Dive shaft upgrades

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  1. WHT SNK

    WHT SNK Hellcat Member

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    I have my car on order and am new to this board. What is the reason for the DS upgrade ? Is this just for cars run with drag radials seeing hard use at the track or is this a street driven car problem also?Is this only a A8 problem or a M6 issue also ?
     
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    Seems to be mostly the A8 cars and with drag radials. Not all are "hard use" track cars, some people it was a first weekend out, think it also has to do with wheel hop and people not letting out of it in time causing problems to. I hit the tracks about once a year, had about 12 runs on my stock shaft, but I will be upgrading to a one piece in Feb or March. Its just better upgrade overall, even mine which is a DD, it just makes the drivetrain feel much more connected. It won't do anything to increase HP, the weight savings is negligible and only nets you fractions of a HP, it just makes it all feel more connected. If your never going to track our car, then I wouldn't worry about it. If you are, or are going to do it on a regular-ish basis, I would consider it
     
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    Spot on with what Aaron said.
    I don't do a lot of racing but when I do normally a couple hours away at some type of an event.
    So it top priority for me before next season.
     
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    That's why I want it to, then only time I really race is at MATS in Vegas, would rather just have the piece of mind. Plus I just enjoy how much more in sync the car feels with a 1 piece shaft installed
     
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    Thank you both for the answer and info.
     
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    its for A8 cars w/ DR's that go to a track.......if your keeping your tires stock you dont need a DS....

    i got one because i keep lowering my 1/4 mile times and am getting close to 10's
     
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    Even if you are running drag radials just on the street you don't need one. I ran mine at the drag strip with the drag radials and had no issues. I probably wouldn't do many mods and then run without one.
     

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