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Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft - 31 Spline (96-04 GT, Mach 1; 96-98 Cobra )

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  • MPN# M-4602-J

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Features
  • Reduces rotating mass for quicker ET's
  • Light weight aluminum
  • Stock 31 spline design
  • Fits 96-04 GT/Mach 1 & 96-98 Cobra
  • Made in the USA
Description
Less Weight, More Power. Ford Racing's Light Weight Aluminum Drive Shaft for 1996 to 2004 GTs, 1996 to 1998 Cobras, and 2003 to 2004 Mach 1 Mustangs is designed to reduce stress on your car by reducing the rotating mass of your drive train. Less weight means better power transfer allowing you to put more horse power to the ground.

Superior Construction. Constructed of light-weight, high-strength seamless 3.5" diameter aluminum tubing. Ford Racing's Light Weight Aluminum Drive Shaft is built to last and is the perfect replacement for your street or strip car.

Specifications. This Ford Racing drive shaft is made from lightweight aluminum and features a stock 31 spline design that is compatible with 8.8" differentials.

Application. The Ford Racing drive shaft fits 96-04 Mustang GTs, 96-98 Cobras, and 03-04 Mach 1s with manual transmissions.

Technical Notes. For manual transmissions only. Will not fit 99-04 Cobra.

Mustang Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • 31 Spline Yoke
  • U-joints
Installation Info
Tech Specs

Specifications:

  • Ford Part# M-4602-J
  • Fits 1996-04 GT Mustang with manual transmission
  • Fits 1996-98 Cobra 4.6L with manual transmission
  • Fits 2003-2004 Mach1 with manual transmission
  • Stock 31 spline yoke
  • High strength, 3.5" diameter 0.114" wall thickness 6061-RT62 aluminum seamless drawn tube
  • 1330 U-joints 45.5" long (CL to CL of U-joints)
  • Will not fit 1999-04 Cobra
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Not compatible with automatic transmissions or 1999-2004 Cobra Mustangs

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Overall Rating 4.7/5 Write a Review
5/5
Lightweight drive shaft

The Ford Racing Driveshaft is a great way to improve your accelartion and remove some unsprung weight. I installed it in less than 30 minutes. A little suggestion if you dont have a lift, jack up the car

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4/5
Slightly noticeable difference

Pleased with it for the most part. Noticeably improved acceleration. Especially above 3500RPMs. Cleared up about 90% of drive train vibration. Noticeable improvement overall, just not drastic. Just wish

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Q & A (13 Questions, 8 Answers) Ask a Question

What is the Torque rating for this driveshaft? Aluminum is considerably more malleable than steel. Can you tell me what the Torque rating is for this driveshaft?

WillW Year: 2002 Model: GT

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  • Not sure the exact number but it will definitely hold up to mildly modified sn95 stangs. Dont let the material scare you, if you are worried about something breaking then spens the extra cash and get a safety loop.

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    mustangsvt Year: 1998 Model: Cobra

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Will this fit a 2001 Bullitt?

McQueen Year: 2001 Model: Bullitt

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  • Yes, this aluminum driveshaft will definitely fit in your 2001 Bullitt without any problems!

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    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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Will this hold up to over 300 rwtq? I had 3:27 gears stock in my car and I replaced with 3:73 and now at about 100 mph I have a huge driveshaft vibration when before with the 3:27's it didn't vibrate until about 150. With this driveshaft will it fix my driveshaft vibration where I can do more than a 100 mph without the worry of the driveshaft flyin out?

CrazyG Year: 2001 Model: GT

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  • This is a solid design and much stronger than stock. I do not mean to insult your intelligence, but did you replace the bearings when you did the job? Most people say it is not needed, but I always recommend new bearings with gear changes. Also when you removed the drive shaft if a bolt fell out or was bought after market and changed it can throw it out of balance. You probably know all this, but I would recheck all the hardware including the pins and U washers. Good luck, and even if it was on those problems, the upgrade is still a great purchase. It reduces unsprung and rotational weight, there will be a noticeable difference with this. I swapped to a 3:73 before installing a new drive shaft and never had that problem doing 150+.

