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05-09-2019 09:27 AM
Hodgdon Extreme
Originally Posted by Posh469 View Post
Doing the same swap here soon - do they make CF Driveshafts?

What is everyone's preference or opinion on Steel vs. Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
Yes, they'll do carbon.

Steel: Works fine

Aluminum: Lighter, about 1.5-1.75 times the price of steel, tend to be less prone to vibration, absorb some degree of drivetrain shock, are usually bigger diameter than steel and are stronger as a consequence (despite aluminum being weaker than steel)

Carbon: Lighter, bling bling, about 2-2.5 times price of Aluminum, super strong, super light, absorb some drivetrain shock

For my money, aluminum is the way to go because it's a solid improvement over steel for what I consider a "reasonable" price premium. Carbon takes it a step farther but it's way more money and the dollar:improvement ratio (value) isn't as good as aluminum.
05-09-2019 07:38 AM
Originally Posted by mesooohoppy View Post
^^ Hahaha

Doing the same swap here soon - do they make CF Driveshafts?

What is everyone's preference or opinion on Steel vs. Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?

Thanks in advance!
05-08-2019 03:13 PM
mesooohoppy LMGTFY
05-08-2019 12:55 PM
Trd123 Thank you!
05-08-2019 12:44 PM
Hodgdon Extreme

These guys are the best. They're not cheap but they're not unreasonable, either. Highly recommend. You won't even need to measure anything, they know exactly how to make an IS300/R154 shaft fit just right.

Else, local driveshaft stores are pretty common, and can probably build what you need. They'll likely be a bit cheaper than DSS, but it's unlikely the quality will be the same.
05-08-2019 12:38 PM
r154 transmisson drive shaft?

Im doing a manual swap and I got the r154 tranmission i got a 02 is300 and am wondering what or where i can get a drive shaft that will fit it correctly and hold up

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