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Old 11-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Anybody running a carbon shaft yet? Whats the noticeable difference between aluminum?
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Anybody running a carbon shaft yet? Whats the noticeable difference between aluminum?
I don't have it done but the only real different is weight which is like 5 lbs I would go aluminum over it. Carbon fiber is also weaker so I would still stick to aluminum.
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I don't have it done but the only real different is weight which is like 5 lbs I would go aluminum over it. Carbon fiber is also weaker so I would still stick to aluminum.
Who told you that carbon fiber is weaker? Weaker than what? The last I checked carbon fiber was stronger than steel, pound for pound. They use a carbon fiber driveshaft in the '13 GT500 and people are making a 1000rwhp and going 200mph with them. I wouldn't trust a no name aluminum driveshaft for that kind of situation. Just my .02.
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Yup just stick with aluminum, not enough weight savings to justify the price tag. And carbon fiber is stronger than aluminum just like smozilla said
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Yup just stick with aluminum, not enough weight savings to justify the price tag. And carbon fiber is stronger than aluminum just like smozilla said
+1. I was looking into the carbon fiber driveshaft but couldn't justify the cost. Too many other fun things I've done with that $$ on the car that truly make a difference. But agree, if you're looking to run a 800+ RWHP car, it might be an option... After the trans upgrade, engine mods, suspension, brakes. I'm sticking with aluminum.
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every 1lb is about 10~ lbs of dead weight performance wise~ so 5lbs = 50lbs taken off the car, not sure its worth the cash
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I don't have it done but the only real different is weight which is like 5 lbs I would go aluminum over it. Carbon fiber is also weaker so I would still stick to aluminum.
So explain why you no longer see modern purpose-built race cars use aluminum tubs? Tell Alan McNish carbon fiber is weak--I think his accident at LeMans kind of proves it isn't. Now cost effectiveness for an enthusiast? That's a different story & a good reason to stick with aluminum.
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So explain why you no longer see modern purpose-built race cars use aluminum tubs? Tell Alan McNish carbon fiber is weak--I think his accident at LeMans kind of proves it isn't. Now cost effectiveness for an enthusiast? That's a different story & a good reason to stick with aluminum.
Nvm I was thinking of some other material that's used in rims that I was reading about lol
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So now that we know people can read manufactures websites about drive shafts. Back to question, does anyone actually have a carbon fiber shaft or any personal experience with one?
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Heard this guy had one on his tbird and claimed better eta's, .7 sec doesnt sound that great to me
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Heard this guy had one on his tbird and claimed better eta's, .7 sec doesnt sound that great to me
That's a huge difference
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Hell yea! That could be the difference of run low 12s and get in to mid 11s. You would be lucky to have a stang with CAI, exhaust and tune

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[QUOTE="redbeast0712"]Hell yea! That could be the difference of running low 12s and get in to mid 11s. You would be lucky to have a stang with CAI, exhaust and tune get that number shaved off

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Thats why im asking, not sure if i smell BS or not
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