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Old 07-31-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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driveshaft issues

I am having DS issues and am looking at the 1 piece aluminum one on AM. for those of you that have it can you give me an honest decent review of it? like improvement on performance? drone? whine? how does it handle for speeds 140+? thanks
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I've took my car up to 145ish no issues
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I am having DS issues and am looking at the 1 piece aluminum one on AM. for those of you that have it can you give me an honest decent review of it? like improvement on performance? drone? whine? how does it handle for speeds 140+? thanks
what kind of issues
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Just get a 1 piece aluminum and don't look back.
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You will not see any real difference in performance. Both drive shafts have most of the weight very close to the rotational center.
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I just got mine put in a week ago I hear a slight hum sound when I push it but you really can't hear it at all because of my exhaust
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what kind of issues
mine snapped. didn't cause too much damage fortunately.
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Was it your stock drive shaft?
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Was it your stock drive shaft?
I saw that his frst post indicated it was the stock (two piece) drive shaft.

I deleted my other post, as I misinterpreted it as being a one piece that snapped. The would be a monster torqued drive train!
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Was it your stock drive shaft?
no a custom one piece DS
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no a custom one piece DS
That takes away my trust in the aluminum drive shafts now... Should it?
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That takes away my trust in the aluminum drive shafts now... Should it?
nah apparently mine had a dent in it the whole time and I didn't even know it and everytime I went over 90 mph it would twist slightly and one day it jus twisted too much and snapped...if that makes sense. aluminum is the best. don't worry about that bro. mine was a special case.
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How much it cost to install the DS?
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How much it cost to install the DS?
it was free just cause I'm close to the guy who owns the shop and he's helping me out with my build.
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it was free just cause I'm close to the guy who owns the shop and he's helping me out with my build.
What brand driveshaft was it?
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wasn't like a brand. it was custom made from a guy who claimed he made driveshafts for 1000 hp cars
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What brand driveshaft was it?
I think it was a custom own built one not one from AM or the drive shaft shop. I personally would go with AM , they sell an amazing quality driveshaft with no issues. It will roll 170 mph no problem and a good 900 HP.
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I think it was a custom own built one not one from AM or the drive shaft shop. I personally would go with AM , they sell an amazing quality driveshaft with no issues. It will roll 170 mph no problem and a good 900 HP.
yup. I ordered mine yesterday!
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My American Muscle driveshaft (Axle Exchange) has been quiet and smooth.
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How much it cost to install the DS?
Shouldn't be much anyways they charged me 40 at some local shop cause I didn't have access to a lift
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I just picked one up from a friend that took his car back to stock. Had 1000 miles on it. Excited to get it. He gave me a nice deal on it. I got a tuner, ds and air raid cai for 850. Getting rid of the DMF next. Then boost down the road. Turbos. Might do the Procharger but really like turbos..
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Could you install a driveshaft in your garage with a jack and some stands? Or would you need a lift?
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Could you install a driveshaft in your garage with a jack and some stands? Or would you need a lift?
It's a quick easy job with jack and jack stands.
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It's a quick easy job with jack and jack stands.
How longs the install? 1-2 hours?
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Less than one hour.
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Less than one hour.
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Only eight bolts.

You have four on the front and four on the rear. Take off the two you can reach on the bottom of each side. Rotate the driveshaft to see the two that were on top and take them off. Pull the driveshaft out and slip the new one in. Be sure to use """LOCTITE""" on the bolts when re-installing.

You can do it on the jack stands or Rhino type ramps but much easier on a lift. It is good to have an extra set of hands when doing the swap. It can be done by your self but the extra person makes the job a lot easier.

There is a video on the installation somewhere and I'll try to find it.

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Blue loctite?
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Red Locktite

I'm pretty sure they used red loctite, I would think blue would be fine.
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I used red.
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Yep, They suggest "RED"

I don't think you would want any of those nuts & bolts to come loose. Red is the one to use.
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Can't wait to install mine tomorrow! Been on the road while it just sits in the garage mocking me.
I got the Steeda. Instructions say I might lose a bit of fluid (new type flange). Does much come out? Guess I should buy a bottle?!
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