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

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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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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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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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Is an adjustable UCA required? I've been told that an adjustable UCA is required. Is this true? Or can a one piece non adjustable work? Heck is the stock UCA useable?


  • you will need adjustable uca not only to correct any kind of rubbing but too also dial pinion angle for optimum performance.


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Work with lowered Mustangs? I have a 13 5.0 lowered with Steeda UltraLights and I also have an MGW shifter. Will this driveshaft work with these mods?


  • The shaft is slightly adjustable at the end, where the boot is, lowering the car should make little difference. I put one on my V6 , so can't speak 100% for someone with 5.0


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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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GT for v6? Can I buy the GT DS for my v6, or should I just get the v6 model? I'm procharged and 3.73 gears, so I am worried I might be putting too much pressure on the v6 design...


  • The GT driveshaft will not work in the V6, they have different designs and are not interchangable.


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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

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.263158 4.3
  • Fit 4.894737 4.9

  • 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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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 07, 2011

    Very nice piece!!

    The drive shaft is a very nice piece. Well built and best of all no vibration in a 2011 5.0 auto car. I did not see any performance gain but it is money well spend for a lighter more durable DS. America Muscle was very good to deal with. I had the DS 2 days after ordering it.



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 07, 2014

    aluminum drve shaft

    perfect fit, looks great and can difference in it


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 31, 2014

    Nice drive shaft quicker reponse

    I'm happy with my purchase of this item it cut off 20 pounds and has a quicker response now Im going to supercharge my car I want to see how it does with that if you are looking for a drive shaft this is very nice I recommend this item



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 27, 2012

    Great Bolt On!

    This DS is a great product, it took me about 4 hours to install, and I have average mechanical skill. The only issue was, while the suspension is "unloaded" my factory resonators touched just slightly. However, once the suspension is loaded "on the ground" it cleared just fine. Also, catbacks would eleminate this problem as well. But something to keep in mind. Performance is good, the motor rev's faster now. Plus it shaved off 20+ pounds! Bottom line is it's definatley worth the money! Buy it!



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    December 12, 2011

    Faster 60' times

    Great bolt on for any level enthusiast. I dropped .6 seconds off my 60' time, .3 off my 1/8, and .28 off my 1/4. No NVH that I can tell. Definitely worth the money.


    Central FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    August 18, 2012

    Driveshaft Installed

    I had my driveshaft installed in conjuction with a dual clutch, 3.73 rear gears, and FRPP finned axle cover. Once break in period is over I'm sure she'll be a monster at the track.


    Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 15, 2012

    Just a great product

    After i got the drive shaft installed the car ran great. Personal the car didn't feel faster, but i could see that the engine was having a much easier time keeping the car at speed. Now when am cruising at around 60 mph the rpms of the engine are around 1700 compared to almost 2100 before. So i have been seeing a increase in miles per gallon as well.


    Algonquin IL

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  • 3/5

    August 04, 2016

    Noticeable Different but Not Balanced!!

    I paid to take off the stock DS and put on this one-piece one. Then I had a vibration and it hit on the exhaust over one of the unavoidable big bumps on my way to work. I think the diameter of the one-piece is a little bigger than it should be to get the bump, which possibly could be the reason this particular one has been discontinued from AM. So since the vibration didn't suit me, I paid to swap it out for the stock again. But just to cure my curiosity, I took the one-piece to a machine shop to see if it was unbalanced and unbelievably IT WAS and I have the receipt and the new weight on the one-piece to prove it!!!!! ***It was not properly balanced right from the Driveshaft Shop and AM!*** I only ran it for 4,887 miles (I have my service records for this mileage as well)!!! So not only was the product out of balance from the time of my purchase but I've spent (I'm going to do it myself next time) $100 each time at my shop to get the thing put on and taken off. But of course, as any Mustang Owner would, I feel a duty to science to put the one-piece back on again to feel what a properly balanced DS feels like! Most people would say the difference is negligible and going from stock to the one-piece and I'd day they are right (although I could tell a difference in how snappy the car was) but going from the one-piece BACK to the stock was huge! The car is so sluggish with the stock compared to the one-piece and I need to get it back on!!! If you have some stupid money laying around, I'd say buy one. But with my experience, I'd have it balanced before you put it on just to be sure!!!! Otherwise I think it was a good purchase to give my car a bit more snap... even if it does hit occasionally on the exhaust.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    November 30, 2014

    Heck yeah! No more clunk!

    This drive shaft remedied all the "clunkiness" during shifting that is present with the factor two-piece. I am very pleased with this purchase!


    North Carolina

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 14, 2013

    very light driveshaft

    i purchased this drive shaft mostly because the stock drive shaft would snap in half at my power level. it is very light weight and solid as well. As stated in other reviews, this is something a shop should install, unless you have access to a impact wrench with VERY high torque capabilities (at least 700+ ft lbs) and a 27mm impact socket, torque wrench capable of 140ft lbs. if you do not have the above and some mechanical know how, this is best left to a pro.



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