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The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 V6)

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  • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
  • Lighter and Stronger Than Stock - Only 20 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 Manual And Automatic 2011-2014 V6 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 factory 2-piece driveshaft, weighing in at only 20 lbs and 11 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 2011 to 2014 V6 Mustangs equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission.

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

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  • (1) Driveshaft
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  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
nice driveshaft

excellent product. about ten lbs lighter than the factory shaft. reduced rolling resistance a noticeable amount. install took about 2 hours using a lift. highly recommend using a lift and a few friends. ...

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5/5
INSTALATION ADVICE READ!!!

Good product overall. BUT... it's DOES NOT come with instructions. When you remove your OEM shaft you'll notice it has u joints on both ends. Your new Aluminum shaft will only have a single u joint on ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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What are the torque specifications for the bolts when installing this?

Renownedd

  • When installing the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft, the driveshaft flange to transmission bolts should be torqued to 80 lb-ft and the driveshaft flange to pinion flange bolts should be torqued to 76 lb-ft

    Rob D

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What is the max RPM that this driveshaft is rated for? I know the 4" is rated for readline and 1000hp...I know the 3.5" is rated for 900hp-ish....but I haven't seen anything about the RPM ratings.

KHob

  • Hi, This Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft is rated for up to 9500RPM.

    Chris J

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In discussions about driveshafts, the first thing to pop up is the 135mph detonation video. What top speed is the 3.7 automatic capable of with ONLY this driveshaft and the speed limiter removed? I can't find any threads or videos where ANYONE has pushed their cars after installing an aftermarket driveshaft.

Boostdreamer

  • I don't have the one piece aluminum driveshaft, but have the Diablosport Trinity T1000 tuner with the speed limiter turned off and a six speed manual gear box with the pony package 3.31 rear end, Airaid cold-Air Intake. I did 235kph/146.7 mph, with a little gas to go, (one time only) so I would guess with the aluminum driveshaft it would do 150-155 or more with a standard gear set of 2.73! I hope my answer was some what informative, I wan't to get the one piece just for safety sakes!

    JohnnyHoliday

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i have not seen any after market driveshafts for the 2015 v6, would this fit a 2015?

Nico

  • Unfortunately, we do not carry any driveshafts for the 2015 V6. The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will only fit 11-14 V6 Mustangs.

    VincentV

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Driveshaft shop ? The factory drive shaft has (4) front bolts and (4) rear on the DSS drive shaft I noticed it says it has (6) in the rear.....So what happens with the extra two holes?

SterlingBeauty

  • There's an adapter that comes with the driveshaft that accepts the six bolt on the CV joint. This adapter also has the four bolt holes needed for the attachment to the pinion yoke.

    Skiguy

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.205883 4.2
  • Fit 4.742857 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 10, 2014

    nice driveshaft

    excellent product. about ten lbs lighter than the factory shaft. reduced rolling resistance a noticeable amount. install took about 2 hours using a lift. highly recommend using a lift and a few friends. no instructions included so thats a downside. use thread locker and torque to 80 ft lbs.

    gunzmoney

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 North Carolina, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 21, 2016

    INSTALATION ADVICE READ!!!

    Good product overall. BUT... it's DOES NOT come with instructions. When you remove your OEM shaft you'll notice it has u joints on both ends. Your new Aluminum shaft will only have a single u joint on one end. That end will bolt to the transmission using the supplied 4 bolts. Those are longer than the 4 you removed due to the Aluminum shaft being thicker. The other end requires the 6 bolts be removed to access the round adapter plate. ( it is already attatched to the shaft when you recieve it) That plate bolts onto the rear end using your 4 factory bolts. Feed the new shaft in from the rear.. going towards the transmission. Hand tighten those 4 bolts. Then line using the rear end section to the adapter plate and instal the 6 bolts. There will be a slight gap but tightening those 6 bolts will pull it to the plate for a snug fit. Finally, torque all bolts to 80lbs using loctite or another brand of thread lock liquid. Overall the 1 piece shaft is a great item and a necessity if adding power and removing the factory speed limiter via tune file. The lack of instructions was a disappointment but overall an easy install. Use 4 jack stands ( 6 ton is ideal for plenty of height ) and a friend. Should take about 2 hours using these instructions.

