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Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT, BOSS)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT, BOSS). Please check out 2010-2014 Mustang Driveshafts for an updated selection.

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  • 20lbs lighter than stock
  • Quicker acceleration
  • More responsive engine
  • Seamless 1-piece aluminum tubing
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes new pinion flange
  • Fits 2011-2014 Manual and Automatic GT and BOSS Mustangs
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Faster Quarters. Shed up to 20 pounds of rotating mass and shave up to 0.2 seconds off your quarter mile time with this lightweight aluminum driveshaft.

Made in the USA. Unlike other aftermarket driveshafts, every part of this driveshaft is made in the USA to ensure the highest level of performance.

Superior Quality. Unlike other designs which use an adapter - causing vibration and even failure - this driveshaft features a completely new pinion flange for superior durability and performance. It features 1330 series U-joints and is a solid, 1 piece design made with 4" Alcoa certified 6061 aluminum tubing.

Precision Crafted. When selecting a driveshaft for your 2011-2014 Mustang GT or BOSS, you want one that has been made to the highest standards for peace of mind. This aluminum driveshaft has been balanced using Schenck military grade equipment to guarantee vibration-free performance.

Application. This driveshaft has been designed for 2011-2014 GT and BOSS Mustangs with either the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Will not fit GT500.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driveshaft
  • (1) Pinion flange
  • (4) Bolts
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Must Have

Just installed aluminum driveshaft yesterday and I could feel the difference right away - car feels more responsive and being lighter it has to be easier on the engine. This is a must have for any 2011 ...

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AM aluminum driveshaft

I have AM's driveshaft on my Roush TVS blown 2011 GT. It ran 9.89 in Maryland on 3-25-11 weighing 3805 lbs with the stock longblock, tranny and converter. I bought another cheaper d/s only to return ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Hi I’m Justin with, and I’m going to be giving a basic breakdown of this all aluminum one piece driveshaft fitting all 2011 and newer Mustang GTs. The two most important benefits of using a one piece all aluminum driveshaft is that it’s going to be lighter and stronger versus your stock unit. A lot of aftermarket driveshafts are made using some kind of high quality aluminum such as this unit. There are chromoly and carbon fiber options available out there as well, but typically they’re more expensive. That lighter weight is beneficial for a couple of different reasons. First, by shedding weight off your rotating assembly, you’re not only going to lighten the load on your drivetrain, but your car should feel more responsive overall, and you might even see some lower 60 foot times at the track. I’m curious to see what the actual weight difference is when using the aluminum driveshaft versus our stock one, so I grabbed a scale from the warehouse just to take a look for myself. Do the stock one first…pretty sure that’s on there, it’s not touching the table, and we’re looking at 39 lbs, just about even here. Right, up next our aluminum one, I can tell instantly this thing is way lighter. Right I’m not touching it…20 lbs, so just about 19 lbs difference we’re looking at between the stock versus the aluminum driveshaft. That’s quite a difference when you factor in its rotational mass as well. If I can get a little nerdy here for a minute, conventional wisdom tells us that 1lbs of rotational mass, is equal to about 4lbs of unsprung mass or dead weight. So in this case, that would amount to ditching about 80lbs off our car, which isn’t too bad. Not only is the aftermarket driveshaft much lighter as we just witnessed with our scale, but that one piece design is going to be much stronger versus our stock two piece unit. Obviously you can see how much bigger the driveshaft is versus the stock unit, but as you can see with the stock unit, every time you have another joint in the middle here, which we do, you’re essentially adding another weak spot, which can be prone to failure. That one piece tubular design we have with our aftermarket unit, can be pretty much bulletproof especially when you factor in the new pinion flange, and those beefed up 13-30 U-joints. Based on our experience using this driveshaft on project blackout, we never experienced any excess noise or vibration at all, and based on our positive reviews on the site here, seems like our customers aren’t experiencing any problems either. Another small but still very part is the fact that this driveshaft doesn’t require any additional adaptors unlike some other aftermarket driveshafts, which can sometimes be the cause for noise and vibration. This is an intermediate install here, meaning it’s not the toughest thing in the world, but if you’re a first time or novice wrencher, then you might want to have a buddy on hand before you go bolting everything up. Either way, getting the stock driveshaft out of the way and installing the new aluminum driveshaft should only take you about 2 hours. So if you’re looking to ditch your factory two piece driveshaft in favor of a much stronger and lighter aluminum unit, then you’ll want to check out this one piece aluminum driveshaft available right here at

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What are the rear wheel horsepower and torque specs (capabilities) for this driveshaft?


