Carbon driveshafts!

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  1. 96blak54

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    I bet it will still be pricey. My guess is double the alumnium DS.
     
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    carbon fiber driveshafts usually go for $1000 or so yeah pricey but its up to the end user to decide if its worth the investment.
     
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    Pretty impressive specs. The strength is there but I wouldn't have thought carbon fiber would be tough enough for a driveshaft application.

    Cool!
     
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    Koenigsegg build his whole car from carbon fiber...
     
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    carbon fiber has been in use for driveshafts, even the 2013-2014 GT500's come stock with them, the best part about them is if you break them instead of catapulting your car or destroying the tunnel it will instead just shred similar to a broom.
     
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    That's a sweet looking piece.

    My only concern would be the exhaust being so close to the driveshaft as it is on SN's. The heat might start to melt the resins and weaken it over time.

    That's why Ford put a special coating on the carbon wheels of the GT350. To keep the heat of the breaks during track events from melting the resin in the wheels.

    Also anyone remember all those Ferrari 458's that kept catching fire due to the heat from the engine,
     
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    Carbon fiber is very strong and heat resistant, helicopters use CF for engine cowlings and they hold up pretty well

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    Carbon fiber is very interesting! Understanding chemical reaction with this stuff is mind boggling. And what I do know for sure.....oxidation kills this stuff! In other words being exposed to oxygen without protective coatings deteriorates its structure. But this may only pertain to this companies carbon product
     
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    Funny thing,i just watched the video on youtube 2days ago about this one being built. i thought it was interesting.

    [video]https://youtu.be/wKYZYBX51hU[/video]
     
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    Pretty cool video. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    There is no big deal with the high temp resin vs the regular resin other then it just costs more. Same process, same mixtures it just holds up to heat better.