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Old 05-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Is there anyone that makes a steel drive shaft for 4.0 v6's? Everything i could find is places that will make a custom one
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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I know u can get aluminum on 50resto
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I found a lot of aluminum ones but they cost almost twice as much
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Why get a steel driveshaft? I believe the stock one is already steel. Also the aluminum is more expensive because its lighter, makes a big difference too.
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+1 on the aluminum. You'll gain a few RWHP due to the reduction in rotational inertia plus you reduce the risk of the chronic OE DS self-destruction at speeds over 120 MPH.
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Is it worth getting aluminum shaft? Its a 600$ investment. I searched around and 4 inch ones are cheaper but they also rub in some cars. The reason i asked about steel units is because they cost less and i want a one solid piece drive shaft.
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I've heard nothing but great reviews about the alum driveshafts. Less clunking, car feels and accelerates lighter, stronger etc. You get what you pay for
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Just put a alum. driveshaft in mine from shaftmasters, I don't have any clunking in mine whatsoever anymore, as for performance I didn't really feel a whole lot different. When I put the v8 in my car is probably when I will be able to feel it better. Also, if you do put a driveshaft in make sure you get the pinion angle correct. The stock v6 driveshaft is 27lbs, the gt driveshaft is around 45lbs, and the aluminum I got is 19lbs.
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Is it worth getting aluminum shaft? Its a 600$ investment. I searched around and 4 inch ones are cheaper but they also rub in some cars. The reason i asked about steel units is because they cost less and i want a one solid piece drive shaft.
I got the 4" shaft and I had no clearance issues whatsoever, I even have the saleen shifter and it wasn't close to rubbing on that.
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Are these aluminum ones speed restricted? I hate being cautious above 100. Wow that sounds,,, reckless
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