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Anybody try one?? Is there really any benefit over Alum D.S.?
 

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Wouldn't Carbon Fiber be stronger and lighter then aluminum. Decreasing rotating mass while at the same time increasing rigidity and strength has to be better.
 

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FWIW........

When they first came out a few Lightning guys tried them and tore the $hit out of them. Ironically the first design (steel) has proven to be the toughest. Quite a few guys actually swap out (mostly due to them breaking) the aluminum DS for the steel ones.

Early model Gen 2's were steel........late model years are aluminum.

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I had a PST carbon fiber driveshaft on my 98 Cobra for 3 years and never had an issue. The car was making nearly 700 hp and over 550 ft lbs of torque.

After seeing what a steel driveshaft did to James Hensler's undercarriage, tranny, and bell after it broke at Smackdown, I would not go any other way on a hi hp car.

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MODCOBRA said:
After seeing what a steel driveshaft did to James Hensler's undercarriage, tranny, and bell after it broke at Smackdown, I would not go any other way on a hi hp car.
Did he have a loop on??

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Hot Rod Harry said:
So if the carbon fiber one goes south...does it just disintegrate into a bunch of fibers when it goes? Is this why it is safer than steel or aluminum?

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That is correct Harry.........just a cloud of dust!!!! and a hardy hi yo Silver..........AWAY!!!!

Ben Dorn
 
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