We have released our new carbon shafts with our “new Bond Technology” call for more info about this, its a company secret and were not going to tell the other driveshaft manufacturers what we now know and they dont.
Carbon Fiber shaft is15.5lbs
We have been working with Carbon fiber for a few months here at DSS, we actually have been waiting for our new 9500Rpm actual speed balancer to be able to not only bring the Carbon shafts into production, but also make sure they are the best balanced and manufactured shafts available. We have done several “test” shafts and will be ready to go into production in the very near future with this shaft. it will be a 3-3/8” carbon shaft with a special 30 spline ends (same spline as a Viper T56 output and not the standard 28 spline) This custom lightened Porsche style 930 joint is custom made with High grade aerospace grade proprietary material (its a modified 300m from a 475 year old mill in Sweden and about 15% stronger) we have finished destructive testing on all parts to ensure its ability to endure the punishment of this platform.
those billet drive shaft couplers don’t make vibrations???
No not at all, in fact the way the pins stick out of the trans and diff show just how straight it can be. The pins are ground with the bearing surfaces on the trans and diff (if you remove this pin for any reason and have a problem you cant go back to stock or our verified system) so its an exact center line. the billet plates are machined on center and the flanges mount at a larger diameter and pilot making it better than any u-bolt style yoke. We have recently done extensive testing with our new balancing machine with Roush/Fenway on a vibration problem NASCAR has been having. If you have ever seen a race team set up a rear end they use a ball mount that sits where the u-joint mounts to check the run out on The pinion yoke, all yokes have run out. They check them to make sure they are not beyond tolerance (and quite a few are) with the plate and flange we have been able to get a more concentric center line, in fact when we tooled up the new balancer (spins 9500rpm) we ended up using flanges instead of yokes because each time the yoke was taken off and remounted it was not with in tolerance for the balancer (centering on the splines). The flanges hold true no matter how many times they are re-mounted. Roush took a few flange samples with them to make pinion mounts for the flanges…..
- 2010-2012 Chevy Camaro w/ V8 and manual trans