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any benifet to getting an aluminum drive shaft??

This is a discussion on any benifet to getting an aluminum drive shaft?? within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Bouvers thats what I figured... heres a question I've recently had a friend of mine blow up ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvers View Post
    thats what I figured... heres a question I've recently had a friend of mine blow up a stock DS with 420rwhp... I figured they could take more then that... is this a freak incident or is this common?
    Pretty common I'd say:

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    Yeah I'll def. stick with the steel till I get my car over 400hp.
    WOW that sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    The stock aluminum is junk. if you have any kind of cam and expect to hit the track, I would recommend a Strange 3" chromoly. I got mine with 1350 yokes and u-joints (for my 9") and it was $295 shipped and can handle 1000 HP. I am far from that but its nice knowing it can handle anything I can put at it.

    Cheap insurance for what can happen if your weak stock one were to fail.
    where did you get that, and how much lighter/stronger is it than the stock one that is in my '04 gto??? just curious, cause i was looking at an INLAND EMPIRE aluminum racing driveshaft, 1-piece, which states it can handle application of up to or over 1500 hp i think, but the price is a little steep, around $850...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I don't know about the price but anytime you reduce mass in the drivetrain it's a good thing. Takes less power to rotate an alum. vs steel shaft. The downside is aluminum isn't as strong if you go big power down the road.
    +1 on this. Anything to reduce reciprocating mass = more power to the wheels. Like lighter tire wheel combo, lighter flywheel.

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    My car's far from making "big power". Seen bolt on cars do what mine did to the stocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    ^^ Indeed. By the way Benner, is your steel ds one or two piece? Im just curious, thanks.
    AFAIK only the V6's came with 2-piece. There was a TSB to dealers, that when dealing with drive line 'clunk' on 2-piece shafts, to replace them with 1-piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadWrath04 View Post
    where did you get that, and how much lighter/stronger is it than the stock one that is in my '04 gto??? just curious, cause i was looking at an INLAND EMPIRE aluminum racing driveshaft, 1-piece, which states it can handle application of up to or over 1500 hp i think, but the price is a little steep, around $850...
    midwest chasis. they are on tech. or direct from strange would be about the same.

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    drive shaf loops are only 55 bucks and u need them to pass tech with slicks and a car faster then 13.5 i think it might be 12.9 or 13.99 but not 100% any ways thats a part that could destory ur car but probly wont. and if u spend 55 bucks and put the loop on like nhra tells u to u shuld be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    IT's a 1 piece. Exact same setup as aluminum just steel. It's a direct swap.
    Cool, thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vexzer View Post
    AFAIK only the V6's came with 2-piece. There was a TSB to dealers, that when dealing with drive line 'clunk' on 2-piece shafts, to replace them with 1-piece.
    Thats a good little tid bit of info to know, thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Pretty common I'd say:
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    I think I'd cry if that happens to mine. I spend FOREVER polished it...At least it looks good...

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    have the gu5 code with a 323 and steel driveshaft but i also have a vert

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    My friend broke his stock aluminum right after he did the m9 and 4.30 gears. but he was running solid 11s with the 10 bolt and aluminum driveshaft...then the 10 bolt exploded... then the day after he broke in the gears in the m9...the driveshaft did this...


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