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Old 04-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Help!!! Driveshaft Broke!!! Replacement?

Today I broke my driveshaft getting on the interstate. I guess I'm going to upgrade due to having 700 HP. If anyone can help me with some suggestions on what to do I would love the help.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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DSS 1 piece aluminum
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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Contact Frank at DSS; he's a vendor here. They make a 1-piece aluminum or carbon fiber replacement that can easily handle the power.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Are you 100% sure it was the DS and not the output shaft on the trans? I see you have a 2010. Is it an early 2010 M6?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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Contact Frank at DSS; he's a vendor here. They make a 1-piece aluminum or carbon fiber replacement that can easily handle the power.
I'm still alittle leary about CF reliability-BUT NOT from personal experience
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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I'm still alittle leary about CF reliability-BUT NOT from personal experience
Same here. This is why I went with aluminum!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
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Same here. This is why I went with aluminum!
Any issue with exhaust clearance?
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #9
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Uh.... um.... ask me Sunday. It's still in the box in my garage.

I'm putting it in Saturday. I can't see any issues and the CF one I installed in a buddy's fit perfect... heat shield and all!
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It broke in the rear close to the rearend and I'm glad it did because it fell down on the cross brace so it didn't hit the ground and flip the car. Got to get something to hold the power! If anyone here can give me info on how to contact DSS that would be nice.
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Here ya go:

http://www.driveshaftshop.com/domest...maro/2010-2011
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:20 AM   #13
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I am getting ready to take my camaro to the same power level as you but before I do that I am going to get the DSS one piece driveshaft for added insurance. May also look at getting safety loops to contain the driveshaft JUST IN CASE something does go wrong even after the upgrade.
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I am getting ready to take my camaro to the same power level as you but before I do that I am going to get the DSS one piece driveshaft for added insurance. May also look at getting safety loops to contain the driveshaft JUST IN CASE something does go wrong even after the upgrade.
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Are you still running the stock axles in the rear?
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Yes. I figured they would have broken before the driveshaft due to me breaking one of the axles at stock hp. But I was waiting to see what failed and then fixing what it needs as it's needed.
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Talk to frank, he will likely cut you a killer deal package deal on the shaft and axels.

And with the safety loop.... A loop that works with the DSS shaft is still in development as the typical one won't... so I've been told.
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Talk to frank, he will likely cut you a killer deal package deal on the shaft and axels.

And with the safety loop.... A loop that works with the DSS shaft is still in development as the typical one won't... so I've been told.

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If you need a place to put the driveshaft in, I can help. I have a lift in Bowling Green and can trailer the car for you. All I'd ask for is gas money.
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Heard good things about DSS. Sounds like they're the choice you'll want to go with.
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Talk to frank, he will likely cut you a killer deal package deal on the shaft and axels.

And with the safety loop.... A loop that works with the DSS shaft is still in development as the typical one won't... so I've been told.
True on the safety loop...

Here is what I did for mine... I added four inches of material after cutting it on the line where it was bent to shape... I then added the gussets on the side and it worked perfectly...
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True on the safety loop...

Here is what I did for mine... I added four inches of material after cutting it on the line where it was bent to shape... I then added the gussets on the side and it worked perfectly...

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Jannetty Racing is finishing my build up as I type. +1 on the loop-it's a SAFTEY necessity! My invoice indicates :
Product ID: MDL-3100(google Metco drive shaft loop) was installed with a DSS 3.5" Alum DS. I don't know if there was any fabricating or tweaking needed. Call and ask for Kris-I'm sure he would be more than helpful with details. Also,from tranny back everything drivetrain related is DSS. Nothing but good things to say about their product and the most important IMO Excellent Customer Service! Goodluck!
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If you need a place to put the driveshaft in, I can help. I have a lift in Bowling Green and can trailer the car for you. All I'd ask for is gas money.
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If you need a place to put the driveshaft in, I can help. I have a lift in Bowling Green and can trailer the car for you. All I'd ask for is gas money.
Well done, sir! That kind of attitude is what this hobby *should be* all about!
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