  • I have seen it hold up to 600 rwhp without failures.


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Do I have to change angle If I have stock 2013 GT - (not lowered GT) will this bolt up without changing any angles or buying, adding parts? Thanks


  • Direct bolt-in without having to change anything else.


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Will this driveshaft work for a Roush 5XR and Which driveshaft loop would be the best to use with it?


  • It should. Your car started as a gt and roush added all their parts to it. As far as the safety loop, bmr all the way.


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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    October 02, 2010

    Must Have

    Just installed aluminum driveshaft yesterday and I could feel the difference right away - car feels more responsive and being lighter it has to be easier on the engine. This is a must have for any 2011 Mustang GT ****


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  • 5/5

    July 18, 2011

    AM aluminum driveshaft

    I have AM's driveshaft on my Roush TVS blown 2011 GT. It ran 9.89 in Maryland on 3-25-11 weighing 3805 lbs with the stock longblock, tranny and converter. I bought another cheaper d/s only to return it because it vibrated. This car makes 670 rwhp and 611 rwtq and has run a best of 1.419 sixty foot on dot's weighing 3805 lbs! I have no concerns about d/s failure and it is vibration free. Is a very high quality piece. I have since bought another of AM's alum driveshafts for my 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca and there is no vibration at fuel shut off of 155 mph. It improved acceleration nicely and is a great improvement to the Ford two piece monster.

    Rod in Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 12, 2013

    Noticeable difference

    My car is a 2012 GT Manual with headers, Boss intake, Cold Air on a Bama tune. All of this is riding on Ford Racing Suspension with the K springs which is a 1.5 inch drop with TSW 19 inch wheels. I mention the drop because it will matter as you read on. Removal of the stock 2 piece drive shaft took about 10 minutes with 4 jack stands (rear axle supported by 2 allowing for a pretty level drive line) and air tools. Get the vehicle as high as possible as you will need to torque all of the fasteners and you need room for the torque wrench. The instructions describe the requirement to move the emergency brake cable bracket and to flatten any shielding in the transmition tunnel if the car is lowered from 1-2 inches. None of this is required for a 2012. There is plenty of clearance with the cars suspension at full travel. You really couldn't move the brake cable bracket easily even if you wanted to. You will need to remove pinion flange and replace it with the new one (this requires an impact gun or one heck of a breaker bar). Install took about 2 hours total. Several install write ups are available on line but I will tell you that a torque wrench capable of 140 lb./ft. and a 27mm socket. The resulting drive shaft angle (with the 1.5inch drop) was within tolerance and there is no vibration (tested up to 135mph). The reduction in rotational mass is most noticeable accelerating from low RPM. The car feels lighter and revs faster. From 1500-3000 RPM the car is snappier with less throttle needed. It was well worth the price and is a quality piece!


    Dupont, WA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 15, 2012

    Very nice light wieght

    This ds is very nice it goes good with everything else...Ive shaved nearly a 100lbs off my car and I havent done the rear seat delete yet, but I have the aluminum flywheel and now ds and man my car is SOOO FUN TO DRIVE, anyone who doesnt like the aluminum is, I have Boss power pack, and 4.10 gears, with 93 race tune also and its SICK!!! Its EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED...A RACECAR..


    Auburndale , FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 03, 2013

    Aluminum one piece drive shaft.

