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

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  • 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.

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

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Don't Hesitate

I have 2013 GT daily driver that I'm cautious to make mods to. This is the drive shaft Ford should of installed in the first place. After the install, it was as if I had been driving with the Emergeny ...

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5/5
Better drive train

This one piece aluminum driveshaft makes shifting much easier because it takes a lot of slack and sloppiness out of your drive train. It is much easier for the car to get the power to rear wheels because ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Will this drive shaft affect any of the stock parts on the mustang or a automatic mustang

TannerA

  • 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.

    AMRich

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Is anyone running this on an automatic and have noticed difference in throttle response or the lag? Thanks

Syed

  • 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.

    SalC7

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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?

goresnet

  • 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)

    JeffAM

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What is the overall length of this product in inches from flange to flange?

TravisM

  • The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft is designed as a direct bolt on replacement for your stock 2 piece drive shaft.

    AM MikeW

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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!

RobertL

  • 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.

    VincentV

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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?

Toplait

  • 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.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.405406 4.4
  • Fit 4.959459 5.0



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 25, 2015

    Don't Hesitate

    I have 2013 GT daily driver that I'm cautious to make mods to. This is the drive shaft Ford should of installed in the first place. After the install, it was as if I had been driving with the Emergeny break partially on before and I finally released it. Don't hesitate, the fit is perfect and the quality is top notch. I completed the install in an afternoon, by myself on jack stands, it's doable.

    jbcox29649

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Columbia, SC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 30, 2016

    Better drive train

    This one piece aluminum driveshaft makes shifting much easier because it takes a lot of slack and sloppiness out of your drive train. It is much easier for the car to get the power to rear wheels because it is much lighter than the stock unit.

    Roush2014

    Year: 2014 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 21, 2014

    Got To Get It!

    I have been building up my 2014 Mustang GT 5.0 in preparation for the Roush Phase II blower. I recently purchased a Drive Shaft Shop drive shaft. The fit was perfect and gives that little bit of extra clearance that can be vital! The gain was very good as it helps existing horse power get to the wheels where it counts. The drive shaft installs in a rather easy manner that takes 2-3 hours depending on mechanical ability. It has NO irritating vibration and is made with the highest quality standards. If you are looking to utilize your existing horse power to its fullest potential the DSS aluminum drive shaft is a must! I would highly recommend this product as a great add on that gives the most bang for the buck!

    JayHartmann

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Corpus Christi, Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 20, 2016

    Solid!!

    Added this after switching to 4:10 gears and Ford Racing Traction-Lok Differential. I had a vibration at 60-65 MPH and this driveshaft is got rid of the vibration. Also, this thing truly connects the gas petal to the rear tires. Installed easily in the driveway and well worth the price!

    Pimpron

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 03, 2017

    Driveshaft Nirvana

    A lot of these reviews mention a dramatic difference after installing the DSS shaft (night and day, etc.). I think most of that must come from enthusiasm over something new. The differences in feel, of which there are many, are subtle. But don't worry, subtle is good. I never realized just how much drivetrain slop there was in my car. With the new shaft, everything related to changes in the state of the drivetrain feels smoother. Clutch uptake is instantaneous, downshifts feel like buttuh, throttle changes are quicker; it just feels... right. Also, as noted in other reviews, a good number of pops and groans on clutch engagement have been eliminated. Very nice. An unexpected effect has been in the feel of the rear suspension. I thought I was imagining things at first, but it definitely feels less harsh going over bumps. I assume this has something to do with not only the decrease in the weight of the driveshaft (which is a sort of pseudo-suspension component in a solid axle car), along with the driveshaft's pivot point being moved farther away from the axle. It occurred to me that part of the reason Ford went with the 2-piece design must have been to remove some unsprung weight from the rear suspension. And while I doubt the DSS piece weighs much (if any) less than the back half of the OEM unit, the increased length gives the axle a bit more leverage when changing direction, effectively further reducing unsprung weight. As far as a noticeable effect on hard acceleration... I can't really tell. These 5.0 cars are so fast to begin with, it's impossible to "feel" a difference at full throttle. It does feel a bit lighter on its feet, however, and more direct, i.e. throttle inputs more directly translate into drivetrain response. The install was pretty dang easy. I managed it mostly by myself in about two hours with the car on jack stands, and I didn't need to remove the exhaust. I did have someone help me take the old shaft out the back and feed the new one in, but I'm sure I could've done that on my own, too, though with a bit more struggle and a few choice cuss words thrown in for good measure. I've owned my Mustang for more than five years and after installing the new DS I wish I would've done it years ago.

    Futureman

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 15, 2017

    Sweet driveshaft

    This really wakes the car up, the weight of this shaft definitely feels quicker and lighter off the line.

    Aaronm47

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 21, 2017

    Great quality

    My factory driveshaft felt very clunky. Installed this driveshaft and the car feels much more connected. Great quality

    RyanS

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 28, 2017

    Great, simple product for a great result!

