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is it possible to replace the driveshaft with a (archive)

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Posted by lighter one .... KC ///M3 on April 30, 2000 at 18:50:40:

In Reply to: Re: thanks for clarification! but where does that posted by Jon Caldito on April 30, 2000 at 18:42:09:

to reduce that power loss? A friend of mine just replaced the driveshaft in his 94 Z28, does anybody make a similar part for BMW's, perhaps for racing? I knew the drivetrain was responsible for the loss, I just wasn't sure if it was friction or what ... it should take less power to turn those things at speed since they already have rotational momentum, although I can see that acceleration at speed requires a change in kinetic energy which must can only be provided by the engine -- 40 HP just seemed like a lot. Is there any other way to reduce this loss, or is it impractical?

thanks,
Ken


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