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    Drive Shaft Worries ?

    I have the 2017 Challenger Hellcat automatic, stock on drag radials, should the drive shaft hold up ok or when should I start to worry about it breaking ? I don't plan to add any more power to the car (maybe) , but has anyone else broke a drive shaft just on drag radials with a stock Hellcat ? Or at what HP should I start to think about upgrading drive shaft & axles ? Info is appreciated, Thanks.



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    I'm wondering the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRW114 View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing.
    yeah , If necessary, I would rather replace now instead of it breaking first & maybe tearing up other stuff ?

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    Didn't they change the ds in 16 to a stronger one because everyone was breaking the 15 shafts?
    i do know the dad shafts are hit or miss on fitment and vibration (even dampened)... g force might have one and qa1 is working on theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifty View Post
    Didn't they change the ds in 16 to a stronger one because everyone was breaking the 15 shafts?
    i do know the dad shafts are hit or miss on fitment and vibration (even dampened)... g force might have one and qa1 is working on theirs.
    I don't know about the stronger ds but I hope they did, I hope the stock ds will handle drag radials ? I do have Auto trans. so it's a little easier on ds. Does anyone else know about the updated stock stronger ds in the 2016 & 2017 Hellcats ?

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    If your running drag radials you should get the drive shaft. The 16 shafts are breaking as well with stock power and drag radials.
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    Does this void rhe warranty? Also should you upgrade the ds only with drag tires or going to 305 or 315s as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike929 View Post
    Does this void rhe warranty? Also should you upgrade the ds only with drag tires or going to 305 or 315s as well?

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    Warranty should be good, I've seen & read that on DR's or slicks it's likely to break stock DS when the car hooks hard enough times. I wanted that piece of mind (as much as possible ) & not tear up other stuff when & if it does break. If you have to pay for tow home, other stuff that it will tear up & buy another DS any way , it pays to go ahead & do it before hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badcat View Post
    Warranty should be good, I've seen & read that on DR's or slicks it's likely to break stock DS when the car hooks hard enough times. I wanted that piece of mind (as much as possible ) & not tear up other stuff when & if it does break. If you have to pay for tow home, other stuff that it will tear up & buy another DS any way , it pays to go ahead & do it before hand.
    Great, I was really wondering about. Being that it seems the majority of owners find the 275 lacking, this is good news. But of course check with your dealer(s) in your area. I would think you would get inconsistent messages but you never know.

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