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The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (05-10 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
    • Lighter and Stronger Than Stock - Only 18 lbs
    • 6061-T6 Aluminum Construction - Rated for 3450ft lbs of Torque
    • One Piece Driveshaft Design
    • 3.5" Diameter for Extra Clearance
    • High Speed Balanced - Rated Up to 900 Horsepower
    • Fits 2005-2010 Automatic and Manual GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and this is my detailed breakdown of the drive shaft shop one piece carbon fiber and aluminum drive shaft available for the 2005 to 2014 Mustang GT, all 11-14 V6s and the 2007-2012 Shelby GT 500. For all intents and purposes either the carbon fiber or aluminum one piece drive shaft would be a massive upgrade over the factory two-piece drive shaft in just about every way with the only exception of course being cost. Now before I lay down all the benefits of switching to a one-piece drive shaft, go ahead and click on that link below to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't done so already. That way you can see more detailed product overviews like these drive shafts here in addition to other great Mustang bids that are certainly worth the watch. So the drive shaft shop has been around for over 30 years designing and producing quality drive shafts that have been used on everything from record breaking drag cars to some of our very own project cars like Project MMD and Project Coyote. Currently on the site, we are offering both the carbon fiber version and the lightweight aluminum version which again will be a huge improvement over that stocker not only in weight savings but also strength, drivability and performance.First up, let's start with the most obvious benefit of going with a one-piece drive shaft, weight savings. Now I do have the factory 2014 Coyote drive shaft here with me. So let's throw that on the scale and see what we're looking at. All right so the factory two-piece drive shaft is weighing in at roughly 37-1/2 pounds. Take this off. Now let's see what we're looking at with the aluminum drive shaft. So with the one-piece drive shaft, the aluminum version, we're weighing in at 18-1/2 pounds roughly. So we'll take this off and throw the carbon fiber version on and see what the difference is. And the carbon fiber version is just over 17 pounds right now. So there you go. Just by going with a one-piece lightweight aluminum or carbon fiber drive shaft you're roughly going to shave almost 20 pounds off your Mustang's rotational mass.By shedding that much weight off the drivetrain, you're going to notice a couple of different things, quicker revs and improved throttle response and you should even see slightly faster 60 foot and quarter mile times. Another benefit is that you should notice slightly less vibrations that can sometimes be associated with two-piece drive shafts. Another massive benefit is that the one piece drive shafts are just inherently stronger than the factory two-piece drive shaft. For one, you are eliminating the weak spot in the factory two-piece drive shaft and you're also going to be using stronger materials all around from the shaft itself to the CV and U joints much superior compared to the factory counterpart.First up, let's start with the lightweight aluminum version. Now if you want you can click on the link below to head back to our site if you're not there already to learn a little bit more about this guy. Now first up, the lightweight version is going to be a little less expensive compared to the carbon fiber version but will still offer all of the same performance benefits I just talked about a little earlier. The shaft itself has been made from a light weight 6061 T6 aluminum while the CV joint and U joints themselves have been made from extremely strong 300M alloy steel. This is the same steel used in aircraft landing gear and other applications where strength is an absolute must. The carbon fiber version on the other hand is slightly more expensive compared to the aluminum version but you do get a little bit more for your money.In fact, just click the link below if you want to learn more about this guy. Carbon fiber construction does weigh slightly less compared to the aluminum version as we just saw with our scale and when it does come to rotational mass, every little bit helps. Another plus with the carbon fiber version is that even though both options have been rated at 900 horsepower at the rear wheels that carbon fiber construction is going to have a higher degree of torsion and a higher tensile strength. So that basically means the carbon fiber material can handle much more abuse before breaking when compared to the aluminum version. Now even though the carbon fiber is technically stronger in that regard, it does have better elasticity allowing it to twist ever so slightly on those hard launches reducing some of the shock on your drivetrain, your gears and your axles.Because it does have the ability to dampen some of these noises, everyday driving should be a little quieter and free of noise vibration and harshness when compared to that aluminum unit. Getting either option installed on to your Mustang is actually pretty straightforward if you've never done one before but I will say it makes life a lot easier if you have a lift on hand in addition to another set of hands. On the other hand, if you want to do things the old-fashioned way and get on your back underneath some jack stands, well it can be done that way too but just be sure to leave yourself two hours to get the job done and make sure you have a good quality fork wrench on hand just to make sure everything is according to spec. Either way if you do have any questions about the install or about the drive shafts themselves, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an e-mail.Even though upgrading the factory two-piece drive shaft in your ride can be a little pricey, the savings in weight and general improvements overall are worth every single penny especially if your car sees a lot of track time. So be sure to check out the drive shaft shop options for your ride available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Light Weight. Lighter and stronger than the stock 2-piece driveshaft, weighing it at only 18 lbs and 7.2 oz, The Driveshaft Shop's One Piece Mustang Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your Pony's 1/4 mile track times.

