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Old 01-29-2011, 03:26 PM   #1451
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I guess I better check on the carbon shafts as I thought this was the best way to go as Chris never mentioned anything different to me.
It does not seem to be a problem when they are new. They seem to have a shorter fatigue life under stress. They can handle WAY more power, but it seems that longer term high stress and harmonics weaken them. I know that in the turbine boats we use chromoly too. This is just the 'ol <.02
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #1452
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It does not seem to be a problem when they are new. They seem to have a shorter fatigue life under stress. They can handle WAY more power, but it seems that longer term high stress and harmonics weaken them. I know that in the turbine boats we use chromoly too. This is just the 'ol <.02
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Tom said he hasnt ever used the big 3.75" Carbon Fiber shaft that PST makes. I still say it will work just fine and is the best option on the market. He never said who's shafts they had problems with but the other ones on the market are a smaller 3.5" diameter.

I'm not a fan of a chromoly shaft that long spinning that many rpms, they dont have near the rpms limit a CF shaft does.
Both chromoly and aluminum develop a permanant twist after awhile, CF shafts do not.

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Old 01-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #1453
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Don't pee off the highway here in CA, Bruce... The hippies don't want you leaking on Elderberry Beatles or something, lol.

It does not seem to be a problem when they are new. They seem to have a shorter fatigue life under stress. They can handle WAY more power, but it seems that longer term high stress and harmonics weaken them. I know that in the turbine boats we use chromoly too. This is just the 'ol <.02
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So - unless you're going to make a habit of replacing CF-composite components, they are less than desirable in the long-term, cost-wise? I believe chromoly is similar in that way, too, but at a much longer interval, no? Please set me straight
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #1454
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So - unless you're going to make a habit of replacing CF-composite components, they are less than desirable in the long-term, cost-wise? I believe chromoly is similar in that way, too, but at a much longer interval, no? Please set me straight

See Chris' explanation above. I do not claim to be a metallurgist. I do know CF for its strength to weight ratios for boat hulls but have not delved into driveshafts. Two totally different uses. I am sure there are volumes on this topic. I trust the experts on this one.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #1455
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #1456
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See Chris' explanation above. I do not claim to be a metallurgist. I do know CF for its strength to weight ratios for boat hulls but have not delved into driveshafts. Two totally different uses. I am sure there are volumes on this topic. I trust the experts on this one.
It's fun to consider that without the epoxies necessary...carbon fiber is nothing more than strong dust....rub raw CF too much and it'll fray like polyester or some other synthesized fabrics.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:01 AM   #1457
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Ah, that one. Well the SST is just going to enjoy you and GTA in your Smackdown competition...

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Yeah but it is REALLY strong dust if you've ever been hit by a piece...
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #1458
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:41 PM   #1459
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Forget Camaro of the week this thing will be Camaro of the year when its finally done, certainly has my vote (and I thought I was really doing something with my build) pssss lol.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:41 PM   #1461
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #1462
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Wonder whats up?

I've got a meeting with him on Friday... Maybe I'll be able to dig up some dirt....

Ha. It's hard to dig up dirt when you will be out swimming...
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:46 AM   #1463
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Oh, forgot to tell you about that part.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #1465
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #1466
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Here is some of the brand new stuff that was designed for the SST by Chris at GForce1320. The CNC part on the left is a 1 piece 35 spline 300m stub for the SST. On the right is a monster strong 31 spline that would be a great upgrade for any one here who wants to put some serious power to the pavement. Gotta love bulletproof pieces. Nice work Chris ! This was definitely worth the wait.
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Here is some video of the spline work and finish profiling we did on your stubs. It's cool to see YOUR parts being made, these bad boys will be in your car next week



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That is so freaking cool. Wow.
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AWESOMENESS!!! Almost too nice to go into a car (thats gonna get beat on) he he, dont stop the MADNESS!!!
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Translation..... "mine is bigger than yours"

That piece is rediculous (Michael Scott in the background..... "That's what she..." nevermind )
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