Charger Driveshaft weight?

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  1. PhantomWorks

    PhantomWorks Silver Member

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    Anyone know the weight of the charger driveshaft? I have searched and found a ton of discussion but have not been able to locate the weight?
     
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    Stock Challenger one is about 35lbs, Charger one should be close, maybe a pound or 2 more, but should be pretty close to the same
     
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    Wow! I did not expect it to be that low? Makes you really wonder if a CF(Carbon Fiber) or aluminum one is worth it?
     
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    If you are going to race it etc, then its worth it for sure. If you are going with the mindset of making more HP due to the driveshaft being lighter, or lower rotational mass etc, then its not worth it. The weight different is negligible, different size diameters etc. Going to a light DS you pick up fractions of a HP which on a 4400lb car is virtually irrelevant. The performance increase really just comes from taking out the giubo joint. The rubber joint in the middle of the car that connects the 2 pieces together. Instead of the power going from A to B to C, you're going right from A to C. Just makes the car more responsive, and your 1/4 times get a little better since you are turning just one shaft, instead of 1, to a joint, then through another shaft.
     
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    Well said!
     
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    And the DSS shafts are stronger for those guys with DRs.
     

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