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post #1 of 5 Old 05-07-2002, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Aluminum Driveshaft

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the aluminum driveshaft?

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-07-2002, 10:29 AM
 
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No disadvantage unless you count that your wallet is about $160 lighter.

Weight savings. Far less drivetrain vibration (resonation) after a gear swap. The aluminum d/s can flex 17 degrees compared with the steel one that can flex about 3 degrees. This helps reduce the shock to the rear/axles during a hard launch. I've also seen claims of about 2-3rwhp increase due to some of what is mentioned above but I cannot verify that.

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The driveshaft killed a resonating sound i had at 100mph.I believe like GARY01GT,the tires don't seem to hit as hard.
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I think it is an excellent bolt on. I had one for my 90. I am planning on getting one for my 98
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I was just underneath my car and noticed the muffler was real close to the driveshaft. Is the aluminum shaft the same diameter?
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