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Old 10th-August-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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driveshaft loop

Went to the track last night and got a differen't tech inspector . He really looked my car over from top to bottom and said I need a front driveshaft loop. The two inspectors really didn't agree with each other whether I need one or not so they let me run. I've been thinking of putting one in anyway with the stories I've heard . My question is who makes one for a 65 with a 2004r trans and a tci fourlink. Do I need to go custom or buy a universal and make it fit ? I'm hoping there is one out there that is a bolt in deal.
Car runs between a 7.6 and 7.7 in the 1/8th with et streets. What I read says 13 or slower in 1/4 mile with street tire doesn't need it. So I think the new guy is right. I do need it.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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Heey Joe. I would call TCI and see what they have. It certainly wouldn't hurt installing one or both front and rear. When the u joint breaks all kinds of damage occures.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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well 7.6-7.7 in the 1/8 is quicker than 13s like mid-low 12s, In the 1/8 i run 8.40 at 13.0 LOL

put on in regardless do you really want to pogo your car?
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Old 10th-August-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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I thought the TCI four link came with an integrated loop. Is this not the case? Maybe you can buy just the front subframe connectors with the integrated loop, it seems to be a nice fitting and strong piece.
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Tci comes with the rear loop. I need front loop. I know jegs and summit sell universal ones. Just looking for th easiest / best fitting one. Yes I agree whether tech is right or not its a good idea to put one in. Wont be long before Im running faster .
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Old 10th-August-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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I was looking at this so that I wouldn't have to drill through the floor. I'm not sure if it has the correct clearance. Keep us posted if you use it and it fits.http://www.ebay.com/itm/271018853920...84.m1423.l2649
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That loop doesn't look very strong. Just think of the speed the drive shaft is spinning when your doing 100mhr down the strip and it lets go. It'll tear that loop apart in an instant.
I've just fitted a universal Lakewood part no. 18000, it was a tight fit because of where the cross pipe on the exhaust is sitting and you do have to drill through the floor but ended up fitting real nice. I'll get some pics up soon.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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The lakewood keeps coming up in searches. Ive got x pipes which may make it even tighter. If theres no nova specific ones I guess I will see if the lakewood will fit. Only about $30.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the pictures Greg. Looks like a good fit. I'll order one up and give it a try.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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I have a universal one that I need to mount also and I have an x pipe so I haven't tried to mount it yet. Regardless make sure you put some strap steel on the inside or it will tear your bolts out thru the floorpan if it ever happens.

Supposed to be mounted like 6 inches from the front u-joint also.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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Just took a look at my xpipies. Its gonna be a real tight fit. Only about 1 1/2" between the driveshaft and the top of the x pipes. Gonna be a fun install.
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Better to be safe than sorry !!! If the u-joint breaks with out a driveshaft loop, you will be repairing all of the dammage plus installing a driveshaft loop, and thats if you dont crash the car.
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Old 10th-August-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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Well I went ahead and ordered the lakewood 18000. from summit. See how it goes.
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I just ordered the lakewood one for my 71. I'm also curious to see how it works out
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