    Superior Quality. Constructed from 3.5" diameter 6061-T6 aluminum tubing this driveshaft features a 1350 front u-joint with flange to mount directly to the transmission and a 28 spline 108mm 6-bolt rear CV joint made from an all new 300M material.

    Extra Clearance. This light weight one piece aluminum driveshaft features a 3.5" diameter design giving extra clearance needed to avoid interference that can happen on lowered Mustangs equipped with a 4" shaft.

    High Speed Balanced. Balanced on one of the most sophisticated balancing machines in the industry, at up to 9500RPM (revolutions per minute) this one piece driveshaft is rated for use up to 900 horsepower.

    Application.
    This one piece aluminum driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop is designed specifically for use on 2005 to 2010 GT and Bullitt Mustangs equipped with either a Manual or Automatic transmission.

    Please Note. The Driveshaft Shop One Piece Driveshafts are built to order for our customers and because of this, there can be a 4 to 5 week lead time on orders.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

    MPN# FDSH57-A

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        Questions & Answers (16)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        What are the differences in the GT version vs. V6 version, other than the yoke?

        • The difference between an Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft for a GT versus a V6, other than the yoke, is the V6 driveshaft length is shorter than the GT.

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        2008 Mustang GT. currently running stock 2 piece driveshaft. Does the Driveshaft Shop's one piece driveshaft require adjustments to pinion angle (anything else)?

        • The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will not require a pinion angle adjustment and will bolt right on.

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        Is adjustable Upper Control Arm needed for it? My car is lowered about 1.3 in the front and 1.5 in the rear, along with adjustable LCA and pan hard rod. While still use the factory UCA.

        • While installing the driveshaft, you can install upper control arms to your vehicle. It would be an upgrade to your suspension but it is not necessary.

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        Hello, Does this Driveshaft come with installation hardware? Thank you very much.

        • The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft would not come with any hardware, so you would need to reuse the factory hardware, or source new hardware.

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        Hi I'm confused as to how this driveshaft fits BOTH the manual and the auto transmissions ? I would like to know if this will fit my 07 GT with the 5r55s auto trans ?

        • Yes, this will fit your vehicle.

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        10 More Questions
        Does this driveshaft have index marks like the oem one? will it vibrate if not installed on the marking on the flanges? 1 answer
        Will this drive line work on the the tremec t56 6 speed transmission? 1 answer
        Will this work? My car is lowered 2 inches. Most kits are 1 to 1 1/2 inch drops. Will this drive shaft still work. Have the factory H pipe still on, was going to go to a x pipe though. Will that also work? 3 answers
        will this fit a 2006 mustang gt with automatic transmission? also does this come with new bolts on the diff side not the transmission side? 0 answer
        Will this drive shaft work on a factory manual transmission in a 2006 Mustang GT ,without mods ? { true bolt on , swap out }. 1 answer
        SFI rated? 1 answer
        I'd like clarity on pinion angles, with the DSS on a lowered 2.25" in the rear car. I notice the DSS has one end only with a "U" looking joint and directly bolts on the other end, while the Ford Racing Performance driveshaft on AM site has "U" styled joints at both ends. Can you please tell me the difference or which might be best for a 2.25" lowered car and if either needs an adjustable UCA for my ride highth? Thank you! 1 answer
        Will longer bolts be required to properly install the differential end of this drive shaft? 1 answer
        It appears this drive shaft does not have a boot over the slip joint. Does the slip joint need to be greased? If so, how often what type of grease. 1 answer
        Will this work with the g force 3650 ? It's an aftermarket tr3650. They claim it fits all stock components of a standard GT. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (70) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Performance Gain 4.212121 4.2
          • Fit 4.863636 4.9



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 01, 2019

            Very Nice

            It does what it does well. No vibration or clunk. I can tell it's lighter just by the feel of the clutch and gas. seems to have more of a bite in the rear during acceleration

            ScottR

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 16, 2019

            Aluminum Driveshaft

            Big improvement, noticed an immediate difference. Not a best buy bang for the buck but definitely worth it

            DanielO

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 13, 2019

            light sturdy driveshaft

            acceleration a bit quicker, no vibration at all, I would recommend to any Stanger...paired with 3.73 gears...Ford Performance actually recommended this product because they(Ford) don't make one for auto s197

            DanielO

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 12, 2019

            Loving the one piece

            Love it it took all the vibration out that the 05 to 09 Mustang GT came with with the stock two piece

            BenjaminS

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 23, 2019

            great product!

