CF drive shaft install question

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by paul suloff, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. paul suloff

    paul suloff Silver Member

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    Got my DSS carbon fiber. Looks like a straight forward install, but did it read about a shim to adjust pinion angle? Or was that just with previous years of Challenger? Anyway did not get anything to shim differential or any instruction telling me to.

    Found this on DSS info on HC Shaft?

    This single shaft is the same design that we have been using in most modern muscle cars for the last 2 years and is a proven and trouble free shaft for the Challenger and now the Hellcat. This shaft will replace the stock 2 piece shaft and eliminate the disconnected feeling you get from the stock shaft with its Giubo (rubber drive) and soft hanger bearing rubber. The stock shaft has to have the Guibos twist, then the hanger bearing moves up and only after all this happens the car will start to move. With this new Carbon Fiber (also available in aluminum) that uses a 1350 joint on one end and a Custom CV on the other will make the car feel more connected or more athletic. The response from the gas pedal will be more responsive and will increase 60ft times at the track. This shaft will require a small spacer installed under the front mount of the diff (simple as removing the bolt and slipping it in) to ensure clearance on the rear section of the shaft. This is balanced like all shafts on our 9500rpm balancer so you know its done to the best standards available today.
     
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    I was the one that asked about that solely based on the information on the website. I don't have a shaft but a few guys here that installed them said it wasn't necessary. RCC Turbos stated that there is no issue with interference anywhere as he can get his hands all the way around the shaft even in the tightest spots.

    You may went to call DSS but I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't mess with a shim unless necessary and I believe both DrBuick and RCC Turbos saw no need to shim.
     
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    I have not installed a CF one yet. All aluminum ones have been fine I have done 3 so far
     
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    No shim on the rear diff mount -- correct. DSS website says a shim is included and needed but looks like it may be incorrect. DSS website talks about a shim for both aluminium and carbon fiber
     

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