp under drive pully,fiberglass hood, bmr k-member

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    I've seen people break and twist the stock aluminum ones before, but thats the m6 cars.

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    arent they all aluminum, ive got an auto and mines aluminum. my friend has a carbon fiber driveshaft, i figured that would break but hasnt yet and he runs low 12s with drag radials

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    I've seen people break and twist the stock aluminum ones before, but thats the m6 cars.
    My aluminum one took a few 1.67 shorts bogging...been told I lifted the front tire a time or two, just no proof.
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    the stock DS is alum?? didnt know that

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    A4 cars with 3.23 gears got an Aluminum driveshaft; 2.73 gears got a steel driveshaft.

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    I'm not saying you can't cut good times with the stocker, I'm just saying its usually a ticking time bomb if you drag race it a lot.

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    i've been 1.704 with mine. never had an issue with the DS. run a 3400 stall and 3.73 gears with a boatload of nitrous. i've seen plenty of 1.5x 60ft as well from other people.

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    I twisted my aluminum driveshaft once, due a bigger rearend install (Dana60) and fogot I need to shorten the driveshaft about 1 inch... it was way too tight in there, but now after I resized it works like a charm... I haven't beaten on my TA too much at the track, kind of timid launching... learning to get to the 1.6 slowly but surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i've been 1.704 with mine. never had an issue with the DS. run a 3400 stall and 3.73 gears with a boatload of nitrous. i've seen plenty of 1.5x 60ft as well from other people.
    do you know the weight of your car and what size tires are you running

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    soo is the 2.73 steel stonger then the alum 323? casue i always hear people replacing with alum..

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    driveshaft:

    carbon fiber > steel > aluminum

    the cost/price follows the same exact logic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvaly View Post
    kind of timid launching... learning to get to the 1.6 slowly but surely.
    I'm telling you....warm those tires up for 5 seconds, go up to the line, stall up to 3200, and let her rip.
    You car is built for it.

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    I agree.

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    Go do it.

    It is so much fun to get tossed back for a 1.6 short time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverz28camaro View Post
    do you know the weight of your car and what size tires are you running
    full weight, nothing removed. guesstimate of 3400ish? i've done 1.707 on 315/35-17 nitto DRs and 1.704 on 325/50-15 BFG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Go do it.

    It is so much fun to get tossed back for a 1.6 short time.
    true, 1.9 so far... but 1.6 will be a bit more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    full weight, nothing removed. guesstimate of 3400ish? i've done 1.707 on 315/35-17 nitto DRs and 1.704 on 325/50-15 BFG.
    wow our 60' times a pretty close. only dif. is i have a 2800 fuddle and you have a 3400.

    as long as you never had a problem i'm going to give it a shot, anyways i know this kid who is in the next town who just totaled his 97 m6 z28(RIP), i believe it has an aluminum ds and i may be able to get it for around $40, so even if i do break it i'll still have my steal one ready.

    I'm just trying to hit the 11.9's on doing small cheap mods,

    So far SINCE my 12.27, i have removed 50lbs from the car, relocated the battery to the trunk(great mod IMO) and fixed the 2-3 shift point from 6500 back to 6100, <--this last mod, or tune i should say, will really help as the car pulls harder in the beginning of third as it did reving past 6100rpm and loosing power.......and to add to these i will try to buy by buddies cheap ds for some less rotating weight

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    If someone busts up an aluminum DS....
    I might have one I can sell to someone. Out of a 1999 M6 T/A.
    Has a 1350 yolk on it though. Won't fit a stock rearend without swapping the rearend yolk back to stock.

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