The Driveshaft Shop – Axle

About The Driveshaft Shop

The Driveshaft Shop specializes in the impossible. For the past 30 years, they’ve designed many of the driveshafts used in numerous record setting race-cars. The Driveshaft Shop offers a range of axles and driveshafts for foreign and domestic automobiles, including Audi, Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Lamborghini, Acura, Pontiac, Nissan, Porsche, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Dodge, and many others. They offer driveshafts in aluminum, steel, chromoly and now carbon fiber. All of the Driveshaft Shop steel and chromoly driveshafts are welded to the highest of specifications, while utilizing their new slow turn lathe mounted welders that use a special powdered core wire that offers greater tensile strength than conventional welding. Each driveshaft they produce is dynamically balanced at over 9000 RPMs to ensure unbeatable reliability. 

Axles by The Driveshaft Shop

Now that we know a little bit about The Driveshaft Shop, let’s review their axle level rating system. 

Level 0 Axles no HP Rating

Level 0 Axles no HP Rating
Level 0 Axles no HP Rating

This is a new axle designed and made for basic swaps and is an alternative to cheap rebuilds. This is not a racing axle in any way, shape or form. They offer this axle so you can complete your swap on a budget and purchase the correct racing axles at a later date.

Level 2 Axles 400 HP (Forced Induction)

Level 2 Axles 400 HP (Forced Induction)
The Driveshaft Shop Level 2 Axles 400 HP (Forced Induction)

Level 2 axles are designed to handle up to 400WHP where noted (see listings). They are great for street cars that will see some track time. These can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.

Level 2.9 Axles 475 HP

Level 2.9 Axles 475 HP by The Driveshaft Shop
Level 2.9 Axles 475 HP

In the companies ongoing quest for the perfect axle they have hit the mark with new Level 2.9 axle. These axles have been designed with the fast street car and all motor drag cars in mind. Designed to handle 475WHP these axles are made for any swap configuration and have one of the wildest heat treats known to man. This axle is a direct bolt-on and will take the power you want to push into them. These can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.

Level 3 Axle/Hub System from 500 to 550 HP

Level 3 Axle/Hub System
Level 3 Axle/Hub System

The Level 3 systems are made for the street car that is a bit on the wild side. These Axle/Hub systems have been specifically designed for each platform and will handle anything from Drag racing to Rally. This can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.

Level 3.9 Axle/Hub Systems 600 HP (Honda/Acura platform only)

Level 3.9 Axle/Hub Systems
Level 3.9 Axle/Hub Systems

This axle system by the Driveshaft Shop is made and designed for the fast street car or drag car with up to 600HP. This was previously a Level 5 (2005 and older) system and we have brought it out of retirement due to the fact a 600HP street car is now a common occurrence.

Level 5 Axle/Hub Systems from 750-900 HP (where noted)

Level 5 Axle / Hub System
Level 5 Axle / Hub System

The Drive Shaft Shop level 5 axle systems have become a standard in the industry for drag racing excellence. They have received widespread recognition for being able to stand the test of time with their sturdy build quality and brutal strength ability. When you’re racing for the win this is the system for you. 

Level 5.9 Axle/Hub System

Level 5.9 Axle / Hub System
Level 5.9 Axle / Hub System

The Driveshaft Shop Level 5.9 Honda/Acura axle system has become the industry standard for high horsepower street and drag cars all over the world and have been part of more record setting runs than any other axle on the market. It now features a specially polished spline plug and new high grade aircraft quality axle bars that are tapered in the center to allow more torsional twist and relieve some of the stress on the differential splines. These axles are made to withstand massive amounts of horsepower while remaining completely streetable. This axle is rated to 850HP.

Pro-Level Axle/Hub System

Pro-Level Axle / Hub System by The Driveshaft Shop
Pro-Level Axle / Hub System

The Pro-Level Honda/Acura systems is made to withstand the demands of the highest horsepower drag cars. It can currently be found in the fastest FWD Honda’s to date. Honda/Acura Pro-Level kit is a full drivetrain system that includes both axles. It features a Porsche-style 108mm inner CV joints, signature 33 spline outer CV’s and larger hubs to accommodate them. The most significant part of the Pro-Level System is the changing the standard 27 spline differential spline to 40% larger 28 spline spool, or 28 spline Limited-Slip Differential, and intermediate bar. If you already have a set of Level 5.9 axles, they can now be upgraded to Pro-Level axles for much less than purchasing a new set. This is drag race-only application made to withstand over 1000WHP.

The Pro-Level systems are also available for the Mustang Cobra, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Evo, Nissan 350Z and GT-R. Additionally it is available for Subaru WRX STi, Toyota Supra and others. These systems are designed to withstand over 1000WHP at the track. However they are still street-able enough to drive back home afterwards.

Axle Bar Upgrades

Axle Bar Upgrades by The Driveshaft Shop
Axle Bar Upgrades

The Driveshaft Shop Axle Bar Upgrades are designed as a less expensive alternative. This allows them to complete axles for certain AWD and RWD applications. These kits use the factory CV joints and come with axle boots, boot clamps and grease packets. Just disassemble your factory axles and replace the factory axle bars with heavy duty chromoly axle bars. 

Road Race Upgrade

Standard grease liquefies at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temp grease has a much higher break down temp. We have a vented boot that keeps the boot from expanding. The benefits are keeping c.v. temps down, which pro longs axle life and boot life. In road race settings axle failure 9 times out of 10 caused by high temperatures in the c.v’s.

In Conclusion

Driveshaft Shop continues to grow and research on a constant basis day after day. Their company strives to keep up with the ever-changing automotive aftermarket industry and take up challenges involved in producing racing axle’s today. Your manufacturer needs to know a lot more today to design and produce a perfect driveshaft, especially with vehicles making such higher power than decades prior. The Driveshaft Shop stands up to the challenge and makes them a great choice for your vehicle, and allows you to have a confidence in your manufacturer.