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SR Performance Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 V6)

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  • Quicker Acceleration
  • More Responsive Engine
  • Seamless 1-Piece Aluminum Tubing
  • Made in the USA
  • Fits Manual & Automatic Transmissions
  • Fits 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey guys, Stephanie with here checking out an extremely beneficial modification for you S197 V6 owners. We're going to be taking a closer look at this aluminum one piece driveshaft available for 2011 to 2014 V6 Mustangs. A one piece driveshaft is a huge upgrade over the factory two piece driveshaft for a few reasons. An aluminum one piece driveshaft will provide an increase in strength, shed some extra pounds from your Stang, and improve driveability. We could not resist these benefits here at AM, so we even installed some one piece driveshafts on project Coyote and on the original MMD car. Let's talk about the weight savings here. I do have a scale with me here today, so let's see how much this driveshaft weighs. It looks like it's weighing in at about 20 pounds which is almost 29 pounds lighter than the factory two piece design. That's really pretty impressive. Let me remind you that these are pounds that will be shaved directly off of your Mustang's rotational mass. When you take that much weight off of your drivetrain you're going to immediately notice a few things - faster revs and throttle response and even some faster quarter mile times. You will also notice that the one piece driveshaft will eliminate the vibrations that are commonly found with a factory two piece driveshaft. Another benefit here is the increased strength that I mentioned earlier. You're eliminating an inherently weak spot in the factory driveshaft due to the two piece design, and you're also going to be using stronger materials all around. Keep in mind the driveshaft is made from a certified 6061 aluminum. Getting this one piece driveshaft installed on your Mustang is actually pretty straightforward even if you've never done one before. A lift of course would make things a lot easier for you, but you can still do it the old fashioned way. Just leave yourself about two hours from start to finish to get the job done. Make sure you have a torque wrench handy just to keep everything in line with specs. If you guys have any questions about the one piece driveshaft or the install, you can always give us a call or shoot us an email and we'd be more than happy to help you out. Even though upgrading the driveshaft can be a little pricey, the benefits far outweigh the cost here. The numerous improvements over the factory two piece driveshaft are worth every penny. Be sure to check out this aluminum one piece driveshaft for your '11 to '14 V6 Mustang available right here at

Faster Quarters. Shed up to 29 pounds of rotating mass and shave up to 0.2 seconds off your quarter mile time with this SR Performance Lightweight Aluminum Driveshaft.

Superior Quality. Unlike other designs, which use an adapter - causing vibration and even failure - this SR Performance Driveshaft 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 Mustang, you want one that has been made to the highest standards for peace of mind. This SR aluminum driveshaft has been balanced using Schenck military grade equipment to guarantee vibration-free performance.

Made in the USA. Unlike other aftermarket driveshafts, every part of this SR Performance Lightweight Aluminum Driveshaft is made in the USA, ensuring the highest level of performance.

Application. This SR Performance Lightweight Aluminum Driveshaft has been designed for 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs with either a manual or automatic transmission. Will not fit GT or GT500.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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The imortant things are what it doesn't do...

For all it's terrific attributes (especially at the price), the current V6 Mustang is not without its engineering compromises. There were two that were of greatest concern to me, and this driveshaft addresses ...

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This Shaft is great! Really straight forward to install and makes the car feel so much more refined. The quality is top notch and give you a good piece of mind about not blowing up. The drive train is ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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What speed is this shaft rated for? I have heard that the stock shaft on the v6 fails at around 130. The reason I would buy this is to increase my top speed & acceleration. So what top speed do you think I could achieve without failure.


  • Stock fails at 122 why cars limited to 118. I have this drive shaft an its smoother an have had my car up to 160mph many times without worry. But you will need better tires. Its a great buy. I run 18 Weds Sport TC005 255/45 General G-max tires. Amazing dry/wet traction.


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Maximum rated HP and maximum RPM? I come from Germany and we have no speed limit on several highways. Therefore I would like to know the maximum HP which can be applied to that Al driveshaft and the maximum RPM for that driveshaft. Can the driveshaft itself handle 5500 RPM (driveshaft rotating speed)? It's something around 160 mph.


