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Old 10-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of putting a one piece drive shaft and different gears and was wondering if anyone could recommend brands on the drive shaft.
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Re: Drive shaft

Call Shaft Masters. That where I got mine. Tell them new design. Got mine for $600 shipped to my door.

What gears you have now? What mod plans? WHat gears planning on going to?
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Call Shaft Masters. That where I got mine. Tell them new design. Got mine for $600 shipped to my door.

What gears you have now? What mod plans? WHat gears planning on going to?
I have 373,cai, magnaflo, boss intake,bama tune. Thinking 410s would make it pretty nasty!
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:43 PM   #4
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Re: Drive shaft

Honestly stay with the 3.73's. I have 4.10's and 1st gear is short short..lol

If you plan on drag racing it all. The 4.10's will make you have to shift into 5th right before the traps. It will hurt your time dropping the rpms like that.
I am actually going to move to 3.90s.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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How about the drive shaft, is it worth the money?
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I think so. It help reduce weight. Since they are about 19-22lbs lighter. Most guys I know have dropped .15-.2 with it at the track. I haven't drove mine with the shaft on yet. Not to mention the upgrade is stronger.
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Re: Drive shaft

Doesn't going with a lighter drive shaft actually hurt your speed since there is less inertia (weight) spinning? Similar to getting a light weight fly wheel? Just asking here.
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It helps, less rotating mass makes it easier for everything to turn, plus it saves weight.
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Doesn't going with a lighter drive shaft actually hurt your speed since there is less inertia (weight) spinning? Similar to getting a light weight fly wheel? Just asking here.
I really didn't know myself, I've just heard people say their e.t is faster, the motor revs alot faster. I've also heard if you put 600 or more to the tires the stock unit can snap like a twig.$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Plus in cars with a little age that don't have the smooth ride of a brand new car you will notice a smoother ride quality.

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It helps, less rotating mass makes it easier for everything to turn, plus it saves weight.
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I really didn't know myself, I've just heard people say their e.t is faster, the motor revs alot faster. I've also heard if you put 600 or more to the tires the stock unit can snap like a twig.$$$$$$$$$$$$
Seen two fail, Dreamstang posted one and I witnessed the other. Both twisted, the one I witnessed completely I half. It looked like a huge tootsie roll, car had a 302, 4cyl t5 and 7.5 rear w/ 26x10.5 slicks.. Gota love the spray..
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:40 AM   #11
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Re: Drive shaft

Putting a aluminum drive shaft you will actually make more power to the tires. As above less to turn for the drive train.
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