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Old 02-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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what are the differences in drive shafts

what are the differences in the DSS carbon shaft and there aluminum shaft other than weight and price...
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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you would think this would be something you would ask the manufacturer ?
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i know your on the site alot and figured you would give the differences
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And why is the stock a 2 piece unit?
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OK, lets start with the 2 piece question. the factory in our opinion was going for a more European feel to the car and Holden (who designed this drivetrain) has been using this type of arrangement for some time. The shaft with a Giubo needs to have some sort of slide in the shaft, they cant use a single shaft with a slide as we all know the slider becomes unstable at certain speeds so the 2 piece was used, the 2 piece does have a slider and it also has play and its the reason the hanger bearing is so soft. The slider becomes unstable but is hidden by the soft rubber in the hanger (not the Giubo;s as they have solid pins i the middle)

We use the single shaft with the CV as its more stable during all RPM ranges, in fact the CV end of the shaft is always more stable than the u-joint at high speed. Going from a 2 piece to a single aluminum is a big jump, the stock 2 piece will have to twist up the Giubo-then the hanger bearing moves up about an inch-then the rear Giubo twists and only after all that the car will move. Its a nice feel in a Benz or BMW but this is a muscle car and most want to feel more connected with there car. So with the Aluminum shaft the car will be allot more responsive to the gas pedal input and will also feel more athletic. The difference between the Aluminum to Carbon would be this, the Carbon shaft is more torsional so from shift to shift the drivetrain will be smoother but not sloppy like the Factory 2 piece. The carbon is also superior at canceling any harmonic and noise in both the trans and the Diff so it will be much quieter.
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