(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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December 26, 2019
At first it seemed good I noticed a bit of weight reduction compared to stock but after a week or two realized the vibrations are about the same as stockHelpful (0)
October 20, 2019
Good way to drop a few pounds off your car and to eliminate the speed restrictions with the OE driveshaft. Well made!Helpful (1)
September 10, 2019
Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft Worth the Investment
First, it's a really cool add-on to the Mustang, even if you don't see it outright. Took an hour for my local shop to install as I don't have all the tools to do this particular in my personal tool box. The cost to install was worth it and the car runs great. It is about ~$45 more that the other option on here, but I thought it was worth it for the long term value. The car runs great!Helpful (0)
August 15, 2019
It's light. I like it. very good I will recommend it to my friendHelpful (0)
June 18, 2019
I was told by putting on this one piece driveshaft it would allow my car to finally go passed 120, I hit 120 and as soon as I did the car immediately wouldn't give me anymore throttle or power??Helpful (6)
June 02, 2019
Not a bad upgrade for your car feels a bit lighter since it has a slight bit of less weight the car has to build up to push this with the safely look are a great base for your otheon mods install was fairly easy just jacked it up high enough and everything else went by quick took me roughly 2 hours get everything torqued to specs and now your ready for to start adding more power !Helpful (0)
April 09, 2019
Bought this aluminum driveshaft for my 2014 Ford Mustang with a 3.7. After some mods(tune, gears, etc...), the stock driveshaft wasn't very happy. Started making noise where it had not before. Installed the DSS driveshaft and problem solved. I am happy with this purchase and even gained some added performance.Helpful (1)
March 11, 2019
It took me 2 hours plus on the floor with jack stands, extra help will reduce the time to an hour! Perfect fit, no clunk noise anymore, instant take off and go.....no vibration at all, very solid, much lighter than stock peace of junk! Thank you Driveshaft Shop, great job.Helpful (1)
March 07, 2019
Easy to install and was a must have to keep up with my 3.73 gears.Helpful (0)
February 25, 2019
The 3.7L V6 Mustang has been plagued with drive shaft issues resulting in vibration, and in some instances, total drive shaft failure. This modification eliminates that problem. Given that we drag race our Mustangs, the last thing we want to see is cars breaking on the track. The DSS aluminum drive shaft gives us peace of mind.Helpful (3)
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.
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!
What are the torque specifications for the bolts when installing this?
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
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?
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.
I have tuned my car with SCT X4 Tuner. is there any customs tuning required if i install the Aluminum one Piece Driveshaft, or it is not required and both will work without any problem?
The Driveshaft Shop 3.5 in. Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will not require a tune no.
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.
Hi, This Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft is rated for up to 9500RPM.
They are both rated for about the same horsepower, and are constructed similarly. The real difference here is brand. They even weigh the same!
Unfortunately The Driveshaft Shop does not publish length measurements for the Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft. This will be a 3.5" diameter driveshaft.
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.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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