Does the R/T have one, if not does someone make one. Sorry if this has been discussed before. Thanks
There expensive, They wanted 6-800 dollars for one on my mustang, but I bought the aluminum d/s for 200.00. It's not just the weight off the vehicle but any weight off the rotational mass does help.Jadkyl said:Hmm... If I do remember, there's a division of General Dynamics that make composite drive shafts. Wonder how much one of those would go for? :wink:
Rotational mass means anything thats rotating on the vehicle. You multiply it by like 4. For example taking weight off the rims is also rotational mass. Anything that is in motion on the vehicle in weight reduction is the key here. So if you lose 10 LBS on the driveshaft it's like losing a total of 40 lbs of vehicle weight because it's related to the drivetrain. This example may not be perfect but you get the idea :happy:farkedup said:what all would it help? I always thought of it as a weight reduction measure.
Everything !!! Engine ,transmission, u joints, differential , torque output , lower et's , all this plus lighter weight!!! I think we should get a driveshaft and half shafts built from aluminum , take it to the track before and after then post our results...... I bet it would be worth ..3 tenths in a Quarter plus a couple of mph!!farkedup said:what all would it help? I always thought of it as a weight reduction measure.
I'll let you know how it turns out. Any weight reduction from the driveline will be an improvement. Engine ,tranny, and diff will have less load to carryGLHS837 said:Given that each 100lbs is supposed to a 10th, youd need to lose 300lbs. Im betting your savings are not even going to be close to that. Even if an aluminum shaft save you 30lbs, and rotation doubles that to 60, and I'm pretty sure you wont save that much, and it wont double your savings. And the halfshafts even less.
The LX driveshafts are not that long, I;'m betting less than 24lbs savings at best. Less, maybe 15 or so on the halfs. Less than 75lbs total. Even if rotation doubles than to 150, you've made a .15 betterment to your times.