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The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT; 12-13 BOSS 302)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
    • Lighter and Stronger Than Stock 19 lbs Vs 39 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 2011-2014 Manual and Automatic GT and BOSS Mustangs

    Review & Installation 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 factory 2-piece driveshaft (19 lbs versus the stock 39 lbs), 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 2011 to 2014 GT and BOSS Mustangs, equipped with either a 6-speed 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.

    Shipping Note. This product can not be shipped to an APO/FPO, Guam or US Virgin Island addresses.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    MPN# FDSH56-A

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        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.

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        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)

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        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.

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        Do I need tune for this?

        • A tune will not be required.

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        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.

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        10 More Questions
        Just bought it for My 13 gt auto. Question is , should the adapterplate be used with Both automatic and manuals? 1 answer
        Will this drive shaft affect any of the stock parts on the mustang or a automatic mustang 1 answer
        I have a 2014 Roush stage 3 phase 2 mustang The car was purchased from the dealership with everything done to it. Does Roush use the same 2 piece driveshaft as a regular 5.0 ? or do they upgrade it at the factory ? and what speed is this driveshaft rated for ? 1 answer
        There seem to be quite a few balance/noise/vibration issues reported in the comments below and what Intake as very poor customer service from DSS as regards having to pay for shipping to repair an obviously defective and expensive part. I read at least 3 reviews of issues like this. Yes they repaired it but at an additional cost that really isn’t appropriate. Should I really consider buying this? 1 answer
        Planning to install this driveshaft this weekend. Car had lowering springs. Will I need to be concerned about pinion angle or is this simply a direct bolt on with no other adjustments required? Thank you. 1 answer
        What is the overall length of this product in inches from flange to flange? 1 answer
        I have a 2013 Mustang GT with an annoying vibration from 60-80mph(much more noticeable around 70-80mph). My question is, will this driveshaft help get rid of that vibration? (already balanced the wheels to no effect) I read a lot about these cars having drivetrain vibration which Ford apparently dismisses, and never really found a particular solution. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you! 1 answer
        How often does the CV joint need greased? What type of grease is used? Were can the CV join grease be purchased? Are there grease fittings on the U-Joint? 1 answer
        Do you offer replacement parts for this driveshaft? Specifically the rear cv joint. 1 answer
        Will this driveshaft work for a v6 stock manual mustang? I need a upgrade but don't want a weak driveshaft. 2 answers

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          Ratings Summary

          4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          Installation Cost: $100-$250





          • November 27, 2019

            5 2012 GT - ComputerGuy Installation Time: Afternoon

            Great Driveshaft

            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..

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          • November 26, 2019

            3 2012 GT - JoeS Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

            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.

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          • November 18, 2019

            4 2012 GT - GaryM Installation Time: Afternoon

            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 !!

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          • October 14, 2019

            5 2011 GT - DemondreM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Awesome

            Car runs totally different! Noticed a difference as soon I pulled off.

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          • August 08, 2019

            5 2012 GT - KonaBlueGreatWhiteNorth Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            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!

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          • August 06, 2019

            5 2011 GT - Akdog08 Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Good 0-60

            Great 0-60. Car really picks up speed. A must for people who want to get off the line faster...

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          • July 15, 2019

            5 2014 GT - Lzro Installation Time: Afternoon

            Quality, improvement

            Feels like it revs quicker and got rid of the shift clunk.

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          • June 26, 2019

            4 2012 GT - Nebraska Installation Time: Afternoon

            Great upgrade

            Great product, improved acceleration and throttle response

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          • May 08, 2019

            5 2014 GT - 10SecDailyGoal Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Works Great

            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.

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          • April 20, 2019

            5 2014 GT - JohnK Installation Time: Afternoon

            Must Have!!!

            This will give you Instant Torque!!! The Throttle Response on my 2014 Race Red Roush is unreal. No clunk, faster in every way, combined with Barton Short Throw Shifter and Blowfish Racing Bracket and Driveshaft loop I feel like I'm in a different car!! Can wait to install my Bama Tunes.

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          • April 01, 2019

            5 2012 GT - LouisH Installation Time: Afternoon

            Seems to be working?

            Definitely haven't noticed any adverse effects. Throttle may be a bit more responsive. Unfortunately at low speeds on a cold engine it's hard to say if it helped the lurch as much as I hoped it would but I think that's more of an issue with my tune. The install hardware was a pretty strange choice but it gave me an excuse to build my tool collection.

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          • March 31, 2019

            5 2014 GT - DomC Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Great addition

            Little pricey but the feel you get back from the car is great. Feels like the car puts the power down better, less drivetrain chatter. It's a shame we have to buy this to correct Fords mistake with the 2 piece but really great addition for the car.

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          • March 14, 2019

            5 2014 GT - Jacko Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            feel the toeque

            much needed add-on makes the car want to lope like a beast wanting to break off the chains lol

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          • March 04, 2019

            5 2014 GT - Zack Installation Time: Afternoon

            No more clunk

            I installed this in my garage, on a QuickJack lift, with a buddy. We did a Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter at the same time. Including a trip to Harbor Freight, and some fooling around, we had both done in ~6 hours. On the first test drive, I immediately noticed the lack of "clunk" when accelerating. There's no flex or play in this driveshaft. I also noticed a *reduction* in vibration, contrary to what I expected. The 2 piece driveshaft has a support/safety bracket right in the middle, bolted to the body, that I believe transfers vibrations to the cabin. I don't really notice any gains in acceleration, but the smoother ride and piece of mind is well worth the price.

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          • February 28, 2019

            5 2014 GT - BradH

            Happy with purchase!

            Seems to make my car more responsive! This shaft is much lighter than the OEM shaft. Haven't had it on the highway yet but have had it at high speeds and is a smooth ride with no vibration, it seems to be well balanced. Happy with my purchase!

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          • February 25, 2019

            2 2012 GT - RoneG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Vibrates like crazy

            Straight forward install... but wasn’t balanced correctly.. now I gotta find a shop to fix this crazy vibrating

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          • December 23, 2018

            5 2013 GT - Jamiec Installation Time: Afternoon

            So far, so good

            I’m not getting the additional driveline noise that I’ve noticed others are getting. I can certainly tell a difference in both launch and highway speed pickup. I haven’t raced it yet, but I’d expect that it will perform as advertised.

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          • November 28, 2018

            5 2011 GT - Speedskater Installation Time: Afternoon

            Very well built Driveshaft

            Great Quality Driveshaft and American Muscle videos could go a little more in-depth for the install to be helpful. If your on the fence about this Driveshaft, just do it. WOW

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          • October 22, 2018

            5 2012 GT - Frac72 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            A Must Mod

            No more driveline vibration, noise, or bucking. Immediate throttle response and so mich easier to get power to the pavement. Improved feel and quarter mile time!

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          • October 19, 2018

            5 2012 GT - snowmobilejon5000 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Awesome.

            30 min swap. Just need to drop one mid pipe to get the new one in the put it back on. Smooth, quiet, already have 7 passes at 1.4 60 foots no issues. Much better than the stock 2 piece. My center carrier bearing was toast.

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