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Thats an amazing video , I think the operator was very fortunate to walk away from that. I would say the driveshaft loop is mandatory.


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I thought they were for certain time class cars. Even if this guy wasn't required to have one, he could have probably saved a lot more in the long run with a safety loop installed.
Seems like he is/was throwing down some high HP.


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It seems tha tech insp guy missed something......


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With all the talk of safety loops one would think that a quality after market drive shaft is prone to snapping. No one has mentioned that safety loops are required for drag racing with slicks regardless of drive shaft construction. I think that my aftermarket drive shaft is stronger than the factory one and as such is less likely to fail. I have seen examples of twisted factory shafts but those were the result of increased power and running Slicks.

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The correct bolts are in....but what a nightmare it was to replace them! I got her up on jack stands Friday night. I was able to back one stock bolt out without too much trouble….but the remaining 5 just about sent me to my grave. I was able to cut the excess length off of 3 and get them out, but I rounded off the head of the 5th stock bolt. I tried everything to get a grip on it but laying on your back it’s hard to get any leverage. Finally Saturday I took it back to the shop that installed it. They had to cut off the bolt head and weld a new one on to get enough leverage to back it out. Finally after about an hour and a half all 6 new bolts were installed in addition to the Competition Engineering front loop. I took her out today and I will say that I’m impressed. I’m also very impressed with the customer service support from Shaftmasters…..I wish every vendor would treat their customers with class like they do…..excellent product and excellent people!

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The correct bolts are in....but what a nightmare it was to replace them! I got her up on jack stands Friday night. I was able to back one stock bolt out without too much trouble….but the remaining 5 just about sent me to my grave. I was able to cut the excess length off of 3 and get them out, but I rounded off the head of the 5th stock bolt. I tried everything to get a grip on it but laying on your back it’s hard to get any leverage. Finally Saturday I took it back to the shop that installed it. They had to cut off the bolt head and weld a new one on to get enough leverage to back it out. Finally after about an hour and a half all 6 new bolts were installed in addition to the Competition Engineering front loop. I took her out today and I will say that I’m impressed. I’m also very impressed with the customer service support from Shaftmasters…..I wish every vendor would treat their customers with class like they do…..excellent product and excellent people!
Hi Chris,
We're glad to hear that you got the bolts switched over and that your happy with the driveshaft. How fast have you got it up to?
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Hi Chris,
We're glad to hear that you got the bolts switched over and that your happy with the driveshaft. How fast have you got it up to?
I got her up to about 70 yesterday with no vibrations....I'll finally do a high speed test run on the interstate this weekend....

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