Thinking of going with one on my daily driven 88 hatch but was wondering what the pros are to these and if any the cons.. I know the weight saves is one but exactly how much weight savings are we talking about?
I'll agree with one small change: "IF you have the money to upgrade a part..."i dont know how to quite word this, but when you ask when do those advantages become tangible i think to myself what does it matter. you have the money to upgrade a part, so just do it, and eventually it will be worth it. i think its worth it now. for the weight savings alone. and when you start upgrading HP then you dont have to think in the back of your mind. dang is my driveshaft gunna take a poo on me tonight at the track?
btw there isnt much of a cost, they arent tooo expensive imo.
I'd be interested in that thread if you could find itThere's a thread someplace on here where someone detailed a per-item weight-reduction plan.
Official Weight Removal ThreadI'd be interested in that thread if you could find it
and I was looking at the aluminum shaft to help remove as much rotational mass as possible so it sounds like pretty much anybody how has spent the money on them are happy with them.
Thanks allot for the comments fellas
Wow never thought about that.. good pointAs for rotational mass reduction, while the AL shaft is lighter, if it is also larger in diameter (which I believe it is) the effect is minimized
Unless you're making decent power and running slicks, in which case you'd like to have it in place before your stock shaft twists like a pretzel and rips up the underside of the car. (I don't know if this could really happen, but is sounds like a good way to justify it!)Wow never thought about that.. good point
hmmm according to that thread (thanks allot by the way for posting that thread) there's only a 4lb difference
Steel driveshaft : 22 lbs
Aluminum driveshaft : 16 lbs
So it looks like that's an upgrade for when the stock shaft takes a dump