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Old 02-03-2003, 07:10 PM   #1
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Is there a performance difference (stock) between the carbon and aluminum drive shaft?
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:42 PM   #2
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it wont break
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The main differance is that it would be truer, and would not flex. You do give up the light weight though.
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Old 02-04-2003, 02:23 PM   #4
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it wont break
yes..but once bent it stays bent.

get the new yokomo TC3 drive shaft..
best of both worlds..solid graphite and aluminum.
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Bend an aluminum drive shaft on a TC3??????? News to me.
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The graphite one bends, not the aluminum. But the aluminum is heavier so there is a trade off like always.
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I ran the carbon shaft in my FTTC3 for 6 mos in mainly stock racing, and then went to the new AE aluminum shaft when it came out and if anything my car has been slightly faster.....I don't notice any reduction in acceleration.
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IT depends on what you like. I personally suggest the aluminum shaft by yokomo that rc-zombies pointed out. But..... if you want to save money get the AE aluminum shaft. IT's cost is around 6-10 while the IRS which is also good costs 15-30 depending on where you get it. All i can say is that the FACTORY drivers for AE use the carbon one or graphite
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Old 02-05-2003, 05:39 AM   #9
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Hi,

as for the alumium shaft bending I have seen this done. and also I have seen the graphite one break. I run the new Assoc Alumium shaft in both of my TC3's. mostly for clearance as I have moved the battteries in more towards to centreline of the chassis.
The Yokomo shaft looks nice. I think Racers Edge makes a Mag shaft but it's around $30.
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a few guys at my track run the aluminum shaft due to the breakage of the regular one and I also feel that because it's a bit heavier it adds a touch of rotating mass to the car which should really help the car in the corners when off power. Just my $0.02
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Old 02-05-2003, 12:38 PM   #11
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i think the asso aluminum shaft is the best one, because it spinns very true, is very stiff and lightwight too (10g) (only 4g more than the asso graphit one).and because it is smaller, it has the same effect of less rotating mass.
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the AE graphite shaft is three piece and is being discontinued and replaced with the new one piece aluminum shaft!

the new shaft is super straight, my car sounds a LOT quieter now with it installed

and its a third the price of the IRS shaft
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Neo,
Most of the factory guys at the Novak Touring Car Race were using the alum one not the graphite one.......
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For whatever its worth-Walter Henderson of AE told me-if yourve got a CF drivehast and its not broken after a year-dont replace it.

But-if car is truly quieter with an alum driveshaft-that might make it worthwhile by itself.
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roughly 90% of the torsional load is carried on the outer edge of a shaft, so if the yokomo one is solid (not hollow), then it's only adding unneeded weight...

The thing I don't like about the new assoc alum one is the pins, I would think they would wear out the cups... Haven't yet at all though..
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