BMR Suspension DS003: GTO 3.5 aluminum - rear yoke included 900HP, 7200RPM MAX

Description

BMR Suspension DS003 - GTO 3.5 aluminum - rear yoke included 900HP, 7200RPM MAX. The factory driveshaft in the GTO is the weakest part of the entire driveline. It's a two piece design that is only 2 inches in diameter and uses rubber mounts instead of u-joints. Not only do the rubber mounts contribute to wheelhop, they are notorious for failing on even slightly modified 6 speed cars.

Our heavy duty driveshafts are a one-piece design that use forged 1350 series u-joints. Each driveshaft comes with a cryogenically frozen front yoke and a custom machined 300M billet pinion yoke adaptor (shown below). NOTE: Due to the physical size of this driveshaft, the factory exhaust may require some modification. Most aftermarket exhausts tested do not have clearance issues. Steel driveshafts not recommended for 6 speed cars.

There are a few important factors to consider when choosing a driveshaft. The main two are driveshaft rpm and engine horsepower level and sometimes they go hand-in-hand. Each driveshaft is limited to a fixed operating range based on the driveshafts' diameter and length. Beyond a certain rpm, the driveshaft will begin to deflect in the middle, creating excess harmonics and vibration eventually leading to failure. This rpm is technically called the critical speed of the driveshaft. It is very important that you choose a driveshaft that is rated properly for your application, a driveshaft that fails at critical speed can be catastrophic.

DETERMINING CRITICAL SPEED

Driveshaft rpm is identical to engine rpm when the transmission is in 3rd gear for automatics or 4th gear for manuals. These gears are both 1:1 ratio. Overdrive increases driveshaft rpm (at a constant engine rpm) so keep that in mind when choosing the proper driveshaft. As an example, lets say you want to use our 3 aluminum driveshaft rated at 450 hp and 6400 rpm. The GTO has a 26 tall tire and 3.46:1 gearing. Basically, if the car could physically pull to the driveshaft limiting 6400 rpm , your top speed will be limited to 140mph in 3rd gear. Since driveshaft rpm is relative to mph, this will be your top speed regaurdless if you are in 3rd gear or overdrive. The bottom line is you would need to upgrade to a larger diameter driveshaft if your horsepower level exceeds 450 or you wish to drive faster than 140 mph.

The steel 3 shaft has a higher horsepower rating but the rpm limitation is the same. Most cars with head and cam packages have extended rpm ranges so even though you may be safely within the horsepower rating of the driveshaft, you will begin to approach critical speed sooner. Keep this in mind also when choosing your driveshaft.

Basically the 3.5 aluminum driveshaft and the 3.25 carbon fiber driveshaft both have high enough horsepower and rpm ratings that most cars will not ever exceed them. The main drawback to both of these is physical size. Both require shimming the differential down in order to create enough tunnel clearance for the shaft. We provide these shims with both of the larger driveshafts.

Product Summary

BMR Suspension DS003: Driveshaft for Pontiac GTO 2004-2006
BMR Suspension
Manufactured by: BMR Suspension
Model: DS003
Product ID: 5992
Price: $929.95
Condition: New

About BMR Suspension

History and information about BMR Suspension and their products.

Do you need performance suspension kits: A-Arms, control arms, brake kits, bushings and end links, drive shafts, suspension kits and a host of other aftermarket parts? LMPerformance has the bestBMR Suspension Products for your aftermarket needs. BMR Suspension products are innovative in design, are of quality construction and are affordable.

BMR Suspension products are proudly Made In USA and BMR uses American-made DOM and chrome-moly steel. BMR performance suspension kits manufacture its parts in house and fixture-welds every part to assure excellent quality. We cut, bend, notch, drill, and mill our tubular components from American-made DOM and chrome-moly steel. Every product is fixture-welded to maintain consistent quality. We bead-blast our parts and then powdercoat them on our own powdercoating line. Then we assemble and package the products in our assembly department. By manufacturing our products in house, BMR can control the quality at every stage of the manufacturing process. BMR Suspension products and performance suspension kits fit and work so well because they are street driven and track tested on BMR project vehicles.

BMR performance suspension kits currently offers Suspension, Chassis, and Drivetrain products for over 16 different vehicles including but not limited to Chevy Camaro 1969-2016+, Pontiac G8 and Pontiac GTO, Chevy SS, Classic GM Muscle cars such as the Chevelle, GTO, A-Body, B-Body, G-body, and X-Body, Ford Mustangs 1979-2016+. They are the leading suspension manufacturer in many market segments.

