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Bumping because I'm still wondering if anyone can answer my previous post about actual gains. Seems like the thread stopped dead in it's tracks once I asked.


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That's because a ds usually comes at the same a tranny or rear end goes. Also its nit a hugely popular mod, its expensive and doesn't have a lot of gain.

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Kody, just buy one aluminum and one Carbon Fiber...

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the carbon fiber driveshaft isn't really that great. its only 1 lb. lighter than the aluminum driveshaft. it also has greater torsional strength which is important if you're pushing your car over 800 ft/lbs torque. if not, aluminum is the way to go.



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For gains, After I put in my drag radials and my shaftmasters DS, my 1/4 improved by over half a second and top speed went up by like 2 or something. Thats the best input I can give.

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Those tires made a huge improvement then...

Any idea what your 60' was before and after?

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Bumping this back up because I'm really thinking about this again.

What do you guys think the odds of having problems with a dealership should I have transmission problems like it seems these boss's are prone too?

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I think it really depends on the dealer. I think some guys on here said they have found "mod friendly" dealers. I asked mine just a general question about mods and warranties and he said if you add something or tune the car and then something happens, your warranty is void, with the exception of Axlebacks. I would call your dealer or other dealers in the area, tell them what your plan is and ask if it'll void your warranty should you have any problems later on.

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Well then I welcome you to explain the tangible performance difference an al ds provides.

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I would say you're off with the "HP" statement. Torque yes, HP no.


Just remember this saying "Torque gets you there, HP keeps you there" In the lower RPMS the lightweight aspect of the Aluminum driveshaft comes into play by allowing it to rotate quicker which in turn puts power to the ground faster. You're not gaining power, you're just using your existing power more efficiently.
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I would say you're off with the "HP" statement. Torque yes, HP no.


Just remember this saying "Torque gets you there, HP keeps you there" In the lower RPMS the lightweight aspect of the Aluminum driveshaft comes into play by allowing it to rotate quicker which in turn puts power to the ground faster. You're not gaining power, you're just using your existing power more efficiently.

IMVHO you'll not see 2 tenths with a DS swap.

When I swapped out a clutch/PP/FW that weighed 54 pounds to a lightweight FW/PP/clutch that weighed 43 pounds, I picked up .065 seconds on my 1/4 mile times. that was a consistent .065 on 7 passes after the swap.

Also, When I dyno'd the car a month or so after the swap, I dyno'd 3hp and pounds of torque less than I had with hte heavier clutch assembly.

That run was done on a 100' day where the previous run was only 80.
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Like I've said before, I'm not really expecting a massive difference out of the driveshaft. I'm just trying to play it safe with adding more performance without having a issue with my warranty.

Trust me if I didn't have a warranty to worry about, and ponyboy can vouch for me here, this car would have already been boosted by now!


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Why not two pro mod 91's?
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Hey guys,

So I've been enjoying my new boss for a little over a month now and the inevitable has already happened! I'm already used to the power and find myself looking for that little extra. Problemis I've only owned the car, like I said a little over a month! And I don't feel like completely throwing my warranty out the window.

So I figure a good way to get a little extra would be to shed some weight. Thus bringing me to the idea of an aluminum driveshaft.

Are they worst the $700ish price tag? I've not seen very many reviews but the ones I have seen say they make a noticeable difference, but is it $700+ worth of difference?


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After reading this write up rotational mass, I decided to purchase methanol kit instead pay 500 bucks for a aluminum shaft.

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