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Old 02-12-2010, 09:32 PM
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Hey guys i wanted to know if anyone has ever thought of replacing the driveshaft in your truck?

I want to get a lightweight driveshaft, I'm looking around online. Anyone know where the best ones are??
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The only time I've seen lightweight shafts, they were custom made by a transmission place.
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Yep I was just asking where the best place would be. I found a bunch of companies. I kinda want a carbon fiber driveshaft, but $$$$$ is an issue haha.

They say you will gain 5% hp to the wheels with a lightweight driveshaft. Thats wicked gains to rear wheel hp.

I'm gunna probably go aluminum though since CF is so expensive
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I've seen some carbon fiber/aluminum matrix units made for race cars and trucks. Expensive!!! Definitely will reduce the parasitic power loss of the driveline to the rear wheels.
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Some years ago NHRA pro stock guys switched from steel to aluminum and did some testing. They found the average gain was their 60 foot times were reduced by .01 seconds. For a racing application it's worth it but for everyday use, I wouldn't spend the money.
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Agreed. Daily drove/TnT'd 5.0L Mustangs for years and a popular upgrade was the FRPP alum driveshaft. In those cases it was that particular piece was better balanced. Small rwhp gain. Where you'd see big gains is on two piece shafts swapping to a single. But unless you're drag racing it...spend the money somewhere else.
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I agree with what everyone else said. Unless you just have crazy amounts of money(f you do send me some) I would not fool with that. Do some 4.10's or 4.30's and that will wake the truck up.
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