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HEY JEFF.....DRIVESHAFT SAFETY

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:14 pm
by Beau M
I was just listening to the podacst and you were talking about the driveshaft being in bad shape. I too used to think no big deal. I have since broken two drive shafts in the past 5 months. I'm lucky it didn't come through the floor and get me.... but both times it did a LOT of damage.

Here is the video from the first time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeSbGFyhuyw

Here is the second time, it happened on the dyno:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA4EVyOo7mQ

That time I had a drive shaft loop, which helped but the bottom of the car still took a beating. Both times it absolutely destroyed my transmission, and the second time it hurt my rear diff.

So, I would get yours fixed ASAP, and consider a drive shaft loop while you are in there.

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