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Old 05-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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Driveshaft Question GT - v6

Hello.

The new 2011+ driveshafts are not easy to find.

After all, it is just a piece of metal.

Wouldn't it be possible to just use an 05-09 DS and add a spacer or something ?
or any other car's DS + spacers / adapters ?

Any other driveshaft is much easier to find and much cheaper.

could anyone help me before I crash my car ? haha
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Crash your car? The stock driveshaft is fine for street use and speed limits. If you are going to track your car, you'll need more than the drive shaft; you'll need a tuner that can remove the top speed limiter. Without doing this, the one piece drive shaft purchase would be a waste of money for street use and public speed limits.

I've not heard or read if other drive shafts will work. I'm not thinking that a spacer is a good idea to make one fit; it would be best to have one that fits without it.
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the tuner was the first thing I bought I couldn't stand the speed limit at 110mph.

I have been at high speeds without issue, but that was with my 2.73 gears. I am changing to 4.10 now and already fear passing 100 with these.

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I'm not thinking that a spacer is a good idea to make one fit; it would be best to have one that fits without it.
agreed, but the 2011 v6 aftermarkets are 2x more expensive than any other driveshafts, and very hard to find used

I am seriously considering buying one for another model and making it fit to the v6...
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the tuner was the first thing I bought I couldn't stand the speed limit at 110mph.

I have been at high speeds without issue, but that was with my 2.73 gears. I am changing to 4.10 now and already fear passing 100 with these.

agreed, but the 2011 v6 aftermarkets are 2x more expensive than any other driveshafts, and very hard to find used

I am seriously considering buying one for another model and making it fit to the v6...
Personally I would say save up the $ and buy the drive shaft from American muscle. That way you know it is done right.
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If the driveshaft fails at over 100 mph it won't end well. This is not a place to improvise; use a professional company.
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If the driveshaft fails at over 100 mph it won't end well. This is not a place to improvise; use a professional company.
THIS^....

and think about this.... say you do get a spacer and put in a GT shaft. you now have no idea what the thing can handle. you could start putting in more and more mods and end up breaking the thing when you least expect it.

do one of two things.... call around until you can find one or reserve one. another option is to have a custom drive shaft made but I dont think I would let just anyone build me a drive shaft.

if you look hard, im sure you can find one.....

and btw, I wouldt even go 100 with 4.10 gears till you get the drive shaft in. if you want an idea why, load a tune that will not adjust your speedometer and watch.
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and btw, I wouldt even go 100 with 4.10 gears till you get the drive shaft in. if you want an idea why, load a tune that will not adjust your speedometer and watch.
thats a good idea

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and think about this.... say you do get a spacer and put in a GT shaft. you now have no idea what the thing can handle. you could start putting in more and more mods and end up breaking the thing when you least expect it.
;( ;( it's so expensive..
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;( ;( it's so expensive..
Speed costs money; more speed costs more money.

Please keep these speeds to the track. There are many that share the puplic roads with those who think they can drive above the law. Unfortunatly, the inocent folks get hurt or killed because of a few who don't place the speed where it belongs; on the track.
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THIS^....

and think about this.... say you do get a spacer and put in a GT shaft. you now have no idea what the thing can handle. you could start putting in more and more mods and end up breaking the thing when you least expect it.

do one of two things.... call around until you can find one or reserve one. another option is to have a custom drive shaft made but I dont think I would let just anyone build me a drive shaft.

if you look hard, im sure you can find one.....

and btw, I wouldt even go 100 with 4.10 gears till you get the drive shaft in. if you want an idea why, load a tune that will not adjust your speedometer and watch.
HAHA that would be funny!! I would hope they would notice their speedo being off. 100...BANG! Forced to buy that 750 dollar driveshaft lol.
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Dude, a spacer? You'll put your eye out!


No seriously, you'll probably kill yourself (and/or others). Terrible idea.


I know its spendy, but if you don't care about it being aluminum you can get a driveline shop to fab you a steel one for a lot cheaper than the aluminum ones.


I have one one coming to me that I could let you have for 650 but I don't think that's the deal you're looking for (and I couldn't blame you). Realistically, if you jus tdon't trust the two-piece you can get a solid steel one a lot cheaper than the aluminum ones. If you're looking to shave 100ths off your lap/quarter mile times, then go aluminum and just be patient, save those pennies.
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