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Old 12-05-13, 05:01 PM   #1
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Maybe I missed it but cant seem to find any info. if an aftermarket driveshaft exists for the AA80e and IS-F. Anyone know if theres an aluminum DS being made as a direct replacement??

I've used the driveshaftshop for past projects but looks like they offer nothing for the ISF.
Just curious if anyone has explored a lighter DS for their car..
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Old 12-05-13, 05:24 PM   #2
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Haven't heard anything in regards to the is-f but I had the driveshaft shop make a carbon fiber ds for my 06 sti build. would never do carbon fiber again because of vibration at high speeds but if a lightweight ds was available the the is-f it would be an awesome improvement! the acceleration/throttle response improvement was amazing
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Haven't heard anything in regards to the is-f but I had the driveshaft shop make a carbon fiber ds for my 06 sti build. would never do carbon fiber again because of vibration at high speeds but if a lightweight ds was available the the is-f it would be an awesome improvement! the acceleration/throttle response improvement was amazing
I'm going to talk to DSS and see what a complete custom setup would cost. I had one on my GTE IS300 and it made a world of difference...luv'd it. Never thought of doing one on my 08 STi but I bet that is FUN!
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My 350z came with a carbon fiber driveshaft. It didn't vibrate at high speeds.
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My 350z came with a carbon fiber driveshaft. It didn't vibrate at high speeds.
Their were a few people that had issues with the driveshaft shop as i found out after the fact. Ended up selling the car and parting most of it out anyways
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I had carbon driveshaft on my 800whp MK4 Supra and it was fine. Never any vibration on 4th gear runs on the dyno either.
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Anyone know the weight of the ISF DS? I'm not worried about vibration as the dss will balance it to 9000rpm which is about 2 times what most shops are capable of doing.

Nonetheless, some people experience vibrations and that would be a deal breaker for me

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There's shops that u send ur oem driveshaft in and try will make a light weight one with the oem ends
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There's shops that u send ur oem driveshaft in and try will make a light weight one with the oem ends
Yeah.... Obviously no one has yet to do this with the IS-F is what I'm gathering...

Spoke with DSS a few minutes ago and they can and will make whatever you desire for the F. They simply need a stock driveshaft to R&D and about 6weeks.
I'm strongly considering a CF DS as it will be less diameter as well.
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Yeah.... Obviously no one has yet to do this with the IS-F is what I'm gathering...

Spoke with DSS a few minutes ago and they can and will make whatever you desire for the F. They simply need a stock driveshaft to R&D and about 6weeks.
I'm strongly considering a CF DS as it will be less diameter as well.
definitely keep us in the loop
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this would be huge if you get it done. I would be next in line to purchase if the performance is there with reliability. good luck and hope this works out.
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Where r they located? 6weeks is a huge downtime
I wouldn't mind if I had something eles to do like molding a Wald lol hmmmm..
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Hmmm if they would comp me one I would loan them my car. They are less than an hour away.
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Hmmm if they would comp me one I would loan them my car. They are less than an hour away.
You should call them.... They'll do 50% off if you temporarily give up your DS for development.
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You should call them.... They'll do 50% off if you temporarily give up your DS for development.
That's actually a good deal. I would send them my driveshaft for 50% off.
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