Lakeville, MN, October 31, 2017 - QA1 now offers its award-winning REV™ Series carbon fiber driveshafts for 2015-2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats. Certified to the SFI 43.1 specification, these driveshafts are wound in-house for built-in strength and high speed capability while still providing weight savings over stock.
Rated for vehicles with up to 1500 HP with a max torque of 1000 lb*ft, these one-piece bolt-on driveshafts were designed to optimize strength and performance. A new version of QA1’s 3M™ Matrix Resin was designed specifically for high temperature applications and ensures ultimate torque capacity under the most extreme conditions. A high-strength structural adhesive bonds the tube to the CNC machined forged tube yokes using a proprietary 11-step bonding procedure, ensuring a more precise balance while providing increased assembly strength. Featuring a flange yoke rear attachment and a high speed CV joint on the front with a high speed sealing boot and high temp grease, the driveshafts also use a Spicer Life Series 1350 U-Joint, which provides durability and high torque capacity and is sealed for maximum strength and no maintenance.
In addition to being stronger than steel and aluminum, QA1 REV™ Series driveshafts for Hellcats are lighter as well. At just 24 lbs., they provide 27% weight savings over the factory two-piece driveshafts. The strength and weight savings together provide extended transmission and differential life, quicker acceleration and more power to the ground.
Carbon fiber also provides dramatic safety benefits, especially for racing. Many people have seen the damage that a steel or aluminum driveshaft can do to a racecar. In the unlikely event of a failure, a QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft splinters, so you don’t have to worry about it coming up through the floor board and seriously hurting you or your car.
Extensively tested before, during and after production to ensure the highest quality, all QA1 driveshafts are proudly made in-house in QA1’s Lakeville, Minnesota facility. QA1 also offers REV™ Series carbon fiber driveshafts in custom options in a variety of configurations. Visit QA1’s website at www.QA1.net for a custom order form and for a complete list of available configurations as well as a free catalog.
Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, driveshafts, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 83,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all-inclusive shock absorber, suspension component and driveshaft manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.