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Old 03-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #21
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What the Hotel? Same transmission and rear end and it doesn't work?

Still even if the exploding shaft was a fluke, it still shows that it doesn't offer a lot of headroom for extra power/speed over stock. Better to play it safe I say. Especially up here where our winters are pretty corrosive with the snow/slush/salt in the winter i'm worried that the combination of that plus normal metal fatigue as the shaft ages could lead to some premature failures even with a modest power gain.
No arguments here on the value of it. I think it's a solid next step for people with the basic bolt ons covered. I just think a lot of people instantly associate slicks with driveshafts and safety loops because of the NHRA and IHRA rules. These rules are there mostly because the cars running real racing slicks and upgraded driveshafts are also laying down enough power to get the front wheels in the air.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #22
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I think you could get real close to a 13.0 with just the 3.73 and tune.After watching your in-car video, you did some real good shifting but probably "power shifting" would get you another tenth or two.I understand its pretty rough on the car.
^thanks i'm shifting as fast as I can without power shifting the car. Basically my technique is around 6300-6500 rpm I stab the clutch while lifting just enough not to over rev and then slam it into the next gear. If you notice on almost all my videos i'm getting rubber on the 1-2&2-3 shift on a dragstrip with 275 rubber at 20psi
edit coolest thing about 2.73 gears besides good gas mileage? Only shifting twice in the quarter mile&crossing the lights in 3'rd gear not even showing 6k on the tach&going over 101-103 mph lol
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #23
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I love the ancillary topic of rotational weight. The impact can be huge. Sometimes the best tangible example can be in the mountain biking/road biking world, where your power plant is a meager human being. Shaving off just ounces (if not grams) on wheels in that world, and you can really feel it. Seems like that addressing that part (for those really interested in doing everything they can do) is a worthwhile endeavor.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #24
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I love the ancillary topic of rotational weight. The impact can be huge. Sometimes the best tangible example can be in the mountain biking/road biking world, where your power plant is a meager human being. Shaving off just ounces (if not grams) on wheels in that world, and you can really feel it. Seems like that addressing that part (for those really interested in doing everything they can do) is a worthwhile endeavor.
I agree and in many cases doesn't really cost a lot. I saw the DS listed for about $500. A lot of us change out our stock wheels anyway, so that's just a matter of making smarter choices in purchasing wheels and tires that will save weight. Those are probably two of the biggest things you can do.
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No arguments here on the value of it. I think it's a solid next step for people with the basic bolt ons covered. I just think a lot of people instantly associate slicks with driveshafts and safety loops because of the NHRA and IHRA rules. These rules are there mostly because the cars running real racing slicks and upgraded driveshafts are also laying down enough power to get the front wheels in the air.
Heck I think in our case it should be one of those first initial mods along with tune/cai simply for long term reliability/dependability(even more in my part of the world). And the safety loop, regardless if it's overkill or not, should also be included simply to avoir destroying your car like the guy in the vid should the shaft go south.

Also as mentionned after your post, weight savings of just a few pounds would be instantly noticable while driving arround anyways as you have less rotational mass, which means less parasitic drag and more power making it to the wheels. I can also immagine that having lighter wheels will put less of a strain on the shaft + the rotational mass advantage.
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sounds promising from the description on the website. and from reading it reminded me, lower rotating mass will improve fuel economy too so there's a bonus to using lighter shaft and wheels. Definately a good price, cheaper than I was expecting, let us know how the install goes :P
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Will do. This place is well known and they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. They're that confident you'll notice and enjoy the difference. Can't beat that.
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Will do. This place is well known and they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. They're that confident you'll notice and enjoy the difference. Can't beat that.
lets see

-rated up to 600rwhp
-lighter
-better fuel economy
-better accelerative throttle response
-more actual power to the wheels
-Reputable brand
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I like this list.

I'd also like to know if ford will b*tch for the warranty, and how easy it is to install
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lets see

-rated up to 600rwhp
-lighter
-better fuel economy
-better accelerative throttle response
-more actual power to the wheels
-Reputable brand
-under 600$

I like this list.

I'd also like to know if ford will b*tch for the warranty, and how easy it is to install
Ford won't care about this type of mod. Driveshaft replacement takes about an hour start-to-finish. It's an easy install.
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