    BlackWidowMustang

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Decatur, AL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 25, 2017

    Amazing Upgrade!

    I've been looking at new driveshafts for over 5 years. But the excuses were always; too expensive, and too little performance gain. After driving around for several days since the install I am totally shocked how much better and smoother this car runs, even after reading dozens of reviews and forum posts beforehand. I put the car on a lift and took my time installing, total time about 2.5 hours. This DS is an amazing piece of engineering! The instructions are nonexistent. The only instructions that do come with the shaft are wrong!!! I had watched 5 or 6 install videos, and had the install sheet for the DSS GT version. All you get is one line of torque specs for V6 version, crammed between the other Mustang's tq specs, and it is wrong! First it says that you have " (12) M10 long bolts... (6) M10 short bolts...", wrong. There are 6 long and 4 short. Tq for the 4 short bolts that hold the solid alum. adapter plate to rear axle says 43 ft. lbs., the OE specs for these 4 bolts is 76 ft. lbs., and the other solid adapter plates for every other version is 57 ft. lbs. I torqued these down to 57 ft. lbs., and I don't believe I came anywhere close to over torquing. I've seen other reviews on here where they say they torqued every bolt to 80 ft. lbs. That's crazy. Front 4 OE bolts, 76 ft. lbs, 6 long, and 4 short M10 bolts in the rear 57 ft. lbs. But in the end I can't believe the difference this has made in my Mustang! Why didn't Ford engineer a decent DS in the first place?!?!

    JeffOden

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 25, 2017

    Great buy

    Very well made and easy to put on. Got rid of vibrations I had versus the stock DS with the 3.73's. I have no problem going 150 now! I will say this. It does amplify drivetrain sound in the rear end and trans. I don't mind it since the car is purpose built to go fast. Noise just lets me know it's working lol. I'll suggest this to anyone looking for reliability and peace of mind.

    Darkrider

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 18, 2016

    Go for it!!!!

    Got this the other day. Install should of been simple but I could not get the car high enough (do not use 2 1/4 ton jack and stands only use 3 ton or greater my dumb mistake) That being said I ended up taking it to a shop cost 60 dollars to install and took the mechanic 20 minutes to install Hard to now for shure exact gains in acceleration with out going to a track but you can tell there is a difference not to mention the safety of having this installed not having to worry about a drive shaft failure due to high speed or added horsepower. The factory drive shaft is a joke.

    jskllc

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 01, 2016

    The Driveshaft FORD Should of Made!!!!

    Price, in stock available to ship and fast free shipping tipped the scales! Quality of shaft is 9 out of 10, (that is because it had some blemishes from shipping), otherwise it included great instruction on how to install and everything needed to install it. I felt a big difference in the feel of car; smoother easier starts, less vibration to name just a few things.

    Speedfab

    Year: 2012 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2016

    Does the job

    OEM driveshaft blew up in two on the first run of the dyno with the new 3:73 gears going for redline in 5th. driveshaft shop driveshaft installed, tuner took it all the way to redline at 156 mph in 5th without a problem. id say it served its purpose. Couldn't say on the performance, id say my car feels faster than stock, although the procharger might have something to do with that.

    V6FI

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 05, 2016

    Good product.

    It doesn't give any noticeable gains, but is a solid piece for safety. I had to purchase because after I installed my 373 gears I had a lot of vibration in my car around 110 mph. The vibration is gone now. The only downside is that you hear a slight echo (that is a faint rattling almost) in the shaft either from the gears, or the transmission.

    GaStang85

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 01, 2016

    Well worth it.

    Bought this as I plan to mod the car with lots more power and wanted to remove the stock DS. NOTES: Install was EASY, took about 1.5 hours, was working on jack stands and changed the oil at the same time.. I think it was worth the money. As for performance gains. I can't say if this gave A LOT of power BUT what this did do was eliminate a vibration that has been in this car since new (bought the car with 5 miles on the clock). This did also allow a little bit more power to hit the tires. Again I have not gauged this but the butt dyno says it did.

    space720

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 15, 2016

    Pricey peace of mind

    Purchased this driveshaft for peace of mind since I'm installing 3:73 gears. Would have given it 5 stars, but unsure how long cv joint will last...it wears out and that's another $800 for a driveshaft.

