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    Exclamation YCW Engineering Dry-Carbon Driveshaft - Pre-Order Special

    Hey guys,

    after nearly 20 months of long awaited anticipation, we have finally put the money where out mouth is and have something to show for it:

    the NEW YCW Carbon Driveshaft:

    Test Fitment on an E92 M3:
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    Comparison to oem:
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    for those who have been following our driveshaft saga since the beginning, I'm sure you are all well aware by now of the issues we've had with previous partners, and thus our decision to move on and develop a new, better product from scratch.

    in collaboration with a few key partners, we have finally finished developing a new carbon driveshaft that will hopefully help minimise the #1 issue that has been plaguing carbon driveshaft manufacturing since the beginning, be it aftermarket or oem: bonding

    what exactly is this issue I hear you ask? Put simply, till this point in development, all manufacturers (including ourselves) have had the issue of the carbon tube breaking/spinning free from the flange/yolk/cv, causing immediate loss of drivetrain power. This is not a failure in the driveshaft parts themselves, but rather, the bonding/glue that holds everything together.

    contrary to what some may believe to be a marketing exercise/scare tactic on my part, the reality is that this can and does happen (otherwise Nissan, MB AMG, BMW M etc wouldn't have had to recall their cars due to this issue, the most recent being the M4). A simple google search can confirm this to be true

    there have been several "solutions" over the years by the manufacturers including:

    - extended surface areas
    - flat surface areas
    - ridged surface areas
    - rivets

    all have failed to solve this issue.

    So what is the solution proposed by YCW that has eluded the other manufacturers, and has taken us literally over 12 months of development time to come up with?

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    The image above shows our solution; not only do we retain our old bonding process (extended surface area with high temperature glue), we have also incorporated our new locking mechanism which physically locks the carbon tube into the connecting joint, thus reducing rotational forces (which previously fell solely on the glue), and helps minimise the chance of the tube from spinning free of the joint.

    This new technology, coupled with our industry-leading flanges/yolks/cv's, allows me to proudly claim our product as one of the most advanced and durable carbon driveshafts on the market today, alongside our ongoing oem developments with Toyota Motorsports (TRD) and Ford Performance.

    Ok, enough with the sales pitch and down to the nitty-gritty; what fitments are/will be available and how much is this going to cost you?

    Initial Phase
    - E90/92 M3 MT 2006-2013. We have 1 sample available to ship out to a customer in the USA for road testing, of whom will be responsible for providing everyone with an update on the m3post.com forums (I will reply to all the PM's I've received after this post)

    Next Phase. Testing will be rolled out in the following order:
    - E46 M3 MT/SMG
    - E90/92 M3 DCT 2008-2013
    - 335i MT 2006-2010
    - 135i MT 2006-2010
    - 135i MT 2009-2013
    - 335i AT 2006-2007
    - 335i AT 2007-2012
    - 135i AT 2006-2010
    - 1M MT 2010-2012
    - E60 535i AT 2006-2009

    Final Phase. We have still to source the oem driveshafts for measurements:
    - 335i MT 2010-2012
    - 135i DCT 2009-2013

    Production will start on the corresponding fitment after successfully road tested. Only then will we begin accepting payments (no sooner). Pre-orders have no upper limit and will end once production is complete and orders ready to ship

    MSRP
    All fitments will be $1499.95 + shipping

    Tester Pricing
    All testers will be offered the special "tester price" of $1100 inc shipping. All testers must be located within the contiguous US

    Pre-Order Pricing
    All fitments will have a pre-order price of $1300 inc shipping (additional shipping charges may apply if outside the US, or you cannot wait the 2-3 week shipping time and require us to ship via Air)

    How to Pre-Order
    Please PM me and I will add you to the Pre-Order list. Again, we will only start accepting payments after road testing for that fitment is complete.