  • Oliver, when I contacted the suppplier regarding the same question, they said, "The shaft can handle up to a 1000HP" With regard to the RPM, they said they can guarantee up to redline operation of engine (6800-6850RPM) at top gear. For the rotational speed of the shaft, I am guessing it should be safe until 8500RPM. You have detailed articles in the internet, about the RPM limits of the shaft by itself, classified as per material, Dia, thickness and pinion angle. I would suggest you research that...


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Clearance Issues? My 2011 v6 has a 2.5" catback exhaust and I was also planning going with the eibach pro system plus to lower the car (1" in the front and 1.5" in the rear). Seeing that the stock driveshaft is 3.5" and this one is 4", will there be any clearance issues?


  • I have the Eibach Pro springs and a 2.5-inch cat-back, and this drive shaft clears everything just fine. Of course, I'm not off-roading either.


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How does this item compare to the Ford one-piece drive shaft (M-4602-MGTM)? I gathered from the video they're made of the same material (6061 aluminum), and I'd assume the same wall thickness (0.125"). How doe the universal joints and flange yokes compare?. Who is the manufacturer for the universal joints (Ford uses 1350 SERIES Dana Spicer 5-1350X, this only specifies "1330 series"). What is the flange yoke made of (again, Ford uses 1350 series)?


  • The SR Performance Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will use 1330 series U joints which they source from several manufacturers. The 1350 U joints will be stronger than a 1330, however a 1330 is still stronger than the OEM U joints. The flange yoke will be made of 6061-T6 aluminum to accept 1330 U joints.

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What is the warranty on this driveshaft?


Will this work for a 2015 -17 v6 mustang?


  • The SR Performance Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft is specifically designed to only fit the 2011-2014 V6 models.


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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 3.761905 3.8
  • Fit 4.825397 4.8

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 21, 2012

    The imortant things are what it doesn't do...

    For all it's terrific attributes (especially at the price), the current V6 Mustang is not without its engineering compromises. There were two that were of greatest concern to me, and this driveshaft addresses both. The first is vibration. For some reason the V6 MT Mustang can get a funky driveline vibration while decelerating in any gear at about 2500rpm, and I noticed it in mine from the day I got the car. A quick perusal of the forums indicated that this is a relatively common quirk that doesn't seem to have an easy fix. Since aluminum is much better at dampening vibrations than steel, I was hoping that the new shaft would help settle it down. And indeed it did. It didn't eliminate it entirely, but it is far less intrusive - and unless I have my hand on the shifter I don't feel it at all now. The difference is very noticeable. The second is, of course, the reputed weakness of the stock driveshaft at high rotational speeds. Rumor has it that this is the main reason for the factory speed limiter, and whether or not it's true many of us have heard stories (and seen the video) of shaft failure at 130mph and up. I don't know if this is really a design issue or merely a story that took on a life of its own after one failure. But I DO know that the worst place to put the slip-joint in an unsupported shaft is in the middle (where it is on the factory one). And this aluminum shaft puts it on the end (the rear in this case) where it should be. So I have no trouble believing that this shaft is the better design. I, for one, don't believe all these stories about the shaft being worth so-much hp, or that it makes a noticeable improvement in acceleration. The relatively small weight savings and small diameter of the shaft means that we're just not dealing with that much rotational inertia. But that's beside the point. The shaft gave me a smoother driveline and some peace of mind if I ever change that speed limiter. That's what I bought it for, and that's exactly what I got out of it.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Swedesboro, NJ 08085, USA

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  • 5/5

    February 06, 2012


    This Shaft is great! Really straight forward to install and makes the car feel so much more refined. The quality is top notch and give you a good piece of mind about not blowing up. The drive train is much smoother, the car revs up faster and at highway speeds it takes less throttle input to keep the car moving (better mpgs) Buy this diveshaft!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Long Island, NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    December 31, 2012

    Great product - DIY WARNING

    I had no clue how much rolling resistance was created by the (poorly engineered in my opinion) stock drive shaft. After having the new drive shaft installed I noticed right away when backing out of my garage... I had to actually hit the brake to keep from rolling out too quickly! When with the stock shaft I had to generally touch the gas just a little to really get rolling out. WARNING: The DIY instructions say to jack up the rear of the car by using the differential. The owners manual says: DO NOT lift the rear of the car using the differential! (it is no longer a one piece cast iron pumpkin/axle tubes... the axle tubes are just steel inserts into the cast iron pumpkin now)


