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The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (07-12 GT500)

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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 2007-2012 Manual Shelby GT500 Mustangs

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    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 in at only 18 lbs and 5.2 oz, The Driveshaft Shop's One Piece Mustang Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your GT500'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 2007 to 2012 Shelby GT500 Mustangs equipped with a 6-speed Manual transmission.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Details

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    What is the exact length on this? I'm looking for a replacement after I upgrade my GT's transmission the tremec. I'm told that transmission is longer.

    drewk85

    • Unfortunately we do not have the exact specs on how long this driveshaft is. But, when upgrading to the Tremec transmission, this driveshaft will be too long to work and would have to be shortened or a customer driveshaft would have to be purchased.

      SalC7

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    Driveshaft A Bolt In? Is the drive shaft a direct bolt in or do I need to change the yoke on the differential?

    zeroed

    • The shaft will retain the factory 6 bolt CV mount Eliminating the necessity of changing out the pinion yoke.

      CalifSpec2

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    What driveshaft loops work with this driveshaft on a GT500 with Kooks long tube headers?

    RonV

    • The The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will indeed be compatible with GMS Driveshaft Safety Loops - Front & Rear (item #393127). I will post the link for that driveshaft loop below: https://www.americanmuscle.com/gms-driveshaft-safety-loops-front-rear-0514.html

      JeffAM

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    I definitely have increased resonationin in cabin. Should I rotate driveshaft 180 degrees? It definitely has some reasonation going on.

    todrick

    • Hello! I would suggest trying to rotate it 180* and see if that works for you. If not take it to a shop and see if they can see whats going on, might be slightly out of balance. If all else fails give us a call and see what one of our CS Reps can do for you!

      Ryan H

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    Should I be experiencing more vibration and reasonation inside cabin compared to the stock two piece? Only happens in higher gears.

    todrick

    • Hello, When making the upgrade to a one piece driveshaft you should not see any increase in cabin noise or vibration if balanced properly.

      AMMike

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    Adjustable UCA Required for lower cars? Is an adjustable Upper Control Arm required\recommend to set the pinion angle before installing a 1-piece driveshaft? Is there any risk or problem associated with upgrading to a 1-piece DS while using the stock UCA on a lowered car? THX

    BigBearGT500

    • We have seen many applications that do not require an adjustable upper control arm to set the pinion angle, however, depending on the severity of the ride drop we would highly recommend it. Even on a slightly lowered vehicle, we would still recommend the UCA to make sure everything is set correctly.

      AMJEFF

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    Customer Reviews (15) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.666667 4.7
    • Fit 4.933333 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      February 14, 2018

      alum driveshaft

      works as designed no problems and as always timely delivery from american muscle

      LarryP

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 28, 2017

      Must have for forwarding motion...

      Why did I wait so long ?? Definite weight savings and so much better than original 2 piece dinosaur unit ford put in there. Just a great upgrade that should have been in car originally...

      Nukes

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 16, 2017

      I love it!!

      Bolted up fine. The car is so much fun to drive now. No more clunking. Puts a smile on my face every time I leave a stop light. And I don't have a vibration at any speed!!

      TonyP

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 02, 2017

      Great quality driveshaft!

      Great weight lost! Fast shipping! This driveshaft took a lot of rotating mass away. And alway great customer service from AM!

      DarrellS

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 15, 2017

      Highly recommend

      The aluminum driveshaft on my 2012 GT500 went in flawlessly. It uses a CV joint on one end wich adjust according to road conditions so there is no reason to adjust pinion angle. I did it because the stock One will fail if u add power and that could be very dangerous plus the lighter weight helps with acceleration. My car pulled so hard already that I can't say I noticed anything but common sense tell you dripping 20 lbs off the rotating driveline will help the motor rev quickly and make more power. It's like accelerating with the brake pedal applied it not...Huge difference Get one take care!

      KeithJ

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2017

      Must have

      Don't hesitate to buy took the slop out of the drivetrain

      MichaelD

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2017

      good shaft

      a little pricey but worth the money...much lighter then the original

      JorgeG

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 21, 2017

      must have for track cars

      nice product, can expect fit and finish to match the price.

      Nick

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 18, 2017

      Runs True - No Vibration!

      Rock solid and a HUGE difference in drivetrain backlash. Get it.

      TexasToast314

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      April 02, 2017

      Must have!!

      Ordered this for my 07 Gt500 what a great product Took away vibration I was having with the factory 2 piece driveshaft, if you don't have this its a must have part!!

      JoelA

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      December 30, 2016

      5 stars for The Driveshaft Shop

      Highly recommend the 1 piece driveshaft better the the 2 piece stock one that come with the car. Took it to the dealership to see what was wrong and they told me to look into a one piece driveshaft when to YouTube on AmericanMuscle and instantly knew what I want one of the best cheapest upgrade I did

      Crump

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      October 25, 2016

      Easy change out

      This is a easy change out, mine was a bit more difficult because I twisted the old 2 piece racing, I would highly recommend this drive shaft !

      Jimmy

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 18, 2014

      Solved Driveshaft Clunking Issues

      The GT500 was having some major issues with a loud clunking noise coming from the drive shaft. Rather than waiting for it to fail and deal with with the noise issue we replaced it, which was definitely worth it. No more noise and it does feel like the drive train has been lightened up a bit.

      AMJoe

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500 Pennsylvania

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2014

      1pc Aluminum Drive Shaft - GT500

      This was a relatively easy install to do on your own. I highly recommend this for the do it yourself mechanic. The weight savings alone compared to the stock unit is remarkable.

      11SHELBY

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 19, 2013

      Must have

      This driveshaft is a must have. Really what are you thinking about a 2 piece stock driveshaft in a GT500 or this one no brainer to me. You will not regret it believe me. Excellent upgrade for any Stang owner out there. These new mustangs got so weight to them so where ever we can save weight we will right but that and less rotating mass money well spent.

      crack

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500 Fort Hood,Tx

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