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Old 09-23-2003, 12:04 PM   #1
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Benefits of an aluminum driveshaft... i need some help

Im interested in one of these things, but can someone explain what Im going to get out of it? From what i understand... its lighter therefor making it easier for the engine to turn, and therefor not losing as much HP through my drivetrain. Am I correct here or what? What kind of extra power am I looking at? Any help would be great. Thanks


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It is lighter than the stock steel drive shaft up freeing up torque required to get everything spinning allowing the eng to turn quicker
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yup what he said. very little gain, but you'll get the most out of your setup. maybe 2-3% less drivetrain loss? (compared to 15-20%, maybe 12-17%)
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is it anything close to going from the % drivetrain loss of an auto opposed to a manual? or is it still going to be ****ty? Basically, is it worth the 160 bucks?
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its worth the $160 if you are already doing drivetrain work. since you already have 4.10s, dont worry about it.
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so... not worth it?
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nah, its one of those that is good when you are heavily modded and cant think of any other mods to do. it get you like 3rwhp max lightly modded and maybe 5rwhp heavily modded.

slightly quicker revs, but w/ 4.10s you wouldnt notice it.
less vibration in the drivetrain. you'd notice that, but i think youve gotten used to how your car is naturally by now
one thing i did like about it though was that under normal cruising, if i was speeding lets say 50 in a 40, i could let off the gas and because light weight doesnt hold inertia as well, my speed would drop quicker. (great when going over that hill and dont know if there is a cop on the other side )
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haha, alright thanks for your input man
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its not worth but like 3hp and 2tq. its worth it for the fact that it smoothes it out and every little bit does help....
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If you have 4.10's and you put a Al drive shaft and later go with a 3000 stall converter you will be in drive train heaven
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I did it on mine and I really liked it. It smoothes out everything, it revs smoother under power and, at least with mine, it won't start to dog out until a few hundred RPMs lower. Like if you let the clutch out a little too quick.
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A aluminium drive shaft is worth it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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its probably better for the life of the car since its lighter too.
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Re: Benefits of an aluminum driveshaft... i need some help

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Im interested in one of these things, but can someone explain what Im going to get out of it? From what i understand... its lighter therefor making it easier for the engine to turn, and therefor not losing as much HP through my drivetrain. Am I correct here or what? What kind of extra power am I looking at? Any help would be great. Thanks
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Before I converted my 99 AODE to a Competition T-5, I used an aluminum driveshaft along with the 3.73 rear end (I converted the DS Yoke back to stock when converting the AODE).

Didn't notice a performance difference, but I DID notice a lower noise level coming fromt he drivetrain.

Picked up the DS on eBay for $50.00. Good investment.
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Anybody got any comments on carbon fiber shafts? I think I know what I'm gonna' get...
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Carbon fiber DRIVE shafts, that is. 8)
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if you can afford it, dont waste your money. alum is light enough, and like 1/5th the price. you will only see a one or two more hp at the wheels. totally not worth it
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Is the V8 driveshaft the same as the V6? I haven't seen one specifically listed for the V6 anywhere I've thought to look for it.
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Is the V8 driveshaft the same as the V6? I haven't seen one specifically listed for the V6 anywhere I've thought to look for it.
The V-8 84-95 aluminum driveshaft is interchangeable with the 99+ V-6's. The only thing you have to do is take the yoke off your 99+ V-6 and put it on the aluminum one. That's all to it.
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you dont need to replace the yoke unless you have an auto, mine bolted directly up to the tranny.
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is it anything close to going from the % drivetrain loss of an auto opposed to a manual? or is it still going to be ****ty? Basically, is it worth the 160 bucks?
where did you find it for $160?
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Ive got one on my car, I like it alot my car revs quicker with it on. However the car has been put in an ad so I'm going to be selling a few of the parts. Including the D/S. If you would like I'll sell it to you for 120shipped. I'm going home for easter, It doesnt have many miles on it, I put it on in 02', however I have only put 500 miles on the car since then. 24k on the car now. No ware to it.

120shipped, I paid 175shipped.
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I got mine from GEFRacing for $129 plus shipping. It was on sale.
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I will tell you if you only live a couple of hours from Atlanta just drive to GEFRacing And save the shipping cost. Hell I live a couple of hours from GEF and I never have them send stuff I just go pick it up. Hell they even install the stuff while you wait and charge very little. When I went down to pick up my 98 Cobra rims they wanted me to buy a set of tires with tax $380 then balance and install for 5.00 a tire!!!!
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Well I just checked GEFracing.com and they want 250$ for the aluminum D/S and that doesnt include shipping. Everywhere else has it for b/w 150-170, but its at least 25$ to ship it, its not a small part.

http://www.gefracing.com/Merchant2/m...egory_Code=38L
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Holy crap, they're normal price used to be about $149.00 Yikes. :bigeyes:
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Well I just checked GEFracing.com and they want 250$ for the aluminum D/S and that doesnt include shipping. Everywhere else has it for b/w 150-170, but its at least 25$ to ship it, its not a small part.

http://www.gefracing.com/Merchant2/m...egory_Code=38L
Damn they almost doubled there price OUCH!!!!

They told me of a general price increase back about a month or so ago and I posted it on the forum but I did not know it would be that bad.
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