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Old 11-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Mark Williams Enterprises

I'm looking for a good source for a driveshaft and / or axles. I'm aware of DSS, and Hendrix, but also found this organization. Has anyone dealt with them for DS and Axles for their vehicles?

Their products and options look awesome, not to mention their pricing is very reasonable, also appears they have the patent on the carbon fibre driveshaft.

http://www.markwilliams.com/driveshafts.aspx
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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I live about an hour from them and work about 20 minutes from there shop. I know alot of drag racers that run there stuff. I drag race a 67 stang that has there rear end housing axles and third member. I was over there a few weeks ago nice guys.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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They have been in the drag racing scene as long as I can remember. Also, don't forget about Gforce engineering.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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They have been in the drag racing scene as long as I can remember. Also, don't forget about Gforce engineering.


We have used them for years in our 6-7 second dragsters, etc. But they are not a supporting vendor on here so I would patronize the above vendors who all have excellent products that are proven for the Gen5 for most any HP.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:35 PM   #5
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Mark Williams makes some good stuff. But as far as 5th Gen Camaro drivetrain you can't go wrong with DSS. Excellent products and customer service.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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Mark Williams makes some great stuff.
As mentioned, you might take a look at our axles and driveshafts for the Camaro
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/categ...?categoryId=34

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Old 11-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
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I live about an hour from them and work about 20 minutes from there shop. I know alot of drag racers that run there stuff. I drag race a 67 stang that has there rear end housing axles and third member. I was over there a few weeks ago nice guys.
Thanks, for the feedback. That's exactly what I want to know.


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They have been in the drag racing scene as long as I can remember. Also, don't forget about Gforce engineering.
I'll check it out for sure. I'm always open to vendors that have what I want vs what everyone else gets.

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We have used them for years in our 6-7 second dragsters, etc. But they are not a supporting vendor on here so I would patronize the above vendors who all have excellent products that are proven for the Gen5 for most any HP.
I'll check out all vendors that have good products, and can provide what I need.

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Mark Williams makes some good stuff. But as far as 5th Gen Camaro drivetrain you can't go wrong with DSS. Excellent products and customer service.
I'm looking for a custom Chromoly setup that's reasonably priced don't see this option on the DSS website. That's why I'm looking at other vendors.

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Mark Williams makes some great stuff.
As mentioned, you might take a look at our axles and driveshafts for the Camaro
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/categ...?categoryId=34

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Hey Chris, will do for sure, if you have Chromoly setup feel free to PM me.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:03 PM   #8
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We can make the chromoly one, we actually did have one at one time but i t was so heavy (25lbs) no one really wanted it, it took out 2 diffs at the 2010 LSX shoot out. We can make it at time you want one with in a day or two. I would really suggest the 3-1/2 aluminum as it has already been tested part the strength of the stock diff and 2 different 9" kits. We cn also still make the 2 piece chromoly units if you prefer. here is what we have to offer


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Old 11-13-2011, 01:08 PM   #9
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Thanks, for the feedback. That's exactly what I want to know.




I'll check it out for sure. I'm always open to vendors that have what I want vs what everyone else gets.



I'll check out all vendors that have good products, and can provide what I need.



I'm looking for a custom Chromoly setup that's reasonably priced don't see this option on the DSS website. That's why I'm looking at other vendors.



Hey Chris, will do for sure, if you have Chromoly setup feel free to PM me.
I'll send a PM now, we supply the chromoly shafts with alot of our 9" kits. A bit heavier then the aluminum shafts but very strong and trouble free.
We can also supply our shafts with a billet bolt on front yoke to replace the 3 finger OEM yoke, that way there is no adapters at all.
We even make a rear billet yoke.. lots of options
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:31 PM   #10
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We can make the chromoly one, we actually did have one at one time but i t was so heavy (25lbs) no one really wanted it, it took out 2 diffs at the 2010 LSX shoot out. We can make it at time you want one with in a day or two. I would really suggest the 3-1/2 aluminum as it has already been tested part the strength of the stock diff and 2 different 9" kits. We cn also still make the 2 piece chromoly units if you prefer. here is what we have to offer


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I can attest to DSS being a GREAT vendor who stands behind his products. Your call but I would pay attention to what he says. I have his aluminum DS in my car currently with 700+ rwhp and an M6 and the car leaves VIOLENTLY on slicks. Shaft takes every ounce of the abuse and is much lighter than chromoly....remember rotational weight is heavier than just the sum of the ounces.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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I can attest to DSS being a GREAT vendor who stands behind his products. Your call but I would pay attention to what he says. I have his aluminum DS in my car currently with 700+ rwhp and an M6 and the car leaves VIOLENTLY on slicks. Shaft takes every ounce of the abuse and is much lighter than chromoly....remember rotational weight is heavier than just the sum of the ounces.
DSS is definately on the short list for the next phase of mods after the LSX gets installed. We're estimating over 800-900+rwhp., so looking at all the options for the DS and axles. Thinking chromoly for extra strength without huge price tag of the carbon fibre.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #12
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For the guys that have a 1 piece, do you feel any vibrations in the car with a 1 piece driveshaft.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:56 PM   #13
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None of the guys we sell to have had any issues, I'm sure a few will chime in here.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #14
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I have not heard a single issues from a DSS CV style one piece driveshaft, and I know of probably 30 guys running them.
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