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Old 02-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #5
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Re: Driveshaft Question

There are alot of good threads about light-weight driveshafts on 3si. As far as I know you can get 1, 2, or 3 piece ones made from CF, aluminum, and possibly one more material that I can't think of right now.

The advantage of them is not only the weight reduction, but the weight reduction is in a key place...the drivetrain. This is a reduction in rotational mass, which means less parasitic drivetrain loss of hp...which is good as this is one of downsides of AWD.

The one piece lightweight DSs cause some people to complain about vibration, so some recommend going with a slightly heavier (but still less than stock) 2pc. Others say you can simply flip the driveshaft over and it will stop the vibration (if there was any)...I have no personal experience withe them, so I recommend checking out the threads on 3si and seeing what actual owners have to say.
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