While we're on the topic of drive shafts then,
With 4.30 gears and a 5.0 with an AOD, what's my drive shaft spining at for RPM at 100mph? My car IS governed at 175kph, and that's fast enough, but I am a bit worried about the RPM's of the shaft at high speeds.
Now I'm told, that a stock steel shaft can be ballanced properly so that it too is as reliable as an aluminum shaft, but isn't there critical mass to take into account?
As for safety, because our drive shafts don't travel up and down, a drive shaft loop at BOTH ends isn't a bad idea - I've seen what a snapped driveshaft can do
! Blow an engine or tranny, and yes - it's a pain in the ***, but blow a drive shaft, and you've got REAL problems. It can tear through the floor, your gas tank, wreck your tranny, or rear end. Nasty....