Let LMPerformance help you find the BMR suspension parts you need. Whether you are in the market for swaybars, a-arms, lower control arms, shock braces, subframe connectors, drive shaft loops, pan hard bars, torque arms, crossmembers, and more you will find a great price at lmperformance.com.

You can trace the roots of BMR back to 1998 when they were far sighted enough to determine that suspension products that were innovative and affordable were lacking in the marketplace and they were clever enough to use this knowledge to develop the incomparable company they are today in their facility in Tampa, Florida. They leave no stone unturned in the development and production of their products to assure you are totally satisfied with what you purchase and they are able to do this because all of their suspension products go through rigorous testing by being street and track tested on BMR project vehicles. The multiplicity of project vehicles at their disposal contributes greatly to their success in this endeavor but even more impressive is the fact that nearly every BMR employee is a racer or hot rod aficionado with a love for racing and a desire to give you a quintessential product. Folks like this know just how critical the suspension products are on your car, whether it be for racing or street driving and they work diligently to give you the best in design and manufacturing and try to do this so that they can give you a part that is affordable, functional and long lasting. When you choose a suspension product from BMR you can feel confident in your decision because the product was created by people who know the product and know that it can function in a variety of situations because they have driven it where it counts-on the road.

BMR Suspension DS003 Driveshaft Review(s)

Reviews for BMR Suspension DS003 (the item on this page) are show below.



Total Reviews for this product: 0

(Be the first to comment about this product)

BMR Suspension Review(s):

Reviews for BMR Suspension's Other products are show below.

BMR Shock tower brace, 1993-97 LT1 except SS models. All LS1 models 1998-02 Camaro V8
5 Stars 1998 Camaro, Date: 4/18/2015

By: Scott
Ownership: more than 1 year
Awesome product. Fit and finish are excellent. Product made such a difference in front end stiffness, I had to have the car realigned after I installed it

Current Mods:
too many to list

BMR Non-Adjustable Bolt-in Torque arm, 1985-2002 Camaro V8 / V6
5 Stars 1998 Camaro, Date: 4/18/2015

By: Scott
Ownership: 1 month - 1 year
Excellent product. Top notch manufacturing. Easy installation. You can feel the difference on hard acceleration

Current Mods:
too many to list

BMR Front 35mm sway bar w/bushings, 1993-2002 Camaro V8 / V6
5 Stars 1998 Camaro, Date: 4/18/2015

By: Scott
Ownership: more than 1 year
I upgraded to these sway bars when I completely rebuilt the suspension, so I can't isolate how much difference they made. from long years and many cars though, I know they did! Manufacturing quality is first rate. Perfect fit

Current Mods:
too many to list

BMR Rear 25mm sway bar w/bushings, 1982-2002 Camaro V8 / V6
5 Stars 1998 Camaro, Date: 4/18/2015

By: Scott
Ownership: more than 1 year
I used these sway bars when I rebuilt the rear suspension. Manufacturing quality is excellent. fit and finish were perfect.

Current Mods:
too many to list

BMR Transmission Conversion Crossmember TH350 / PG 1984-92 Camaro V8
5 Stars NHRA, Date: 10/29/2012

By: burnout_5
Ownership: 1 day - 1 week
Hello! I just received my cross member in record time! THANK YOU for such fast and pain free service! I have been building an NHRA legal Stock Eliminator 92 Camaro for the past couple of years and the cross member puts me the closest to starting the motor for the first time! The driveshaft will be the last part I need. I wish I would have found your company years ago... Thanks Again!

Current Mods:
lots

BMR tubular trailing arms 1996-2006 General Motors W-Body
4 Stars Review B4 Receiving Product, Date: 5/18/2011

By: From Miami
Ownership: 0 - 1 day
This was the last part that I ordered for my complete 01 Grand Prix GT suspension mod today. I have seen !!!!GREAT!!!! product reviews from online forums with the BMR TA's. I hope to follow up once I have them installed!!!

