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Old 02-17-2013, 06:06 PM
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Carbon driveshaft

Finally, another first........ Carbonfibre drivesahft for W208!!!! Still in the testing phase, but will be available for purchase shortly... stay tuned!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:06 PM
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I got my on also, accelerate feels much more direct !



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I would buy one more info please!
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190D 2.5 (x2), 190E 2.6, W202 C240,W202 C43 (C55), W210 E55, W212 E250CDI
What's the weight difference between factory as the carbon shaft?
Is it direct bolt on?

Would be very interested if could be modified to fit a C43 (should be same size, just 3 bolt flange instead).
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That’s amazing & interesting CF-shaft,

As i remember; the factory is around (8kg)....

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As i see; it is one piece shaft without center bearing,, the center bearing absorbs the vibration that can causes from the tranny or the diff.,

The vibration should concentrate in the center bearing area, without that center bearing the vibration will Scatters & transfers to everywhere,

i hope im not wrong....

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Aside from thw weight issue, how does this shaft test out versus. The steel OEM shaft in terms of twisting forces, torsion, on hard starts repeated quick take offs, etc. Is this still in testing or this is meant for a limited racing application?
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Aside from thw weight issue, how does this shaft test out versus. The steel OEM shaft in terms of twisting forces, torsion, on hard starts repeated quick take offs, etc. Is this still in testing or this is meant for a limited racing application?
Thats the whole idea behind this material... there are other benefits to carbon then weight. A good example would be a wood hockey stick and a composite hockey stick. composite material depending how they are built can store and release energy. You can feel the difference immediately under accleration.
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I got mine and looks to be high quality. Hopefully have it installed soon
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Originally Posted by cm60k View Post
As i see; it is one piece shaft without center bearing,, the center bearing absorbs the vibration that can causes from the tranny or the diff.,

The vibration should concentrate in the center bearing area, without that center bearing the vibration will Scatters & transfers to everywhere,

i hope im not wrong....

ZAYED,,
I was told exactly the same thing from the manufacturer & reason I didn't buy 1...
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I hope that doesn't happen because you need to cut out the center sorry bearing bracket to make the cf shaft fit!
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update..

driveshaft installed and drove like a dream!!! Did burnouts, launched it couple times ( tires spun a bit ), and drove it around for an hour, no problems. Passes my test!!!
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As long as it is balanced properly upon mfr vibrations should not be an issue.

Removing the center bearing cut parasitic drag.
Cf should reduce rotational mass as well.
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Excellent!

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I was told exactly the same thing from the manufacturer & reason I didn't buy 1...
The reason we went to CF driveshafts is you don't need the centre support, have lower mass and an overall stronger driveshaft.

CM60 - The CF absorbs the vibration.

The driveshaft from Weistec is holding up very well.
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Let me know when they are available because I am extremely interested!!!

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driveshafts are available for sale. FYI the carbon shaft requires you to remove the center support for the stock driveshaft.
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driveshafts are available for sale. FYI the carbon shaft requires you to remove the center support for the stock driveshaft.
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Is this a wgt reduction mod and et reducer?
Is stock ds a weak link when running tens?
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Can this be modified to fit the C43???
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00 W202 C200 & C55
"C43" & "W208 CLK430", sharing the same drive shaft,

i think "W208 CLK55" also can be used in "C43", it only needs to change the tranny & diff. flange from

(4) legs to (3) legs,,

anyone can confirm, what’s the different in dia. & length between

"W208 CLK430/CLK55" & "W209 CLK55".....??

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2PRECISE, can they make one with the 3 leg flange vs the 4 leg flange so it can fit the C43?
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if you look at the second post in this thread, member Tery, his shaft is a 3 bolt helicopter. In this case measurements are needed because 3 bolt shafts and 4 bolt shafts are different lengths.
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if you look at the second post in this thread, member Tery, his shaft is a 3 bolt helicopter. In this case measurements are needed because 3 bolt shafts and 4 bolt shafts are different lengths.
What measurements are needed and what is the cost for the drive shaft?
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