J-Fiber E46 M3 Manual/SMG Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
The 1-piece driveshaft for the E46 M3 Manual/SMG is a complete Carbon Fiber shaft that is approximately 1/2 the weight of the factory 2-piece driveshaft. The 1-piece carbon shaft features larger, replaceable cv-joints and can handle the abuse. We had the tubing custom wound with a high modulus fiber to ensure the strength while making it small enough to clear everything under the car. All of the factory shields, plates and covers can be used without any alteration to the car at all. The ends are made from 6061-T6 aluminum and that shaft weighs a mere 10.5lbs. Not only will the car feel more responsive but it will also make a noticeable difference on the noise level in the car.
By removing the factory 2-piece shaft and installing a single shaft, the car will feel more responsive due to the lighter weight of the shaft and also the fact that the hanger bearing is not moving up and down during acceleration. Available for most popular motor/trans combinations, if you don’t see yours listed, custom shafts are also available.
We have had some warranty issues regarding damaged driveshafts (carbon fiber). After some research on our part, we found a common denominator that the driveshafts were damaged 11-12 inches from the differential. The culprit it turns out is either subframe, differential, or transmission mounts/bushings failing and allowing movement of various drivetrain parts resulting in the driveshaft striking the rear brace. As this is not an issue with Driveshaft Shop parts but a maintenance/age issue, we will not be offering warranty for this issue any longer. Regardless if you have one of our driveshafts or not please be aware of this issue for the health of your vehicle and its parts.
1 Year Limited Warranty from J-Fiber Carbon.
Product is Built to Order and takes about 7-10 days before shipping from Taiwan.