Anyone have one of these installed?
3rd answer down from the topHow much of weight difference is there between normal drive shaft and a carbon fiber one?
The factory driveshaft has a rubber coupler that dampens a lot of driveline sound.I have heard that too about these, but never did fully understand why they would channel more drive train noise. Is it the normal drive shaft absorbs more of the sound and this one just channels it?
Its not the same thing. First of all lightening the flywheel by 2lbs wouldn't be a huge change because the clutch/flywheel assembly weights 56pounds. A good lightweight clutch assembly will remove 20 of those pounds and THAT makes a difference.1-2 lbs is pretty good, think of making the flywheel lighter by 2 lbs, the car should accelerate faster with the lighter drive-shaft:thumbsup:
That is great info! I have one quick question: How is the drivetrain noise and vibration inside the car with this driveshaft; is it noticeably louder?Hey guys! Just thought I would pop in and give some insight into our CFDS! Powerlabs you are absolutly correct, the carbon driveshaft alone is only 1.7 lbs lighter then stock.
Here is some additional information:
OEM "guibo" = 478g / each
OEM "guibo" hardware = 367g / per side
OEM driveshaft = 2,220g
OEM Total = 3,910g
Pfadt Flex Disk = 92g / each
Pfadt Flex Disk hardware = 134g / per side
Pfadt driveshaft = 1,405g
Pfadt Total = 1,857g
Total weight savings = 2,053g = 4.5 lbs
Reduction in Moment of Inertia = 13%
During some testing of our C6 Z06 before a enduro event one of our other drivers, who also drives a C6 Z06, inquired about the engine modifications. He was shocked when we said that everything in the engine from the intake air filter to the tip of the muffler cans was stock. He was so impressed with the throttle response that he thought it had to have a different cam and tune. In reality it was simply removing the compliance in the OEM driveshaft system that made the car feel more responsive.
Hope this sheds more light on this product. Please let me know if you have any questions!