CV Axles Power Rating

The Driveshaft Shop CV Axles Power Rating System

Level 0
HP Rating: No Rating (Limited FWD Applications Only)

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. We offer this axle so you can complete your swap on a budget and purchase the correct racing axles at a later date. There is no HP rating.

**Warranty: None against breakage**

Level 2
HP Rating: 400 HP (Forced Induction)

Our 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. (Can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.)

**Warranty: 6 Months**

Level 3
Axle/Hub System HP Rating: 500-550 HP

The Level 3 systems are made for the streetcar 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. (Can be made into road race or rally axles for a nominal charge).

**Warranty: 1 Year**

X4 Direct Fit Design
HP Rating: 700-1000 HP (FWD/AWD/RWD Applications)

In our ongoing quest for the perfect axle, we have hit the mark with our new X4 Rated Line. These axles have been engineered with fast street cars in mind that still occasionally visit the track for Drag, Road Course/Auto X duties. Designed to handle 700-1000WHP depending on the application these axles are made with some of the best 300M materials and heat treat processes in the industry. Considered as a direct bolt-in design and will take the abuse you plan to push through them.

**1 year warranty**

LEVEL 5 (Axle/Hub Kit)
HP Rating: 750-900 (FWD/AWD/RWD Applications)

The Drive Shaft Shop Level 5 systems have become a standard in the industry for drag racing excellence. Depending on the application These kits would include our Proprietary Larger Diameter Splined billet wheel hubs/Studs (OEM Style Hub Fitment) with no modifications required to install them. They have received widespread recognition for being able to stand the test of time in Drag, Road or Rally Racing with their sturdy build quality and extreme durability.

**1 year warranty**

LEVEL 5.9 (Axle/Hub Kit)
HP Rating: 800-950HP (FWD/Custom Applications)

The Level 5.9 FWD Axle/Hub system has become the industry standard for High Horsepower Street and Drag/Time attack cars all over the world. These axles have been part of more record-setting runs than any other axle on the market. Featuring our proprietary 300M splined differential plug and new high-grade axle bars. These axles are made to withstand massive amounts of horsepower while remaining completely street legal in any AWD/RWD/FWD Configurations.

**1 year warranty**

PRO-LEVEL (Axles/Hubs/Differential Stub Kit)
HP Rating: 1,500+

The Pro-Level Honda/Acura systems are made to withstand the demands of the highest horsepower drag cars. Most of the fastest FWD Honda platforms are equipped with this system. Our Honda/Acura Pro-Level kit is a full drivetrain system that includes both axles, featuring our Porsche-style 108mm inner CV joints, our signature 33 spline outer CV’s, and larger hubs to accommodate them.

The most significant part of the Pro-Level System is changing the standard 27 spline differential spline to our 40% larger 28-Spline Limited-Slip Differential, and intermediate bar. This Kit is designed for the hardcore drag racer but still a very Streetcar friendly application made to withstand over 1500WHP.

The Pro-Level systems are also available for the Mustang Cobra, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Evo, Nissan 350Z and GT-R, Subaru WRX STi, Toyota Supra, and others. These systems are all designed to withstand over 1500WHP at the track but are still street legal enough to drive back home afterward.

**1 year warranty**

(Limited AWD/RWD Applications)

The Driveshaft Shop designed Axle Bar Upgrades are a less expensive alternative to complete axles for certain AWD and RWD applications. These kits use the factory CV joints and come with axle boots, boot camps, and grease packets. Just disassemble your factory axles and replace the factory axle bars with our heavy-duty 300M Chromoly axle bars.


Standard grease liquefies at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temp grease has a much higher breakdown temp. We have a vented boot that keeps the boot from expanding by dissipating the heat.  This allows us to keep the CV temps down, which prolongs the CV Housings and boot life. In road race settings axle failure 9 times out of 10 caused by high temperatures in the C.V.