Driveshaft loop

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  1. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Has anyone checked/tested any of the available ds loops, such as the one from Speedlogix?? I have one that was to be installed on my '12 SRT8 Challenger and never got around to it.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I thought there was a thread on them. or a thread about how most cars did not need them, was a while ago.
     
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    Jungle Jim Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    If there was I missed it. Will look for it. Thanks 70Cuda. Just as info I had a B5 70 Cuda 383 in the past.
     
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    I would like to know where the driveshafts are twisting in two. Will be important in locating the safety loop as well as the design of such.
     
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    Looks like a 2-pc driveshaft from the factory. Dump that POS and get a thick wall aluminum shaft or a carbon fiber driveshaft. Eliminate the first weak spot.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I likie this idea. Who makes one?
     
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    Driveshaft specialties can build you one if you take the measurements. I think they have a page on their website that tell you the points that they need measured. You'll need a decent set of calipers to measure the u-joint holes and other diameters, although I'm sure you could probably go larger in diameter for the tube...but I haven't been under a HC yet, so I'm just guessing. Most major cities have drivetrain places that can build them, they aren't too expensive. Sometimes you get lucky and it happens to be the same length as some other vehicle made in the past and there are heavy duty versions you can buy used, like something made for a truck.

    Also, if the factory driveshaft is 2-pc, there may be a good reason for that (some angle that had to be solved), so that has to be taken into account as well.
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Same car, two separate instances.

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    I looked at DSS on Thursday and read how to measure. First point is wheels on the ground so you will need a pit or a drive on lift such as an alignment rack. I don't know who could crawl under the car in your driveway unless it was a tot. I didn't call them yet because there's not enough Chargers out there yet to see if they already knew the dimensions but I can Monday.
     
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    Pics from Rayzoo are scary looking.
     
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    Any further info on available DS loops for Hellcats? Or, alternatively, proven aftermarket drive shafts?

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
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    Cheap chi-com pot metal :mad: and isn't there already a "driveshaft loop" on the factory one?
     
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    Not a loop, the carrier bearing halfway supports the two piece. With Johnny Hellcats, DS, looks like the heat shields and exhaust system held the shaft from dropping to the pavement. (see "Hellcat on a Tow Truck")
     
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    Dr buick vendor for your driveshaft needs aluminum or carbon fiber and think he gives some money off list for forum
    Members and he has all the mesurements no need to do anything but send money PayPal and car info rest will be handled
     

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