    fordanatic

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 21, 2016

    One Mod You Shouldn't Pass Up A quality product

    I have a fully bolted v6 other then bbk throttle body. All I can say is wow amazing pros to this mod is weight savings about 20lbs off stock, smooth deceleration and acceleration. Quicker revs/exhaust note change during rev also. You now can really feel the entire rpms from start to redline pulls hard,strong, consistent. No more vibrations from cheap old OEM two piece shaft. No more speed governor also. This mod will change the entire way of how your car responds to all new mods. You will gain and lost hp/tq. I can easily say at least min. 3-5 hp/tq gained and you really feel confident pushing the car hard. This DSS shaft should come with the car since it didn't I couldn't pass it up. What are you ? This is worth every penny. Installation at pro shop cost $100 even took less then hour and you'll be back on the road launching and taking off min .2-.3 seconds off your 1/4 mile. Hope this helps make your decision.

    Mostang1986

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Elk Grove Village, IL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 23, 2015

    Simple bolt on and bolt off

    This product is a well made piece. I heard it was common for a stock driveshaft on a v6 to bust after so much power. I would suggest to get one before it breaks and you have to get it.

    Sammy

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Houston, Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 28, 2015

    Worth it

    The driveshaft was not hard at all to put on I did take all that mid pipe off to make it easier can tell it takes a lot less to spin now

    Marshall

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 AR

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2015

    Absolutely the best aftermarket driveshaft. Period.

    I have had two other "1" piece driveshafts before the unit made by The Driveshaft Shop. Putting the slip joint at the rearend definitely hepled, but nothing compares the the smoothness of the Driveshaft Shop piece. Their cv axle design is by far the most forgiving design and I consider this to be the only true one piece unit. My car is an auto with a 4.10 gear so the stock unit was spinning at max safe thresh hold around 80mph. Plus the vibration was terrible. DSS told me to torque the front and rear oem bolts to 70lb ft, and torque the 6 adapter bolts to 57lb ft. Works perfect and is smooth as glass. No more worries about safety and if it helps performance, fine. Worth every penny.

    Dougf

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Apollo Beach, FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 29, 2014

    This shaft is very well made

    I had no issues at all with the installation of this shaft. Lack of instructions was a bit worrysome but used the instructions posted at American Muscle as a guide.

    Bobby3

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 02, 2014

    Recommended upgrade

    This driveshaft won't make a lot of difference on performance but it is worth every penny in peace of mind. This driveshaft design is probably what Ford should have done in the first place. The DSS driveshaft is well built and very stable, you will be impressed by the smoothness of your driveline at higher speeds. Also the CV joint in the rear is very forgiving if you wish to lower your Mustang at some point in the future. I would classify the DSS driveshaft as a top priority in your Mustang upgrade plans.

    Skiguy

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Pueblo, CO, USA

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  • 5/5

    June 27, 2014

    First upgrade you should make

    My 2014 V6 threw the oem driveshaft at 2,500 miles. took out exhaust and gas tank ( $1,000 for gas tank alone) I replaced with this Driveshaft and love it. If you are modding your V6 to add hp I would HIGHLY recommend starting with this. It will save you money and adds performance

    DaveB111

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Vermont, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 23, 2014

    Just what I was looking for

    After seeing the infamous video of the stock driveshaft failing, I'd been researching replacements for a while. I finally decided to go with the DSS one because I'm lowered an inch and wanted to be absolutely sure that I wouldn't have clearance issues. The driveshaft was clearly made very well, all the wields were perfect and the fit in the car was perfect. Definitely lighter than the stock one, and there is a small-but noticeable extra kick accelerating from a stop now, although I wouldn't get this with the purpose of improving acceleration alone. I've taken it on a couple 6+ hour road trips and once to the track and it handles higher speeds super well, no vibration at all. Saw a small increase in gas milage over the long trips too. Overall, would recommend it.

    Flynn

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Malvern, PA 19355, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    September 20, 2017

    Love it

    I parked this mod with 4.10 gears an and mpt tune and I'm chirping tires like crazy.

    EDWIN

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 17, 2017

    battlezack 2014FORD mustang v6

    Car excellerates much faster but that could also be my 3.73 differential gears no vibration at excelleration or at sustained mph I would definitely buy this if you're planning on adding hp and torque.

    battlezack

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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