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Old 02-05-2009, 06:37 PM
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Aluminum driveshafts

Does anyone have first hand experience (good or bad) with aftermarket aluminum driveshafts?
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I don't, but I've heard some can't handle a ton of torque.
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^^^ Yup. They're decent for moderate HP applications but will not hold up to torque monsters like diesels.
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^^^ Yup. They're decent for moderate HP applications but will not hold up to torque monsters like diesels.
haha, Try it out, once you twist it, melt it down and make it into a dirtymax
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:56 PM
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I saw a picture of a STEEL driveshaft that looked like a pretzel. Can't imagine an aluminum one would hold up very well.
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depending on the wall thickness and grade of aluminum I don't know why it wouldn't work. Granted it is not a diesel nor a high torque motor, but my buddy has an aluminum shaft in his drag car. with a stroked ls1 and a 200 shot of dope it holds up pretty dang well.
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Hahaha..thanks for the excellent input..I thought that aluminum for the deisel might be a huge mistake..I have a one piece custom aluminum driveshaft with safety loops on my Mustang and I am running (94 octane dyno tune) 687 hp at the rear wheel with 504 torgue. Crazy torque for a car I think..for a deisel a necessary evil.
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