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    brandon2002 Year: 2002 Model: GT

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Reviews (64) Write a Review

  • 5 Stars .78 78%
  • 4 Stars .17 17%
  • 3 Stars .05 5%
  • 2 Stars 0 0%
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4.7

out of 5 stars

63 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain: 3.424242 3.4/5
  • Fit: 4.787879 4.8/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 3.909091 3.9/5
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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 10, 2010

    Lightweight drive shaft

    The Ford Racing Driveshaft is a great way to improve your accelartion and remove some unsprung weight. I installed it in less than 30 minutes. A little suggestion if you dont have a lift, jack up the car from the rear instead of the front so you dont lose any of the tranny fluid when you remove your old drivesahft.

    Andrew Pichinte

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    July 21, 2010

    Slightly noticeable difference

    Pleased with it for the most part. Noticeably improved acceleration. Especially above 3500RPMs. Cleared up about 90% of drive train vibration. Noticeable improvement overall, just not drastic. Just wish it wasn't such a pricey mod.

    Scott

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 16, 2011

    Installed on automatic GT

    Works good on automatic transmission cars also, just remove the yoke that comes with drive line and install the yoke from your old drive line. Helped with vibrations.

    Gerard

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    February 23, 2012

    Butter Smooth

    I have been thinking about putting one of these on my Cobra for quite some time, but was skeptical because of the price of admission. As soon as I dropped it down off of my lift, pulled it out of my garage, I thought well...here goes. I pulled out onto the road and within the first mile I asked myself, why the heck didn't I do this a long time ago? I drove out onto the highway, and just listened to and felt the smoothness of my car. It wasn't until I put this on that I realized how smooth and sound my whole drivetrain was. This is definitely worth the price of admission, and a huge improvement over the massive junk paperweight stock driveshaft. Thanks again American Muscle for great prices, and excellent service combined with the free shipping, you cannot go wrong. This isn't my first purchase from these guys and gals, and won't be my last.

    9svt8

    Year: 1998 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Maryland

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    September 22, 2009

    mach1 aluminum driveshaft

    very nice product! I weighed the stock driveshaft and the aluminum ford racing driveshaft, and there was 6 pounds difference.

    matt

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 04, 2011

    did it's yob.

    I only purchased this because after my 4:10 gear swap I had a nasty vibration at the top of 4th gear/end of the quarter mile due to the factory shaft. Right out of the box it had the marks left on the shaft showing the balance was checked. 15 minutes later smooth riding to 120 and beyond(at the track only). Very satisfied.

    FoxHoss

    Year: 1996 Driving Style: Street / Strip

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    August 01, 2009

    Worth wild mod

    If your stang's a daily driver and your the type of driver that notices any change to how your stang drives you will feel a difference. I have every minor bolt-on with stock 3.27's gears and I still felt a noticable difference. Much improved acceleration and smoothes out the drivetrain. Thanks AM!

    David (S.FLA)

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 01, 2011

    Stopped Leak

    I do not think the 3 hundo for this shaft is money well spent if you are you going for bang for the buck performance improvements. I felt a slight improvement (might be wishful thinking). It is easy to install, and it looks cool after a good polishing. In combination with a new output shaft seal it stopped my leaking issues, but it doesn't cause the cars around you to melt from the improvement in acceleration. If you have $300 to burn, go for it, it certainly doesn't have any negatives other than you'll have 300 less bucks for other mods.

    Bullitt Z

    Year: 2001 Model: Bullitt Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 12, 2011

    As Advertised

    I recent did the 4.10 gear swap in my '96 Cobra Vert. An had a horrible harmonic vibration after. I was a little skeptical with throwing 300 bucks at a hope fix. but now my vibration is GONE and the engine seems to rev a little more free now. Great product/fast shipping/ good buy.

    Justin

    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 27, 2010

    Eliminated vibration

    Bought this to try and stop the vibration from my 4.10 geared 96 GT at high speed, and it worked amazingly. Car drives much smoother through town and highway is no longer one huge vibration. Not a huge difference performance wise.

    Kyle

    Year: 1996 Model: GT

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