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Does any one know if the new camaro is going to come out with a 1 or 2pc drive shaft?

The reason I asked is because I remember when the GTO came out I had a buddy put some tires on one and broke the 2pc drive shaft on the car. Along with the half shafts on the street but thats another story.
 

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The 2 piece is more prone to breakage under heavy stress. A 1 piece will be available if the production car ends up with a 2 piece.

Half shafts / center section may be a weak point as well if you plan on beating on your Camaro hard at the strip.



I sent out a call to the Holden guys. I'll post something as soon as they respond.
 

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BMR make aftermaket drive shafts for the GTO because they are weak if your in to drag racing. So I know they as well as a bunch of others will have a drive shafts and half shafts if needed
 

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I think I have a pic of the vert undercarriage....let me go check.....
 

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My pics do not show a driveshaft in the car......I could not get a good angle to tell either....
 

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To be honest with u I don't know if they are lighter. I help put a after maket shaft on a f body and it was heavyier than stock. They are stronger for sure. But lighter I don't know I'll have to look that up.
 

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Well back when I had my V6 Camaro a lot of them came with 2 piece ones. They either had a 1 piece steel or 2 peice steel. If you had the 2 peice steel you could change to the 1 piece steel and lose some weight and if you wanted to spend some money you could go with the 1 piece alumium out of a ls1 car to save even more weight.

http://forum.camarov6.com/showthread.php?t=9906

I cannot really say how much my lt1 driveshaft helped my times since I did a rear axle swap and got 3.42s and lsd at the same time. but either way it is lighter then a stock 2 piece one, usually only costs like $25, AND most important, is likely not to have a center bearing go bad, and cause problems(like mine did)


here are some pics for comparision same years:

2 piece steel


1 piece steel


1 piece aluminium
 

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I never understood the purpose of a 2-piece driveshaft, especially when other models of the SAME CAR have 1-piece.

It wasn't that fact for me, it's why in such a SHORT distance??????
 

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Another reason given for 2 piece shafts on production cars, is to reduce NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). The 2 -piece helps isolate the rear of the car from passenger compartment. That's one of the excuses the use for the 2 piece shaft in my Stang anyway.

The stock D/S (in the Stang) is about 46 lbs. An aluminum 1 piece about 17 lbs. So a significant drop in rotating mass.
 

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Another reason given for 2 piece shafts on production cars, is to reduce NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). The 2 -piece helps isolate the rear of the car from passenger compartment. That's one of the excuses the use for the 2 piece shaft in my Stang anyway.

The stock D/S (in the Stang) is about 46 lbs. An aluminum 1 piece about 17 lbs. So a significant drop in rotating mass.
I can back that up, too. Ive heard the noise excuse. The Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft is lighter.
 

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Another reason given for 2 piece shafts on production cars, is to reduce NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). The 2 -piece helps isolate the rear of the car from passenger compartment. That's one of the excuses the use for the 2 piece shaft in my Stang anyway.

The stock D/S (in the Stang) is about 46 lbs. An aluminum 1 piece about 17 lbs. So a significant drop in rotating mass.
I call BS on that. That does not even make sense. With a 2 piece it has to use a carrier bearing in the middle that is attached to the "passenger compartment". More parts to rotate and make noise!:eek:

I know it is not your reason, but one given to you.

Anyways, carry one. ;)
 

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Do you think maybe another reason for a 2 piece is safety?


BTW did anyone find out about the holden zeta cars if they have a 1 or 2?
 
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