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 09, 2012


    I installed this driveshaft only a couple months after i had my car. after hearing about the problems, i wasn't going to take any chances lol. That being said, gives the driver a great piece of mind. The driveshaft is only about 10lbs lighter than the stock one but still makes a difference. The installation was simple, just tough to get the factory bolts off. undo all 8 bolts(4 a side) and pop on the new one, simple as that. The car is also able to drive and coast at a higher gear with lower rpms so its great for mpg. throttle response was a little peppier and overall better quality driving.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 E.B. NJ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 05, 2012

    smooth ride

    fairly easy to install even without a lift. looks great even if you will almost never see it. improves responce and ride quality. bought it mainly for safety. just be carefull if you are a daily driver/racer. installed the bmr tunnel brace with safety loop as well. ended haveing to take off the loop after a couple of weeks because if you hit a big enough bump, the shaft will hit the top of the loop.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Evansville, IN, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 25, 2012


    Less weight = smoother response. The car accelerates much smoother and faster now. You can even keep it in top gear at much lower rpm than before to get better fuel economy. Seems to even shift better. Great product, great for peace of mind.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    March 07, 2012

    Like a Different Car

    I just replaced my stock driveshaft with this one as well as adding 3.73 gears and rebuilding the differential. All I can say is wow! The car is quieter, smoother, more responsive and actually up in town my gas mileage improved .3 mpg even with the aggressive gear change from the stock 2.73. I have not updated my tune yet so my comparison is on the same car before and after. I will change the tune tomorrow all the changes we have made but this is a must have upgrade and also makes your ride safer and now you can get the 113 mph governor removed as well.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Atlanta

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 29, 2012

    Aluminum Driveshaft

    I bought the driveshaft because like everyone else, I watched the videos on Youtube and didn't want to blow up. Also, a significantly lighter driveshaft made of aluminum is sure to perform better than the stock one. Once I got the driveshaft in the mail ( one day as always) I took it to a buddies house where we put my 2012 v6 on a lift and got started. The whole installation process took about an hour, however I was lucky to have the use of a lift. I could see the installation taking longer without one. After removing the old driveshaft, which wasn't a huge deal, we put some loctite on the bolts and put the new driveshaft on. Installation wasn't too complicated, only involving applying and releasing the emergency break so you can turn the driveshaft. Immediately you will notice some differences in the way the car drives. When you're cruising around town it feels more balanced and slightly more refined, to quote the guy from the other review. When you get on it, especially after shifts, you will notice more torque and slightly better acceleration. Overall a very good product and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a better ride and doesn't want to blow up in the triple digits!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 New jersey

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 09, 2017

    Hopefully just a rare problem

    I installed the driveshaft and immediately had a vibration once I reached highway speed. I contacted AM, and they made some suggestions to remount it. When that didn't work, I ordered an adjustable UCA to adjust pinion angle, but the vibration persisted. Finally removed the driveshaft and took it to a local shop. They balanced it, added a fair amount of weight to one end for a cost of $112. I have contacted AM on if I can get reimbursed for the additional cost I had to pay to repair my brand new driveshaft and am waiting for resolution. I've had great products and service from AM over the last several years, so I am hoping they come through again for me.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 01, 2015

    Easy to install

    i ordered the driveshaft more for peace of mind than anything else. It fits great, installation was a breeze and best of all there are no vibrations. I would recommend this to anyone.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Hector, ar

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 13, 2014

    No Brainer Upgrade

    I swapped drive shafts in about 1 1/2 hours using the instructions posted here. No problems at all and it was a perfect fit. I've experienced the same positive results that others have written here and well worth the cost. I can't understand why Ford doesn't at least offer this as an option.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 27, 2014

    Nice Shaft! :)

    Went in easy! Hardest part was getting the car up in the air and getting me under it...


