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      02-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #89
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I basically said: " here is 3000 large towards R&D plus its yours, all I want in return is a write up, pics, and lots of miles logged."

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      02-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #90
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I thought you were sending in a driveshaft?
No point since that would leave me with an extra driveshaft floating around and about 1200.00 lighter. Id rather put that towards someone elses CF DS and let them keep it, as long as I get all the tech specs from the fabbers
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      02-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #91
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Hmmm this sounds very interesting...my car is just sitting around doing nothing for the winter wouldn't mind getting some money for letting someone use my driveshaft for R&D for a carbon fiber one.
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      02-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #92
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you have to be local to florida the shop will need the car.
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My friend actually made a carbon fiber driveshaft for his senior design project for engineering and we basically came to the conclusion that the advantages of a carbon fiber driveshaft are hardly worth while
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My friend actually made a carbon fiber driveshaft for his senior design project for engineering and we basically came to the conclusion that the advantages of a carbon fiber driveshaft are hardly worth while
Yeah.....college didn't teach me much either,lol.
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I'd be curious to see why your friend came to that conclusion. The WRT dyno posted earlier showed a gain of 3.6% hp, so 5% might be optimistic. But still that's 10-15hp on a stock car.

What other ways can one increase that much hp on our cars? Besides headers... Full CSL treatment only got BMW to 360, that's only 10-20hp more than headers. Unless you go FI there's not many places to gain.
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there is another company that can do this for us. I have the link at work...
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      02-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #97
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I'd be curious to see why your friend came to that conclusion. The WRT dyno posted earlier showed a gain of 3.6% hp, so 5% might be optimistic. But still that's 10-15hp on a stock car.

What other ways can one increase that much hp on our cars? Besides headers... Full CSL treatment only got BMW to 360, that's only 10-20hp more than headers. Unless you go FI there's not many places to gain.
Maybe they came up with that number on their website in a FI app. Maybe Light weight Flywheel? IDK
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Maybe they came up with that number on their website in a FI app. Maybe Light weight Flywheel? IDK
WRT? Not sure what car that is... If its AWD, they have more powertrain losses than RWD cars
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Because the torsional load of carbon fiber isn't any better than steel and the harmonics are worse so it really only gives you an.advantage in rotating mass. Which I agree is important but what's the price on a.cf driveshaft
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Because the torsional load of carbon fiber isn't any better than steel and the harmonics are worse so it really only gives you an.advantage in rotating mass. Which I agree is important but what's the price on a.cf driveshaft
Where are you getting your info? According to these guys their solution has 3 times the torsional load of steel. And as far as everything I've read, carbon better dampens shock, so I'm not sure if the harmonics are worse either.
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well like I said Im willing to finance the test dummy and pay for gas too. you just have to be local to the R&D shop. :-)
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did you try http://www.pstds.com/?
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Looks like they're also in Florida. Anyone in Florida want a free carbon fiber driveshaft?
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      02-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #105
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Like I said earlier, No one gave two shits about my offer.
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      02-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #106
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They tested their carbon finer driveshaft they built vs a steel driveshaft and that's what they found this was a senior design project I can.further inquire if you like
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They tested a home made one. Thats the problem
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They tested a home made one. Thats the problem
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Villa if you're serious post in the southeast forum so we get a guinea pig.
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Because the torsional load of carbon fiber isn't any better than steel and the harmonics are worse so it really only gives you an.advantage in rotating mass. Which I agree is important but what's the price on a.cf driveshaft
oooh boy,lol.
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