    I was scared of that two piece driveshaft with my power numbers so decided to be safe and upgrade and I love it! Way Lighter than the factory two piece and the one piece looks good underneath too! Such a great bolt on!

    Apast23

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2017

    One piece DS

    Very happy with this driveshaft. Installs easily with midpipe removed . Good quality .Eliminated the vibration I would get from the old 2 piece it had . Did not feel any noticeable gains but definitely feels smoother to drive and shift . Highly recommend getting that horrible 2 piece out and putting this in .

    Rhino5cs

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 05, 2017

    What Ford should have installed

    Expensive but worth every penny! Smooths out the driveline, weighs much less, removes the extra slop from the extra joints in the 2-piece shaft. The rear CV joint IS the WAY TO GO. Ignore the shafts with 2 U-joints and go with this shaft.

    Equana

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    January 06, 2017

    DDS install

    just installed. Reduced lag time in the auto trans. I noticed it right away, also installed 373s so only easy driving for 400 more miles. Installers said that they are familiar with these driveshafts and know they are a great product.

    LiamGT

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    October 23, 2016

    DSS one piece

    I got this put on at the same time as a new clutch. I am still in the break in period for the clutch so I have only got the car up to 4500 rpm. Even only from 2-4500 rpm, and off the clutch, there was a noticeable difference in how quickly the engine revs. I can't wait to really get on it since at every gear the car just feels more responsive.

    Endless

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 13, 2016

    Just installed - super impressed!

    Product arrived in perfect condition. Came with excellent instructions, although not really needed. (Plenty of videos online too). Quality appears to be excellent and it fit like a glove. I had no difficulty installing this by myself with the car only on jack stands in my garage. In fact, removing the old one was more difficult than installing the new. That being said, I did encounter one near miss when installing it. The rear adaptor flange is a very snug fit. Take your time, tap it in gently with a rubber mallet, ensuring the bolt holes are lined up, and be sure to tighten the bolts in a correct pattern. The supplied bolts are an usual size (7 mm allen head). They will turn with a 1/4" allen head, but you run the real risk of stripping them when the going gets tight. And it did on mine. Thankfully, I used stop-work on myself and realized it was a metric size allen head before I fubar'ed it. These are probably not fasteners you want to use compressed air. Still overall fit is 5 stars. I give it 4 stars for bang for buck - mostly because I consider anything near $1000 to just be expensive. I haven't rated the performance gain yet because the car is still on stands in my garage for a simultaneous suspension kit upgrade. I cant wait to drive it - once I check the pinion angle, of course!

    HandyAndy

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 29, 2016

    Slight performance increase; peace of mind

    Driven with this aluminum shaft for about 40000 miles. No problem with it. Performance gain is slight but noticeable. For a price of over 700 dollars, this is worth it for the peace of mind it gives regarding the 2 pieces shaft breaking. If not for the peace of mind, I would not pay 700 for the slight performance gain. If you are looking for performance gain only, then getting the final drive gears would make more sense.

    KHL

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 20, 2016

    Super impressed

    Well constructed very clean. Was surprised how much crisper the shifts were from the original 2-piece driveshaft. Is going to be a huge upgrade with my car making around 700 horse this year. Much easier making all that power to the ground and not breaking a driveshaft

    Bmal15

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 03, 2015

    nice driveshaft

    This driveshaft was a little on the high end of what other aluminum shafts are going for...But this is a very high quality driveshaft from the perfect fit to the reduced noise and no vibration.... get that 2 pc driveshaft out of your Mustang.... You will notice a difference

    shawn64

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Clarkston MI

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 02, 2015

    great mod for my 2013 gt

    It's a great product RPM's pick up much faster do yourself a favor and get rid of the 3 piece and go with this drive shaft

    cass

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT San Antonio

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 22, 2015

    Go with this brand!

    I made the mistake of ordering a Shaftmasters to save a few bucks. After having numerous issues I ordered this one from the every trusty American Muscle. Save money and buy this one from the start. world of difference. And of course American Muscle support was awesome as always.

    NaplesStang

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 16, 2015

    Great Product

    This shaft has gone hand in hand with the new braided clutch line and barton shifter and bracket. The car revs faster, accelerates faster and the ride is smoother all around. but be warned this install is kind of a pain in the rear, but it is doable in the driveway.

    Big0311bry

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT The STREETS of Michigan

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    September 01, 2014

    Excellent Drive Shaft

    With a recent tune on my 2014 GT Mustang over 400 RWHP, it was recommended I replace the stock two piece drive shaft with a one piece. I can feel the transfer of power immediately. The shop who installed it said they had to take out part of the exhaust to install it since it was one piece.....but an easy job! U can feel a big difference in the ride already! Worth the investment!

    Bornn64

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Atlantic Beach, FL, USA

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