I bought this one from Summit for $30 bucks. They claimed it was powdercoated. The quality of the powder was not the best. I had to chop, grind, drill, weld and modify it and took many hours to get it installed.
What I'm trying to say is that At the end of the day, I'm very satisfied with the end result. It came out great and exactly how I had planned it, BUT... if I were to do it again, I would just spend the extra $50 bucks and get it from Forte's. It would have been a direct fit/bolt on deal and I would have been done in one hour.
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When you install a D/S loop it should be more forward so it could support the front U-joint. In the middle it can still whip around, although any loop is better than no loop but position is important
If anyone want a loop I should have more made in the next week or so.
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Mike - I never thought about placement - for my own person edification - is the front more likely to fail? If so, is that because it takes the initial force (torque) coming from the transmission? Does the type of rear end matter at all? LuisL has IRS, where the pumpkin is solid mounted. Would that be different than a solid rear axle car where the rear end goes up and down? Do the changes in angles make it harder on the rear U joint (on a solid axle car)?
Thanks in advance, always looking to learn. I probably would put it as close to the middle as possible before reading this thread - am sure there are many others out there.
Should the rear u-joint fail, the driveshaft will drag the asphalt (well, more or less). The reason for the driveshaft loop in the front is to prevent the driveshaft from becoming a "pole vault". If that u-joint fails and the front bites into the road at any speed......well...........bad things will happen.
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