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Old 06-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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driveshaft failures?

I've heard some nasty stories about driveshaft failures in our sixxers at high speeds, usually after removing the governor but regardless. I was looking around and couldn't seem to find any aftermarket driveshafts for the v6, so whats the importance of looking into one of these for my car, and if it's needed eventually where could you even get one?
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Usually you can put a cage around it that will keep it from doing damage and I've heard aluminum one are bad for cars with a lot of torque
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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The safety loops are a good idea for damage control after a break, but I would rather prevent it from failing altogether lol
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Yea just maintain your u joints

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I think summit might have aftermarket drive shafs
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Re: driveshaft failures?

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Awesome good to know they're available somewhere. Is it a mod that should be done early on?
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If you plan on going high speeds then yes... Since they are lighter it also reduces rotational weight in the drivetrain making for slightly less drivetrain loss (More power)
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Look into getting the safety loop too. If your going to be going high speeds it's a good idea and a cheap part too.
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I changed the two piece drive shaft in my camaro to a one piece..I took it to a shop and they only charged me $80!...might be worth callin a few shops.
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Great price, it's the first mod I wanna do!
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Great price, it's the first mod I wanna do!
Unless you take out your limiter it's not going to matter because there is a very very low chance it will fail going under 130mph and 05-09 v6's are limited to 115
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