Carbon fiber driveshaft - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 12-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Limes3578's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Attleboro
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 27
Carbon fiber driveshaft

Anyone here install the carbon fiber driveshaft on their 3.7 yet? If so how does it feel?
Limes3578 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-27-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Chandler
Region: Arizona
Posts: 87
My buddy had one on his old gt, he said he couldn't feel the difference between that and the aluminum one.
grabberbluedrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyriqq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chattanooga
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 605
I'm not one for being cheap, but it seems to me that it would be a waste of money. Especially considering the aluminum one might still be lighter and not to mention cheaper
Tyriqq is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-19-2014, 12:23 AM   #4
Registered User
Newbie
 
thatoneguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Summerville
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 17
I'm not too sure about the effectiveness of that compared to aluminum but am curious to see what someone with it thinks
thatoneguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
Evolution's Finest
Supporter
 
ronnie948's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Region: Florida
Posts: 3,960
This is a hard one to decide on

After seeing a few million dollar stealth airplanes come apart and a few Italian supercars having problems. I don't believe I would put my trust into a Carbon Fiber driveshaft in the tong term. I personally will go for the one piece aluminum one that is tried and proven to hold up and is still lighter then the stock two piece on our sixers now.
I may be wrong about this but it is my personal opinion.
Ronnie
__________________
2012-candy red- V-6 MCA, Automatic Trans. CFM Valve cover breather. MMD blackTail light trim.Magnaflow axle back street mufflers, JLT oil catch can.MMD hood struts.
Airaid Cold Air intake. red caliper covers, 3.7L performance engine cover, Flat black hood spears.Boss 302 strut brace, CDC rear panel, Trunk Cargo net,--Dash carpet cover,
Viser stickers to cover ugly yellow warning crap,Aluminum driveshafft and Swarr Bar.
ronnie948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Prescott
Region: Arizona
Posts: 274
It takes about 3 times the force to twist up and shatter a carbon fiber driveshaft than steel. I use aluminum. If for nothing else the very noticeable increase in mileage. The loss in rotating weight is also a priority, for later this spring.
Black12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
Evolution's Finest
Supporter
 
ronnie948's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Region: Florida
Posts: 3,960
I guess it depends on which company make it too !

I got this information from the driveshaft shop:
The Driveshaft Shop Blog – Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber Shafts Explained

I called a few of my friends that pro-Drag race and they like them because if they do break (Which is very rare) they cause no damage at all. They just splinter. None of my friends use them on their street cars so they could not advise me on how they will perform in a few years. ( Carbon Fiber Bicycle frames are supposed to be good for only two or three years.)
This is a great subject and I'm happy you brought it up.
Ronnie
__________________
2012-candy red- V-6 MCA, Automatic Trans. CFM Valve cover breather. MMD blackTail light trim.Magnaflow axle back street mufflers, JLT oil catch can.MMD hood struts.
Airaid Cold Air intake. red caliper covers, 3.7L performance engine cover, Flat black hood spears.Boss 302 strut brace, CDC rear panel, Trunk Cargo net,--Dash carpet cover,
Viser stickers to cover ugly yellow warning crap,Aluminum driveshafft and Swarr Bar.
ronnie948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 01:05 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 301
I think one thing that might be more of an issue with a carbon fiber driveshaft over a metal one for a street car is those little rocks and other crud that bounce around on the roads. Something bouncing into a carbon fiber driveshaft might chip or damage it in a way that might that might lead to premature failure whereas it would just cause a ding on a metal one.
SpaceFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 02:16 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Getn off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Oviedo
Region: Florida
Posts: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black12 View Post
It takes about 3 times the force to twist up and shatter a carbon fiber driveshaft than steel. I use aluminum. If for nothing else the very noticeable increase in mileage. The loss in rotating weight is also a priority, for later this spring.
Curious. How much honest increase in mileage do u see? I hear some say this, but not sure how much gain.
Also, did u see better quarter times with this alone?
Lastly, any vibration at all?
Thx,
Troy
__________________
Getn off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #10
Evolution's Finest
Supporter
 
ronnie948's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Region: Florida
Posts: 3,960
Very good point from SpaceFish

I wonder if that would be a problem. Until we can find someone that actually has one and had it on for a year or two we will never know.
I know the Bicycles with carbon fiber frames are very strong and light but also have been known to break. Usually at the bar holding the seat due to stress.
Ronnie
__________________
2012-candy red- V-6 MCA, Automatic Trans. CFM Valve cover breather. MMD blackTail light trim.Magnaflow axle back street mufflers, JLT oil catch can.MMD hood struts.
Airaid Cold Air intake. red caliper covers, 3.7L performance engine cover, Flat black hood spears.Boss 302 strut brace, CDC rear panel, Trunk Cargo net,--Dash carpet cover,
Viser stickers to cover ugly yellow warning crap,Aluminum driveshafft and Swarr Bar.
ronnie948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



06:55 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.