How many actual broken drive shafts?

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  1. Raymondhellcat12315

    Raymondhellcat12315 Silver Member

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    I have been reading that the DS is the weak link. But how many actually have broken? If you have broken a DS, please let us know here.

    Also, how much $ is a beefier aftermarket DS?
     
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    I guess it's not that weak of a link!
     
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    I know I've seen one car on here, that ran a 10.4 in the quarter twist two of them with drag radials.
     
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    I plan on twisting one:D
     
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    Only one guy? Not a high percentage.
     
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    Half the country is snowed in so not much chance to hook up now is there

    2 so far same car
     
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    One guys story turned into a "drive shaft issue".. But, I read it on line, gatta be true
     
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    The "guy" is the mid 10's guy in TX, who broke two shafts (there is a video) at launch with soft compound tires, and allegedly 100 shot of NAAAAZZZ (NOS).

    What worries me is it seems all of our cars should be in the 10's with tires, and not snapping parts off, and if Dodge didn't test this car's driveline with slicks contantly to see how it would hold up (can't think of a better way to test longevity and strength of a driveline) than shame on them...

    I can only wonder as to why the two twisted, but if if he was spraying early (I don't know if that is possible unless WOT) 100 HP and 100 pounds of torque on top of the instant HC torque could have done what it did to the DS.

    Either way, let's hope if this is an issue, it is rectified soon. DS eating is dangerous business, and if it is weak enough to do it at the strip, it could probably do it on the street.

    I hope this doesn't go the way of Nissan's launch control, and Corvette column lock :confused:
     
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    The fact the drive shaft is on a 2nd and 3rd change already, states there is a small issue, With most of these cars being in the snow belt, i am guessing, I am not the only one with one sitting in a garage with 26 miles on it.. and drag radials on order.. Also DSS makes the drive shaft, they are testing this week.
     
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    The question is not if, but when if you plan on taking the HC to the track with sticky tires,Frank at the driveshaft shop is shipping the proto type racing shaft today to a friend to start testing, nothing like getting stuck at the track with a broken shaft,LOL
     
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    it was 1 car, and dude did it twice....I'd hardly say that it's a problem yet.
     
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    anything over 650 hp I change the drive shaft on a shelby, Ive never broken one, but I dont want to either.. :)
     
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    sorry, 4 nic level changes.. its up to a AD..
     

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