BGRS AE86 Driveshaft Safety Loop
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AE86 Corollas came with 2 piece driveshafts from the factory for all trims, regardless of the powerplant. A common modification is to replace the worn 2 piece unit with a lighter and simpler single piece driveshaft.
However, did you know that an unbraced driveshaft is a serious safety risk? If the U-joints or some other part of the driveshaft fail while at speed, the nose of the driveshaft can dig into the ground and literally pole vault the car into the air. For this reason, many racing organizations require a bracket or some kind of containment device to be installed on cars using single piece driveshafts running from the front to the rear of the vehicle.
Link to Motor Trend Article - Drive Shaft Safety Loop
Our loops are made from 3/16th thick steel for strength and long-term durability. After they are cut and bent, they are then treated to a thick coat black powdercoating. These loops can be installed using the existing hardware that originally is used to fasten the driveshaft center bearing to the underside of the chassis.
The loops are shaped to allow for the driveshaft to vertically articulate as the rear axle compresses and rebounds. Our test car was a stock 4AGE powered AE86 with moderately shorter shocks than OEM and there was plenty of clearance at full droop with the car in the air!
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