Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chula Vista, Ca
Re: Steel VS Aluminum Driveshaft
I actually run a Alum, any one run one that didnt like it who has posted so far? or just what you heard? I did my research and called tech lines. Inland Empire Driveline was one of the first to be certified by NHRA/IMCA for their alum shafts. They currently have them in 2k+ hp cars with out a single problem. Benefits, Less drag on engine to turn, faster revs, more power to wheels, easier to balance, overall lighter. Im pushing close to 600hp/tq in a nearly 3800lb truck and so far not one problem. I have turned 6k+, long nasty burn outs from a dead stop and rolling and the general beating. From day one i beat on this. I didnt properly tq a u-joint and it fell apart on one of my abusive rides and only thing that happened when the shaft smacked the driveshaft hoop was a few small dents. Called them up, told them what i did and they fixed it at a discount. I love this site but a lot of guys talk about what they hear with no personal experience, even i have. Call someone who does it right and has experience, Inland Empire Driveline is backed by their tried and trued alum shafts. A lot of companies are recently getting into the alum shaft business, IEDLS has been in it for a while. and their u-joint ears are thick as hell.
462 forged internals, Dart iron 308cc, Crower cam (Small 545 lift.) solid flat tappet, Weiand team G, Hooker comps, 565 hp/tq. All in a tight bundle of American steel called a 69 C-10.