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All LS1 driveshafts are aluminum, correct?

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    All LS1 driveshafts are aluminum, correct?


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    Nope - my car came with 2.73's and steel. The M6 and 3.23 cars were supposed to come with the alum, but sometimes people got the wrong ones.

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    GTO's are two peice steel with rubber.........

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    Mine's steel...I saw a pretty badass carbonfiber one that's lighter and stronger than aluminum but they want $899.99 for the stupid thing!

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    I got an steel one.

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    Not all. I had an '01 car, six speed, with a steel driveshaft.

    Now I have an '00 car, six speed, with an alum shaft.

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    98's with 3.23's dont have aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
    Not all. I had an '01 car, six speed, with a steel driveshaft.
    are you sure ? I havent seen a 6-speed car with a steel driveshaft

    M6 = aluminum
    A4 3.23 = aluminum or steel
    A4 2.73 = steel

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    OPTION CODE (GU5) aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange SS
    are you sure ? I havent seen a 6-speed car with a steel driveshaft

    M6 = aluminum
    A4 3.23 = aluminum or steel
    A4 2.73 = steel
    Yes I am positive it had a steel driveshaft. I was surprised also.

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    My 2002 WS6 HAS ALUMINUM DRIVE SHAFT.

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    tranny ? gears ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
    Yes I am positive it had a steel driveshaft. I was surprised also.
    Any problem with the steel driveshaft?
    When I swapped the tranny (A4 to M6) I was told I HAD to install an aluminun driveshaft or it will vibrate.
    I have now a 3.42 gear set and so far (and up 80 mph) no vibrations at all...

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    I was told I should replace mine too because of the TC and 2.73 to 3.42 swap - doing just fine w/the steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tici
    Any problem with the steel driveshaft?
    When I swapped the tranny (A4 to M6) I was told I HAD to install an aluminun driveshaft or it will vibrate.
    I have now a 3.42 gear set and so far (and up 80 mph) no vibrations at all...
    Someone lied to you then, steel shafts aren't the cause of vibrations, unbalanced shafts are. Mine was fine.

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    Yup: many people post answers without a bit of knowledge.
    Because one steel driveshaft did vibrate now all of them are bad...
    I didn't belive that and I'm glad I kept the old, rusty piece of steel

    By the way: I just replaced a ring + pinion set. Your explanation did help, thanks for posting it!

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    Glad to hear it tici.

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    i think i heard somewhere that the SS's and WS6's were the only ones to get the alum. driveshaft

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    That's not true.

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