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Who has gone with an aluminum or carbon one piece? Out of the three shafts I have not one is the right length!!! One came with my jza70 clip and is too long. One is from an n/a 5-speed and the other is from an n/a auto. For some reason I was thinking the auto shaft would work with the 154 trans. Anyway...

I guess I will be going one piece at this point and was just wondering if the aluminum is worth the dollars over a steel shaft. I figured I'd be still be loosing a substantial amount of weight.

Does anyone else other then MAXX make a ready to go shaft for the third gen $upra? How about carbon fiber???


I've read a few previous threads about fox-bodied mustangs and aerostar shafts cut down. How feasable is this really? We have a TIG at work and a really talented Ducati tech who can weld like no other. Then to just get it balanced.

Sorry for the babeling...

Opinions, Suggestions, and Comments are greatly appreciated
 

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yeah i wouldnt mind knowing also.

I have the 2JZ and R154 going in soon and i wouldnt mind going single as there will be 1 hanger bearing and 2 universals less to worry about, lol....
 

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Suprasport has them
I have a stocker if you are in a jam
 
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carbon fiber is good in the case the driveshaft explodes (which I have seen happen a few times on some cars while dragging) as it will shatter, but will not damage the car itself i believe.

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yea, the carbon fiber cant suport pole vaulting a car (i.e. driveshaft breaks, rear part drops down, car lifts up)
 

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I've got an alum. one, had it for awhile without any problems. I've used it with both the 7m and later with the 1jz swapped in. It's a nice upgrade, mine weighs about 12 lbs or so. I quickly tried to make a loop for it, but ran out of time. Thats on the to-do list though. I would love a CF one, just don't want to drop the coin on it. Has anyone got a loop to work inside the center support bearing cut out? That is what I tried to, but gave up after a short time,didn't have the right parts availible. Anyone make a bolt in loop for our cars? --
 

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pretty much ANY replacement DS will have different/more common u-joints in it....why the heck would you build a shaft and use toyo u-joints (far more expensive)?

when/if i get another Al shaft i'll be doing a loop in place of the center support bearing....shouldn't be too hard.
 

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This loop it is just a circle metal thing that if the driveshaft breaks it doesn't go through bottom of car or what, it could break either before or after the loop and still do destruction. Please explain full detail.
 

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"Go alum too, as carbon fiber fails from the inside out"

Baloney.

I hit 1.4 sixty foots on ET streets with mine in my Mustang. For the last 7 years. Just hit 713RWHP too with the same shaft(all boost)
 
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If you are going with one loop, you want it towards the front of the shaft so you don't get flipped. I've seen too many cars with improperly installed loops go end over end.
 
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