View Full Version : Whos running stock driveshaft?

10-08-2002, 11:41 AM
How fast is a stock driveshaft good for. Just wondering how fast people are going on their stock driveshafts. When do I have to worry about replacing it.

I have a 01 with a AL shaft. motor puts out around 400RWHP, it's a M6 my best 1/4 to to date was a 12.06 with a 2.0 60ft. I just put on a set of ET Streets and a 12 bolt with 3.90's hoping for 11.50's with a good 60 but wondering if the shaft will hold up.

Please post your times and setup on stock shaft.

Thanks Rob

<small>[ October 08, 2002, 10:42 AM: Message edited by: LEATHL_WS6 ]</small>

Tim 98z
10-08-2002, 12:08 PM
Sounds like you will be giving your more of a workout than i do. But FWIW I ran a fiew 1.63 60's and 9.90's in the 1000' (thats about 11.9-12.0 in the 1/4 for those who live in a state that builds full 1/4 tracks DARN arkansas)

10-08-2002, 12:32 PM
i ran 11.74 with stock shaft and moser 12 bolt w/3.73 no problems yet. my car has a a4

10-08-2002, 12:38 PM
Stock DS here.

10-08-2002, 05:13 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by LEATHL_WS6:
<strong>....But think I'm still gonna buy a loop for it, just in case.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">VERY good idea! Safety first. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

10-08-2002, 08:57 PM
im running stock still and cutting 1.5's stock internal... added the cam and going for 11.5's cam only on nittos now....

I tried the BMR loop and that doesnt fit.. i have yet to find one that fits <img border="0" title="" alt="[Sad]" src="gr_sad.gif" />

10-08-2002, 09:12 PM
Stock DS is fine for now. When you do upgrade, don't let anyone tell you that you need to get "So and So's" Steel Driveshaft for 400 bucks spend an extra 100.00 and get a good chromemoly shaft made with a billet yoke.

<small>[ October 08, 2002, 08:13 PM: Message edited by: Stu'sWS6 ]</small>

F8L Z71
10-08-2002, 09:31 PM
Stock STEEL DS here..

I originally had 2.73s <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

Usual 60's high 1.5's n/a

<small>[ October 08, 2002, 08:32 PM: Message edited by: F8LPONY ]</small>

gator's 99TA
10-08-2002, 10:05 PM
still stock here. bunch of 1.64 on the 6 speed.

10-09-2002, 01:39 AM
Well thats good to know a few prople are running that fast on stock shafts. Guess I wont worry about buying a new one just yet. But think I'm still gonna buy a loop for it, just in case.

10-09-2002, 08:50 AM
Great! Thanks Guys!

10-09-2002, 09:24 AM
Stockish driveshaft here, meaning stock front and rear yokes, a conversion rear u-joint (stock-1350), but the driveshaft has been re-tubed since it had to be lengthened for my TH350 tranny.

10-09-2002, 02:36 PM
I was now it is in 3 peices! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" />

10-09-2002, 02:59 PM
How fast were you running MYKDIVER. 60ft etc.

10-09-2002, 07:59 PM
I still use the an A4 they can live through some unreal punishment.... but in an M6 they tend to have a much shorter lifespan.

Good luck.