Current Mods:
Dorman Front Sway Bar, GMPP Rear Sway Bar, GMPP Front and Rear strut tower braces with Don's brackets, Energy suspension front bushings and endlinks, Energy Suspension rear bushings with Moog endlinks, BMR Trailing arms......All ordered. Not installed yet :)

BMR Lower Control Arms w/ poly bushings 2005-11 Mustang V8
4 Stars Big Difference, Date: 2/11/2011

By: LBK GT
Ownership: 1 day - 1 week
Good, strong product. Prefered over the J&M LCAs. Launches are firm and straight with no wheel hop. You can tell a difference in hard turn ins and even braking. I would give it a 5 rating but the instuctions need to be much clearer.

Current Mods:
BBK intake, SCT BAMA custome tuner, twin plate clutch, Pypes resonated X pipe, Roush axel back exhaust, FRPP lowering springs, shelby 20in rims, nitto nt555 extreme tires, FRPP 3.55 gear, FRPP strut tower brace and Roush shifter w/ black shift ball.

BMR Camaro 2010-15 Drive Shaft Tunnel Brace
4 Stars Good stuff!!!, Date: 2/1/2011

By: SkunkJunk420
Ownership: 0 - 1 day
Its a good product for the price i guess. You get what you pay for. $90 for on small piece of metal is kinda expensive, but if you want to run with the big dogs, then u gata spend the extra cash.

Current Mods:
Intake, exhaust, and chasis stiffeners with tunnle brace :)

BMR Shock tower brace, 1993-2002 V6 all. 1993-1997 SS model only Camaro
5 Stars STRUT TOWER BAR, Date: 4/2/2010

By: Nique3232
Ownership: 1 month - 1 year
Very great upgrade you can definitely tell the difference when you take the corners hard. I have a ton of mods left for my 94 Camaro to include upper and lower control arm upgrades, front shocks KYB AGX of course, and maybe a lower kit. But the strut tower is a nice bolt on that is extremely easy to install, only trouble came with the location of the a/c line but easily movable.

Current Mods:
Cold Air Intake, 10 Bolt Rear End Upgrade, Accel Opti Spark Coils, Pace Setter Headers, Flowmaster Exhaust, KYB AGX rear shocks, 4l60E Transmission with Corvette Shift kit, Strut Tower Bar, 160 degree thermostat, Magna-Flow hi flow catalytic converter.

BMR tubular trailing arms 1996-2006 General Motors W-Body
5 Stars Great Quality!!, Date: 3/4/2010

By: GTP
Ownership: 1 week - 1 month
LMPerformance wasted no time getting my order shipped out. The trailing arms arrived and are far superior to the factory ones. Much thicker and stronger with polyurethane bushings and grease zerks at both ends. You will not be disappointed if you order these!

Current Mods:
GMPP sway bars, BMR trailing arms and Vogtland springs

BMR 2005-10 Mustang Lowering Package V8
4 Stars BMR package, Date: 7/30/2008

By: Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month - 1 year
I installed this along with the Tokico adjustable dampers and the look is great. However, after 6 months the upper strut mounts failed. I have heard this is common with lowered S197s, but the $300 for the Steeda heavy duty upper strut mounts is a little pricey. If there is a package out there that is as affordable and leaves the factory upper strut mounts intact, I would get it instead.

Current Mods:
Tokico adjustable dampers, BMR lowering package, Steeda competition front fascia, Steeda axle back exhaust, Steeda heavy duty upper strut mounts, K+N aircharger, FRPP GT500 rear spoiler

BMR GTO Subframe Connectors
4 Stars GTO Subframe Connectors, Date: 7/3/2008

By: cybernco
Ownership: 1 month - 1 year
I installed a 900 HP aluminum driveshaft the same day as the Sub-frame connectors. The frame is much stiffer now. Wheel hop has completely vanished. The car cries out for drag radials!!!

Current Mods:
2005 GTO, 6-Speed, 416 L92 block & heads, L76 intake, 236/248 .601"/.615" 112 LSA, 3.91 rear, Pedders Strip II suspension, BMR Strut Tower Brace. 480RWHP / 468 RWTQ NA - All Engine / No Power Adders

Often Purchased Together

These are parts that other customers have purchased while purchasing the product on this page.

Other Popular Parts

Below are other popular parts other customers have purchased for their Pontiac GTO.

* Shipping Notes: Please note FREE Shipping refers to shipping within the contiguous continental US. All other locations extra. If your order will be delayed, you will be notified via email the estimated shipping date.

^