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ZEATER
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From: Mount Pleasant,IA,USA
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posted 11-20-2002 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZEATER   Click Here to Email ZEATER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have experience with switching to aluminum drive shaft. I have heard they are smoother (less vibration due to lower weight) and lowering any rotating mass seems beneficial to me. I was more concerned with strength.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-20-2002 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About .005 quicker 99% of the time.

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TurboGT
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posted 11-20-2002 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make absolutely sure that your car sticks to the track well first. If you are marginal on traction at all (i.e.-using radial slicks on hot days), don't bother. They can't handle the quick accelleration/decelleration cycles that come with skipping/spinning the tires. Don't ask how I know this.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-20-2002 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oops Mark????????


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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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TurboGT
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posted 11-20-2002 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uhhh...yeah. Unfortunately, broken driveshafts can lead to hurt valvetrain and transmission parts, too. Sometimes that .005 of E.T. just doesn't seem worth it...

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003)
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kid vishus
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posted 11-20-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TurboGT:
Unfortunately, broken driveshafts can lead to hurt valvetrain and transmission parts, too.


Yep. Stretched rods too if ya really zinged it when the shaft broke. Dont ask how I know. Except mione was a stock steel shaft.

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