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 San Diego, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2013

    Fits perfect

    Few things to say. First. Installation isn't a problem at all. If you have the right tools and maybe a second hand you're good to go within 20 minutes. Perfect fit and no problem at all. The only downside is that there isn't any information about how much torque should be used on the screws to tighten them. After a little research I found like 15 different opinions on how much to use. After installing the driveshaft you will recognize immediately that the car runs smoother and response is more direct than it was before. There only was one thing. Beginning at a certain speed (55 - 70 mph) there was a strange sound. After checking again the screws and using 75 lbs to tighten them the sound now is gone and I'm very happy with that purchase and love driving faster then 115 mph.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 16, 2013


    Wanted to get rid of the worst engineered drive shaft Ford has made for it's muscle cars. With a limiter placed on the car to prevent the driveshaft from tearing apart and damaging the vehicle. I now get to feel the power and enjoy the track without having to worry about it splitting . It also gets rid of the vibration I used to encounter around the 2700 rpm range when downshifting.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Windsor, NS, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 06, 2013

    Great Item!

    This is one of the better add on mod's that I have done to my Stang. Not only did it reduce weight of the car, it GAVE me a PEACE OF MIND of the drive shaft and the safety factor involved. The install was quick, less than 2 hours and now I don't mind the high speeds and getting into the gears every now and then. Great product for our stangs!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Church Point, La.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 02, 2012

    One piece driveshat (Aluminum)

    Installed by my Ford Dealer in under an hour. I could've done it myself, but I have reward points at this dealer and I ended up opaying just $36 for the install. Right away I can feel a difference. The driveshaft is quieter and smoother, and the less weight is always a plus. Yes, I'd recommend this as one of the first mods new Mustyang owners should do.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Springfield, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 24, 2012

    the PERFECT driveshaft

    i installed the new drive-shaft that comes for the manual and the automatic, it fit perfect and held up over 140 mph with my 3.73 gears. Before the install my auto would bang through 1st to 2nd gear, this drive-shaft also fixed that somehow. The install took me 30 minutes by myself with only jack stands and ramps.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 san diego, CA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    October 12, 2012

    Good for Performance, not so much for Fit

    Since this is a 4" Dia shaft (The stock being 3.5"), you have a stronger yet a lighter shaft. This helps in acceleration, reducing gear shift clunk, improved mileage and better feel. However, I have plenty of clearance issues with parts that were also meant for a V6 (Safety loop, suspension drop etc). So yes, if you are just wanting to change your car's shaft, this is a good product. But if you are adding any new components that would affect the under body of your car, you should do a lot of research. And for that reason, I give it only 4 stars


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Detroit, MI, USA

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 16, 2017

    Axle Exchange Brand???

    I received a driveshaft that was Axle Exchange brand as opposed to the SR Performance brand that I ordered. I sent off emails about this specifically asking if the specs and tolerances of this brand shaft were the same as the SR Performance shaft that I ordered. I assumed that this was just a rebranded driveshaft but I wanted confirmation. After several emails back and forth (and a week later) I was finally told that Axle Exchange manufactures the SR Performance. Still no response about the specs or tolerances. After weighing the Axle Exchange brand and seeing that it did come in at 20.0 pounds I decided to install it as it was a one piece drive shaft. To my disbelief, the stock drive shaft only weighed a total 29 pounds. Using my calculator, I figured out that this was only a difference of 9 pounds. Not the 29 pound savings advertised on the website. After a closer look the description reads "UP TO 29 pounds." A great play on words. Needless to say, I am skeptical about the quality of the driveshaft that I received. American Muscle seemed hesitant to admit to rebranding (which is totally fine with me) but I was more concerned with the specs and tolerances of the Axle Exchange brand (which they would not say). Installation took about an hour using ramps up front and a jack and jack stands on the back. There are no vibrations or odd noises after installation. No performace difference is noticeable after install. Not surprisingly after only a 9 pound difference instead of 29 pounds that I was expecting.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 09, 2017

    Not a big deal for my 2013 V6

    Unfortunately I can't be to excited about this change. The install was no problem (about 2 hours) and the new driveshaft looks pretty under the car but that is the extent of my happiness. First thing I noticed is there is only a 9lb weight loss from my stock shaft. (not 19lbs) Then I took the car out and drove to Watkins Glenn for opening day, and not long into the trip I felt that familiar drivetrain vibration.. mostly on deceleration between 2,000 - 2,600 RPM. So in summary, I didn't have a very big weight gain/loss. Then the one reason I wanted to do this was to remove that vibration and it's still there... As for performance gain, I didn't notice any seat of the pants gain as others have experience. Not saying the Aluminum driveshaft change wasn't great for others however, not much bang for me!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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