    Pre-Order Lists. This will be constantly updated
    E90/92 M3 MT
    - serranot
    - thongvua
    - BlauM3
    - Richbot
    - donut_boi
    - HolyChitMeng
    - deansbimmer
    - blowbackpolicy
    - 6ixSpd
    - Malek@MRF
    - E90who
    - Joe Dirt

    E90/92 M3 DCT 2008-2013
    - slicer
    - Milas
    - Chuck's M3
    - Todd0131
    - Not Sure
    - Lienrocs
    - rantarM3
    - capo1
    - Grayblack
    - AV9
    - Surquhar
    - amrazM

    E46 M3
    - youinreverse

    1M
    - martymil

    335i MT 2006-2010
    - bme30
    - silverbimmer335

    135i MT 2006-2010
    - Nosrok
    - raffists

    135i DCT 2009-2013 DCT
    - VegasJD
    - jturboawd

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Click here to enlarge
    Last edited by MFactory; 01-29-2019 at 12:50 PM.
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    Count me in for an N55 6MT E82 135i driveshaft.

    FWIW I am running a 1M tranny with a large case 3.46 rear diff, so the above should be correct if I am not mistaken

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    I need a shaft for N54 e92 with M3 rear diff

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    Please note that these will only work (AFAIK) with the oem setup, as they will be direct oem-replacements.

    I am unsure if they will work (in particular, the length of them) with modified transmissions/carriers. However, if your oem driveshaft is working fine without modification, then these "should" work ok.
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    Are you saying you still need testers for fitment? If so ill contact Micheal as id be happy to help you. Very happy with your products so far and I expect nothing less from your future releases. Either way, im interested

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    Do you have one for the 1M?

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    Yes, we will need testers for the initial test units once made.

    We have the 1M fitments in stock.
    MFactory / YCW Engineering (LSD's, Gears, Flywheels, Clutches, Driveshafts, Axles) - www.teammfactory.com
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    I'm in for at least the 30% discount. When is payment due and when will it ship?

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    Mfactory, I believe I read previously that these would be similar in weight to stock. Just want to confirm if that is correct.

    Thanks.

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    These will weigh around 5kg (11lbs), which is a lot lighter than stock.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blisstik Click here to enlarge
    I'm in for at least the 30% discount. When is payment due and when will it ship?
    We won't start taking deposits until after we have tested the test sets, which should be ready in December. Provided everything goes ok with fitment, the production batch should start around January.
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    Whats the difference between 9/2007-2012 and pre 09/2007 driveshafts for AT?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ericbh77 Click here to enlarge
    Whats the difference between 9/2007-2012 and pre 09/2007 driveshafts for AT?
    Different length and flange due to a different size pumpkin
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    Will you be making shafts for pre 09/2007 models?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ericbh77 Click here to enlarge
    Will you be making shafts for pre 09/2007 models?
    Yes, it's listed in the fitment list above Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MFactory Click here to enlarge
    These will weigh around 5kg (11lbs), which is a lot lighter than stock.

    Nice. My driveshaft is approx 8.5kgs. That's ~40% lighter. Keep up the great development progress over there gents.
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    What is the weight savings over a stock shaft?

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    I'm down for one once you get it made for the 135 dct
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    No E90 xi love?

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    Seems a lot of people are being left out with no E90 fitment. We just had two custom Carbon Driveshafts made for our shop E90's running E9X M3 Diffs, and Axles as nothing was available. Most of the track cars we see are E90's not E92's. Might be smart to add an E90 shaft, to the mix.

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    I have the M3 driveshaft (rather had, just sold it but will be getting another one) and just wanted to add I was incredibly impressed with the quick shipping, packaging, and quality of the driveshaft.

    I'll be putting it to the test but not as soon as some of you guys. Bottom line, these guys are doing some good work and it is priced very well.

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    Count me in please - N54 E92 335i MT 2006-2010

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MFactory Click here to enlarge
    Please note that these will only work (AFAIK) with the oem setup, as they will be direct oem-replacements.

    I am unsure if they will work (in particular, the length of them) with modified transmissions/carriers. However, if your oem driveshaft is working fine without modification, then these "should" work ok.
    Are you unable to do custom lengths within reason at all? For those like the above with n54+m3 diff

    I mean... That's only 2 other fitments really, e9x and e82. Might be worth someone measuring to see if it's even different at all.
    boop

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    So there is a weight benefit, but does this translate into realizable gains on the track? The moment of inertia of the dirveshaft is small, respectively.

    I haven't heard of many driveshaft failures, even on the 800+ hp cars.

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    Interested in one! 135i MT n54

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