Drive Shafts

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    Been looking at having a new drive shaft made. Whet to a couple of the local places and I'm not real happy with the conversations I've been having. I would prefer a aluminum shaft but the local guys are saying they can only do steel shafts. I've done a search here on the forum with no real results.

    I have talked with http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/?gclid=CIH5vuyZ_c0CFdgKgQodQUIBBA but I was wounding if there might be a couple of other places that someone can recommend.
     
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    Carbon fiber is a little out of my league. Besides I'm not putting that much power down and I'm not building a race car, just a street car. So a $1000 driver shaft would be a little out of place.
     
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    Think of it this way: The Driveshaft is rotational inertia. The lighter it is, the easier it changes speed and the less energy it takes to do so.
    People will spend a fortune on a rotating assembly and lightened flywheel, the driveshaft is heavier than both
     
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    https://www.iedls.com/

    I have their 3.5" aluminum drive shaft with 1350's. I am very happy with it, they are right down the road from me so it was a natural place to go, but still excellent product and people.
     
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    For your deal, a basic aluminum piece from PST would work perfect.
    Plus carbon fiber is not recommended on street stuff I heard???

    Or like I mentioned in another thread, I heard some guys buy an aluminum stocker and cut it down for our cars.


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    I will be sure to give them all a call. Both local shops would only quote a steel shaft, the first shop wanted $450 and that wasn't balanced and the second shop told me $425, but they could balance the shaft. http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...FdgKgQodQUIBBA quoted me $475 for the aluminum shaft balanced.
     
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