            Very good upgrade for your s197 mustang! was worried if this would fit on an automatic car..it does!!! So that was a plus. The new drive shaft weighed in at 21.8 pounds. The old one at a whopping 42.4 pounds! i definitely felt a difference, very snappy and responsive now!

            DerekC

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 10, 2019

            Great Piece

            Lighter Stronger Better This one piece aluminum driveshaft is much lighter then the stock two piece. Took 45 minutes or so...

            Dk1992

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 05, 2019

            Driveshaft

            Worth the money. Noticeable difference in acceleration. Get an impact gun done in no time

            Hulk2005gt

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 02, 2019

            Quality piece of machinery....

            The driveshaft came packages appropriately packaged against damage of any kind. Looks are awesome. A quality piece of machinery. great job Driveshaft Shop. Took an afternoon but I am extremely picky about things. I'd say 3 hours for just the driveshaft switch out. Great buy and mod for my Shelby. Can't wait until I take it "out" but feels noticeably good so far.

            georgev

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 12, 2019

            Driveshaft

            Very smooth. Very happy with the product and highly recommend

            Nolan

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 11, 2019

            So much better then stock.

            The aluminum one piece drive shaft is a great mod overall. It was very simple and very straight forward on how to install. The performance difference is noticeable as well. I went from the stock two piece to this and the 0-60 and overall acceleration of the car was improved enough to be noticed. The weight savings is also great as well. 10/10 would recommend

            LukeS

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 14, 2019

            New driveshaft

            My car is a bolt on car and acceleration was jerky and not the car had vibration before the install now it is smooth and saw 5 hp more on the ground from eliminating rotationall mass off the drive train

            Nightmarethe3v

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 28, 2019

            Way over-hyped

            Minimal performance gains..my shaft weighed in at 20 lbs 8 oz vs the 18 lbs they claimed..not really feeling great about the driveshaft..the install was the best and easiest part..very smooth installation.

            CalebM

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 26, 2019

            06 Roush

            Great update to your ride. You actually feel the power in the seat of your pants. I would say this is a must if you are up grading your stang!!!

            Douglas

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 25, 2019

            Aluminum 1 piece driveshaft

            It looks better than the stock driveshaft but didnt notice any difference in acceleration. Also have a vibration at highway speeds.

            AdamM

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 18, 2019

            smooth

            The install was easy did by myself in about hour and a half. Notice a slight difference in noise and smoothness.

            Tster1

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            February 06, 2019

            Driveshaft

            Al I can say is WOW! What a difference in performance, no more vibration in the drive chain system. This worth the money! If you care about your Mustang GT this is a must have item for your car. Thumbs up!

            CharlesS

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            November 03, 2018

            Worth it

            Had this bad boy installed by my shop last week. I do not take my car to the track or race but was sick of the vibrations coming from my shaft area. The one piece shaft is so much quieter. A little pricey but worth it. Feels like I am driving a new car.

            JosephC

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 17, 2018

            Looks great

            This driveshaft is so much lighter than stock. Looks way better too. Went ahead and put a red driveshaft safety loop on at the same time just for good measures. Drives really smooth and a lil peppier. The stock driveshaft is just a bulky two piece monster. Really happy so far with it.

            Tucker

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 23, 2018

            Eliminated drone

            Well crafted driveshaft. Eliminated the drone and vibration I was feeling.

            VernI

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 19, 2018

            DOA and warranty claim problems

            Bought one in late '16, and it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, that was the best of it. The CV joint was defective out of the box, and caused problems from day one. Drove a few hundred miles and couldn't fix it. Unfortunately the manufacturer dragged their feet in processing an RMA, and other issues happened (not their fault) and then was denied any warranty claim DSS then kept the driveshaft due to the obscene repair bill they quoted, and my refusal to pay it when I had tried getting it repaired in time for the warranty. NOT happy, though I appreciate American Muscle's shipment of the original product, and that they're not responsible for making these. Buyer beware.

            EdN

            Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (16)

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