Author Topic: How necessary is an uprated driveshaft?  (Read 865 times)

Offline AdzCM

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How necessary is an uprated driveshaft?
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:42:26 pm »
I used to run 170bhp from my polo, and for this past 6 months I have been running around 200bhp. I have a standard driveshaft and I have never had any problems with it snapping or needing to replace the c.v. joints.

Surely uprated driveshafts are only necessary if you drag race i.e. accelerate hard from a standing start or possibly track days?

I only ever accelerate aggressively from a rolling start and have never had any problems. I never use 1st aggressively, always 2nd and up.

Just wondering if anybody has ever snapped a standard driveshaft and why?