    Well great news guys !!! This is definitely a upgrade. Once you have removed your old 2 piece drive shaft one will notice a big difference in weight. I would not believe i was installing this shaft without having to use my car on a lift. Heads up on installing, relive the rear exhaust to allow a more comfortable access to the bolts you will need to remove. This installation is definitely not for beginners. Not all the bolts removed will have thread lock applied so it will take extra effort in removing the stock bolts. The new bolts provided will be applied with thread lock but remember to re apply threat lock to the bolts bolting back up to the tail housing. This took me a total of 4 hours to install all by myself. Once you have finished enjoy :) the drive shaft will be supplied with instructions as to how many foot pounds of torque should be applied to re-installation. Best of luck. People. Why upgrade you say well let's see. To prevent twisting a shaft as I managed to do so drag racing. A Noticeable increase in mpg as well.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    September 22, 2012

    Much better than stock

    I purchased this drive shaft after much research about the benefits of reducing rotational mass. Very high quality and about 20lbs lighter. Had a race shop install it and check it on the dyno for vibration. No increased noise or vibration. After this drive shaft, forged rims and light weight exhaust; the car feels quicker. Very happy


    Enterprise, AL 36330, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    April 29, 2012

    Installed within 2 hours

    I noticed no vibrations like some people have with other shafts, we did have to install the pinion flange and set the preload. Overall it was a fairly easy job with a experienced mechanic, I would not advise installing this without a lift, have a professional install it, because if you screw up the pinion flange, its your fault. on the road, I can definitely tell the car accelerates faster feels like it has lower gears, off the line very noticeable very responsive.


    Irondequoit, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 19, 2014

    So smooth....

    Never mind the increased acceleration, never mind the piece of mind from durability provided by this shaft, never mind the allure of lower ET' it for "the smooth". It's difficult to describe in words how much better the drivetrain "feels" after installing this drive shaft. (manual tranny) It's much more snappy, tight, responsive, and smooooooth. The slack, slop, and clunk is GONE. No vibrations. Extremely happy with this driveshaft.


    Oklahoma, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 22, 2013

    A must have especially for 2012 mustang!

    Guys if the question is, is it worth spending the money on the product the answer is YES! Huge difference in throttle response and is a super easy install. I have the eibach sport line springs and the drop is 1.3" In front and 2.0" in the rear and it works great no additional mods needed even putting suspension under load, pinion angle is still within specs. make sure you count the amount of threads on nut before removing pinion flange bolt or just torque to 140' pounds. Again works great no vibration or hum, oh' and be sure to seat the pinion flange nut with a ratchet not an impact gun (impact gun is only to aid in removal of nut).



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 14, 2013

    you will notice a difference

    First thing you will find in your shipment is one small sheet of instructions that don't tell you much of anything , that you torque the new bolts to 76 ft/lbs I installed this with stock susp do not remove the paper covering the new driveshaft!!!. you need the following tools 10mm socket, 12 mm 12 pt socket. 13mm socket with a swivel 27mm (1" 1/16" ) socket and a torque wrench capable of 140 ft/lbs and 2 2x4 's about a foot long and tall jack stands (6 ton) and a small hammer (brass is nice) it's easier with two people also. first jack the car up and get it ask high up as you can run the stands to full up!! take out the original drive shaft ends loosen first rear is a 10mm front a 12mm 12pt then a 13 mm with a swivel to take loose the carrier bearing do the drivers side bolt first!! then slide the old unit out the back. set the e-brake and remove the pinion flange plate with the 27mm or 1" 1/16" socket , then tap the flange off. Grease the seal surface and and tap the new flange on the pinion and replace the pinion nut and torque to 140 ft /lbs. next is the hard part getting the new shaft in. don't take the paper cover off of it you will need to shove the 2x4's between the exhaust and the floor pan to gain room or drop the exhaust down the shaft goes in from the rear with the bellows at the rear ( i did this by myself extra hands is s huge help) it rubs everywhere as its going in ( had to use my feet to push it thru pulling on the swaybar) once it's in the tunnel put your bolts in using loctite and a 12mm 12pt socket and torque them to 76 ft/lbs then remove the paper cover it took me 1.5 hrs to install in the driveway by myself. I noticed just backing the car up a difference and it's so smooth and less pedal on the gas too.


    Valparaiso, IN, USA

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