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Driveshaft Safety Loop...

Ok guys,

For my TBird to pass Tech and be able to make a 1/4 mile, I need a driveshaft safety loop. I know some of you are running one. What have you got?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 09:12 AM
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A couple factory, oem safety loops are on mine. Yours had 'em when it was new. Look at it.
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the OEMs don't count to most of the techs


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the OEMs don't count to most of the techs
Exactly...

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Yep, the factory loops do not count for NHRA.

I started working on one for my XR7 before getting sidetracked with the engine/trans build. Honestly, I probably won't get back to making the loop until this winter, but I will definitely post up pics and info somewhere on these forums when I do.

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Try PRW brand that is what I have on mine. I believe you can go to www.prwonlinestore.com.
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Try PRW brand that is what I have on mine. I believe you can go to www.prwonlinestore.com.
Any pics of it installed?

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what is the requirement? could you heat up some re-bar and bend it into shape?
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what is the requirement? could you heat up some re-bar and bend it into shape?
....must have a retainer loop 360 degrees of enclosure, 1/4-inch minimum thickness and 2 inches wide, or 7/8-inch x .065-inch welded steel tubing, securely mounted and located within 6 inches of the front universal joint for support of the driveshaft in event of U-joint failure.....

That's straight from the NHRA rulebook. Making one out of re-bar will get you sent home.

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If you're running on street tires, in a 14 second or slower car, most tracks aren't going to check for things like a driveshaft safety loop. However, they do tend to be pretty picky about the quicker cars with slicks.

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