First pass.... POW!!! Drive-shaft says goodbye.... LOL

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    Wow, I thought I heard you could get 20-25 passes out of factory setup with drag radials before addressing the drive shaft.

    Track was prepped really well.

    Mild burnout on Nitto 305's 555's

    Car stuck like glue and bam! looked like mice running out from under front of car, little bolts/nuts everywhere...
    I have not looked underneath but assuming a junction point where two drive-shafts come together???

    Jason
     
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    Usually they just twist,, have you looked under the car?? 0300007a (1).jpg
     
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    I looked but didn't see much at the track. I am curious what all the bolt looking things rolling out from under the car were...
    I am sure I will hear soon enough.
     
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    Damm sorry to here that, I was also told you could get couple dozen runs on stock shaft, that changed my thinking, going with DDS Aluminum before I head to track, I am running MT Drag Radials they also hook very good, broke two half shafts on my srt8 392 Hemi M6 turning high 12's
     
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    Sorry to hear that, it seems to be really random. Lots of passes have been made on drag radials and stock driveshafts with no problem and others KABAM. I ran 10.8 at 125 mph on the Nitto 555R's. I don't think I would run mine again without upgrading the driveshaft. For sure wouldn't if I do the pulley and tune.
     
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    First mods recommended for the drag strip Drag radials along with a Driveshaft.
    I don't know about your nuts and bolts, but I also had broken a half shaft. My husband can tell you usually when I break car parts I do it good. I'm told the half shafts are built really well. Mine was replaced with a new stock one. They seemed to be holding up fine for my 9 second passes.

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    Warranty, they will replace it.
     
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    What is the Drive-Shaft to get at the moment? I know with other cars I have gotten a DSS.
    I am new to Dodge product...
    Jason
     
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    Yes for sure use the warranty, so when you upgrade you'll have a spare if needed.

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    Linda,, are you running all motor???
     
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    I have been running blower only. No NOS Nothing done to the motor except pinning the crank.
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    And you getting 9.70s ??? That's impressive
     
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    Which DRIVE-SHAFT do I need to get and where from??? Looking for aluminum...
    Thanks,
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    Drive Shaft Shop in NC....aluminum or carbon fiber will work....I received an aluminum one today..:)
     
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