Driveshaft is the weak link!

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by buddyg, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. buddyg

    buddyg Gold Member

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    According to a post on the Edinberg Facebook page the Black Hellcat broke the driveshaft on the first pass. Not good!
     
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    This is the second driveshaft they have twisted,, buddy you going to the auto show
     
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    buddyg Gold Member

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    Nope just makes me think twice about putting on drag radials and going to the track. We had CTS-V's running 9's and never breaking driveshafts, transmissions, etc...
     
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    buddyg Gold Member

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    Not sure, I was going to go to the supplier days but I couldn't because I've been in Florida. Public show is so busy.
     
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    Yes it is,, I'm going today and tomorrow, the rest of my week is booked
     
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    Alan Active Hellcat Member

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    Was at the auto show this week. Challenger and Charger Hellcats generate lots of enthusiasm based on what I aaw. Many people always crowding around. I had to laugh when looking at the power plant display. People would read the horsepower and repeat it out loud to their friends and everyone would gasp with envy and fear.
     
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    That's the problem,,I don't see myself getting close enough to the car,, and I have one... well maybe I can use that to my advantage, talk my way into the car
     
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    Jim Hetrick Silver Member

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    All in All a driveshaft is easy to change or beef-up for our cars. If that is the weak link were doing good in my opinion
     
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    I agree. Plus, this is likely the first instances of it. Once a few more are replaced under warranty, I bet they will find a way to make them a bit stronger, so they aren't continuously forking out replacements as more and more folks get their drag radials in stock?!
     
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    Yeah they can fix this for a few dollars going forward
     
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    If you are serious about taking the Hellcat to the track and using drag radials or slicks you will need to up grade the drive shaft or take the car on a trailer, I'm going to call Frank at "DSS" the driveshaft shop for a new unit, I was trying to find out if the HC shaft was a new unit or the same as the SRT 392 auto.
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    52123980AF Shaft, Drive looks like the only one on the Mopar site. Still need to do more research on it as well as look into a Drive Shaft Safety Loop
     
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    I have been building custom driveshafts at my business for 25+ years, as soon as I get mine, I will check to see what needs to be done to correct the weak link. Heavier tubing would be no problem.
     
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    Let us know if its possible to modify the original or if the shaft needs to be replaced!!!! Thanks
     
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