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Steel Shaft vs Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft

Steel Shaft vs Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft

Most vehicles in this day and age come equipped with a steel driveshaft, in fact, a lot of components on your car are probably made out of good old steel.

Steel is used for good reason, obviously. The material is not only affordable, but it also proves to be strong enough to handle most reasonable applications. Well, unfortunately a lot of the world that we look at isn’t exactly reasonable.

When you’re making a good amount of power in a high performance application, steel can tend to twist and also bears the drawback of being quite the heavy material. To solve this problem, we take a look at carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber might be a lot more expensive, but with that expense comes a fraction of the weight and more than twice the strength of steel, at least in this situation. Check out the video below to see just how much further carbon fiber can go over its steel counterpart. Is this how you expected the test to play out?