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    Default Alpha 1 Gen 2 Prop shaft straightening?

    Hello.I have heard that the A1/G2 prop shaft is made from 2 different metals that are friction welded together to make up the shaft. Does anyone know if this is correct?Also, what is the prefered way to correct a slightly out of spec shaft using heat or just using a shaft?Any information or comments are apprectiated!!Thanks!Pete

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Gen 2 Prop shaft straightening?

    pete, it is a 2 piece shaft that is friction welded together.have always been told not to straighten because bending back weakens the shaft even more.although i know some people do attempt to straighten them.

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Gen 2 Prop shaft straightening?

    Also, what is the prefered way to correct a slightly out of spec shaft
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Gen 2 Prop shaft straightening?

    Pete, sure you can straighten them... but if you bend a shaft and straighten it then you have weakened it. If youve got a $500. sst prop I wouldnt risk it on a $300.00 propshaft

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