What Causes a Driveshaft to Break?

There are several reasons of why your automotive driveshaft can break including bad u-joints, extreme torque, extreme stress, an imbalance, road hazards, driveshaft quality and a sudden stop of the rear wheels at high RPMs. Factory driveshafts are not designed to handle increased power, so upgrading to The Driveshaft Shop driveshaft is a better way of handling the extra power. Quality components also play a huge role in making sure the power is transferred and it will not crack.

The Driveshaft Shop designs their performance driveshafts from different materials including carbon fiber, aluminum, steel and chromoly and each one of them is stronger than an OEM driveshaft. They have specialized torque ratings that can handle your power and be a perfect replacement driveshaft.

Making sure the driveshaft’s universal joints are working properly will give you confidence while driving. Bad and worn out u-joints will only make the performance driveshaft weak and it will snap at the joints. The u-joints connect the driveshaft to other drivetrain components and can even link two of them together which is seen on rear-wheel drive vehicles.

All Driveshaft Shop driveshafts are balanced using a Hines Eliminator Balancer to ensure they are 100% true and will never be imbalanced. An aftermarket driveshaft that is imbalanced will cause vibrations and that will lead to a damaged part.

As an integral part of your clutch and driveline, the automotive driveshaft needs to withstand the outside elements and The Driveshaft Shop driveshafts will do just that. They will last longer than your OEM driveshaft while adding some more strength as well.

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