Gears & Axles - I don't think I will be breaking this driveshaft anytime soon.
01-16-2006, 05:32 PM
Just picked this bad boy up a few days ago. It looks beefy. It's chromoly with the extra strength trans yoke. Should go well with my new 12 bolt and Hoosiers, didn't think the stock one would hold up too long flashing off the line. Now I can do it with confidence :D Check it out.
01-17-2006, 01:20 AM
Can I steal it?
How much did that bad boy run you?
01-17-2006, 04:59 AM
Nice! Is that standard or heavy duty? I ordered the Strange standard duty.
01-17-2006, 07:26 AM
You can get it from SJM------------------------>
This is the $295($289.99 from SJM) chrome-moly heavy duty one and I don't see the upgrade for the trans yoke on the site but it was $179. Might be a little over kill but I don't like doing things twice and I plan to spray a nice shot sometime in the future. Contact Steve at SJM and he'll set you up with whatever you need.
01-17-2006, 11:40 AM
Nice! I see one in my future.
01-21-2006, 03:07 AM
What does it weigh? I want to compare to the stock aluminum (13.2lbs) and carbon fiber (10lbs). Thanks...
01-21-2006, 01:35 PM
Good idea, I'm going to weigh it today. I'll let you know.
01-21-2006, 03:05 PM
15lbs, not too bad.
01-30-2006, 01:06 AM
Thanks for the info on the weight of it. D@mn though, I sure hoped it would be less than the stock one though - unless the weights I have for the stock and carbon fiber ones doesn't include the U-joints and the weight you noted does include the U-joints. Hmmmm? You weighed it with the U-joints in place, right? Thanks again.
01-30-2006, 07:29 AM
Everything is included. How do figure it would be lighter than the stock aluminum one? It's 10 times stronger, thats well worth the extra 1.8lbs for the added strength. Carbon fiber would be best, light and strong but its also $700.
01-31-2006, 02:19 AM
My thinking was that possibly the Chromoly version would be lighter than stock because sometimes a Chromoly version of something is lighter than its aluminum counterpart since Chromoly is stronger sometimes it will take less material and end up being lighter in the end. But obviously, the Chromoly DS uses a slightly thicker material to increase strenghth greatly while still keeping weight down close to the stock DS weight. My worry with the CF version is that I have heard that something as simple as a piece of small road debris coming up and hitting it from the side can shatter it. I don't want to take that chance of getting stranded much less creating a very expensive CF broom for the patio!
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