(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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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.
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February 20, 2020
One piece 3.5” driveshaft
This is a must do upgrade. Well worth the money for performance and safety. Be sure to pair with a safety loop as well.Helpful (0)
November 27, 2019
The install was really easy! I did not even have to drop my exhaust. Just jacked up the rear end and the factory shaft slid right out the back and the new one slid right in the same way! No more clunk when shifting and now I can get my E85 tune done. Seems to be a bit more responsive on the throttle, but already have a stage 3 roush supercharger on the car..Helpful (0)
November 26, 2019
joes 2012 gt
mine makes a noise like its out of balance when I first leave the light then goes away like its out of balance. any fix for this? or what can I do? please give me advice. do I bye a new one ? or can I have it rebalanced? let me know please thank you.Helpful (1)
November 18, 2019
Bang for the buck!!
For the price you pay for an aluminum drive shaft is a good value for your ET. I dropped “ .15 ”! after you’ve done cold air and tune, new upper and lower control arms this is nice bang for the price. Oh since you are there throw on a drive shaft safety loop only another 60 bucks or so. Piece of mine !!Helpful (2)
October 14, 2019
Car runs totally different! Noticed a difference as soon I pulled off.Helpful (1)
August 08, 2019
Finally, a Driveshaft that works!
This driveshaft works as advertised. There is no vibration at all at speeds of up to 100 MPH. It feels great accelerating, very smooth, car is more lively. There is some background harmonic noise that becomes noticeable with this driveshaft. This is my fourth d/s! Gone thru 2 Ford stock d/s (hanger bearings) and an Axel Exchange d/s that was horrible. Bot this one on AM recommendation - what a relief! Thanks AM!Helpful (2)
August 06, 2019
Great 0-60. Car really picks up speed. A must for people who want to get off the line faster...Helpful (1)
July 15, 2019
Feels like it revs quicker and got rid of the shift clunk.Helpful (3)
June 26, 2019
Great product, improved acceleration and throttle responseHelpful (1)
May 08, 2019
I replaced my 2-peice shaft with this one when my carrier bearing went out. It's a great replacement with a cheaper price than ford was going to charge me for the factory one. I didn't notice any better acceleration but it does have a smoother power delivery and it doesn't get squirrelly on 1-2 shifts.Helpful (4)
Is anyone running this on an automatic and have noticed difference in throttle response or the lag? Thanks
I have had personal experience with the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft. I notice my factory driveshaft almost had a slight hesitation in it that through the automatic 6r80 transmission is noticeable in when first pressing on the gas from a stand still. After installing the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft I noticed that noise and hesitation had reduced to almost nothing. This is definitely not a huge performance increasing mod, but will definitely strengthen your drive train to handle more power.
The Driveshaft Shop website states that due to the CV joint, the pinion angle doesn't need to be adjusted with this product. For those of you that installed this on a lowered car (mine is -1.5") did you have to make an adjustment?
Typically if you are on just lowering springs, you would not have to make any adjustments for the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT, BOSS)
Im considering an upgrade of my 2014 GT, the only question is: What's the difference between 3,5'' and 4''? Can I install both of these?
You could install either a 3.5" or 4" model year compatible driveshaft on your 2014 GT, the difference being the diameter of the driveshaft itself. You would not be able to use both diameters at the same time, just one or the other depending on your preference. All things such as material and sidewall thickness being the same, the 3.5" may be lighter than a 4" driveshaft, while the 4" driveshaft may be stronger.
Do I need tune for this?
A tune will not be required.
Hi I am wondering why this wil not fit the v6 mustang? Is it a difference in length or is there another issue I am doing a 5.0 coyote swap into a v6 and I am wondering if I will be able to purchase this driveshaft or will I have to go a different route?
This will not work for the V6. They do have different dimensions, weight, and mounting points.
The adapter included with The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will be used on both automatic and manual trans Mustangs.
Thank you for your question about the Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT, BOSS). While this driveshaft is manufactured for use with high power performance Mustangs, you can use it without worry of it creating any issues with factory parts.
Unfortunately we do not have the spec sheets on the 2014 Roush stage 3 phase 2 so we would not have the information on if it came with a 1 piece or stock 2 piece driveshaft. Check under your vehicle to make sure you do infact have either the 1 piece or 2 piece. However this driveshaft is rated for upwards of 900HP and 3450ft/lb of torque.
Any and all issues reported are forwarded over to the manufacturer directly for research and development purposes, so you should need to worry about issues conveyed in the past as they should be dealt with.
This driveshaft would be able to bolt right up with out worrying about the pinion angle yes.
The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft is designed as a direct bolt on replacement for your stock 2 piece drive shaft.
The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft may eliminate the vibration you're experiencing. However, there is no way for us to guarantee that the driveshaft is the root cause of your vibration. We recommend taking the car to a shop to diagnose the issue.
On the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft, the CV joint is sealed, and greased for life, with no need to add further grease. This uses a proprietary grease from the Driveshaft Shop. The U joint will also be a sealed/greased for life unit.
Hello! We do not carry replacement parts for the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft
This drive shaft is specific to GT's and Boss's only, however, The Driveshaft Shop has an Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft for the V6's as well, item 14106. http://www.americanmuscle.com/dss-aluminum-driveshaft-1114v6.html
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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