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The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft - Automatic (15-17 GT)

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  • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
  • Lighter and Stronger Than Stock
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum Construction - Rated for 3450ft lbs of Torque
  • One Piece Driveshaft Design
  • 4.0" Diameter for Extra Clearance
  • High Speed Balanced - Rated Up to 1000 Horsepower
  • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs Equipped with an Automatic Transmission

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hi, everybody. I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed review of The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft, available for both your automatic or manual 2015 and up Mustang GT. So the aluminum option from The Driveshaft Shop is going to be for any S550 GT owner out there who is looking to severely strengthen their drivetrain by eliminating that weak factory two-piece driveshaft, while also ditching a good amount of rotational mass away from the car in the process. Now, this is definitely going to be a necessary upgrade for you guys who plan on making big power down the road, or if you do plan on spending a good amount of time at the dragstrip with a sticky tire. All right, let's first start with the strength benefits of the aluminum one piece DSS driveshaft, then we'll talk about some of the weight saving benefits. Now, first and foremost, if you are an S550 owner, you're probably already aware of a few of your weak spots in your drivetrain, mainly those halfshafts being the most predominant or obvious, the factory two-piece driveshaft being a close second. Now, that two-piece driveshaft from the factory has a couple of things working against it in regards to strength. For starters, it's two-piece. There's more connections, meaning more weak spots that are prone to failure. In addition to that, the factory driveshaft is made out of steel, which has been known to snap with enough power and enough traction. The aluminum one piece DSS driveshaft has been rated to 1,000 horsepower, 3,400 pound-feet of torque, and it's been tested in 9,500 RPMs. So this thing has been built to last. You're also going to be looking at BP 108 millimeters CV joints in addition to this one-piece billet adapter that is going to take the place of the factory U-bolt or universal joint, as it's oftentimes called. Now, I do like this, because that factory piece does do a good job of soaking up noise, vibration, and harshness, but it has been known to cause driveline slop. By replacing it with a one-piece billet unit, you're going to be making a more direct connection from the transmission all the way back to the rear end. All right, guys, so we've talked about the strength improvements. Now, let's quickly talk about the weight savings benefits when making the switch to a lightweight aluminum one-piece driveshaft. Now that factory two-piece driveshaft in a manual 2015 and up Mustang is going to weigh in around 33 pounds give or take. The one piece aluminum driveshaft from DSS for a manual car is going to weigh in around 21 pounds. This is an automatic version we have on the table here. This thing's going to weigh a little bit more than the manual version, but figure you're going to be saving anywhere from 9 to 12 pounds of weight in rotational mass. Now, this is never a bad thing, because you're going to feel the car pull through the revs a little quicker, and you might even see some improvements to your 60-foot and ET time at the dragstrip. Nothing crazy, but a slight improvement is certainly not uncommon. As far as price goes, guys, well, as you might imagine, the aluminum version is going to be more affordable when compared to the more expensive carbon fiber version. Now, even though the aluminum version and carbon fiber driveshafts are rated to the same amount of power, the carbon fiber version will offer some other benefits, such as soaking up extra noise, vibration, and harshness. It's going to offer a little bit more torsional twist, easing the shock to your drivetrain on hard launches, and it is slightly smaller in diameter when compared to the aluminum version here, making for a little bit more clearance. Now, are all those benefits worth an extra $400 to $500? Well, that's for you to decide. Believe it or not, guys, the install on a driveshaft really isn't all that bad, just a little time-consuming, because you have to remove the mid-pipe and some other things. So I figure about a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe a couple of hours from start to finish. You're definitely going to need your torque wrench for this one, so make sure you have that on hand before getting started, decent socket set, of course, and don't forget to lock tight the bolts. Also, guys, if you're shopping for driveshafts, this wouldn't be a bad time to consider maybe looking for a safety loop, especially if you're serious about drag racing, as they are required in a lot of events. So you can look for those, and the install will definitely be a lot easier when tackling the driveshaft. In my opinion, guys, the aluminum version of the DSS driveshaft here will be more than sufficient for most setups out there, and in my opinion, will definitely be one of those necessary upgrades along with those halfshafts. If you're making good power, and you're planning on thrashing the car at the strip or on the street, especially if you have a radio or slick in place, be sure to learn more about the DSS stuff, your S550 here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Light Weight. Lighter and stronger than the factory 2-piece driveshaft, The Driveshaft Shop's One Piece Aluminum Mustang Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your Pony's 1/4 mile track times. It weighs in slightly below 18lbs.

Superior Quality. Constructed from 4.0" diameter 6061-T6 aluminum tubing that is rated for 3450ft lbs of torque, this driveshaft features a 108mm CV joint and adapter plate to mount directly to the transmission and a 108mm 6-bolt rear CV joint made from an all new 300M material.

Extra Clearance. This light weight one piece aluminum driveshaft features a 4.0" 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 1000 horsepower.

Application. This One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop is designed specifically for use on 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission.

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

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

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  • (1) Driveshaft
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  • GT - 15, 16, 17

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4/5
Aluminum driveshaft

I have the aluminum one piece $750.00 driveshaft from DSS. It did tighten the car up for sure. It was noticeable indeed. I took it out after 200 miles and reinstalled the factory driveshaft. The road and ...

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5/5
Must have

If you're going to drag race this is a must have. Looks great. Super strong, and lighter than stock two piece.

Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Will replacing the split driveshaft with a one piece drive shaft impact, diminish or improve the purpose of the independant rear suspension in a 2015 to 2017 Mustang (GT convertible)? Also replacing half-shafts? Thanks B.E., Vancouver, Canada

BruceE

  • Hello! Replacing the drive shaft, and half shafts will not impact the independent rear suspension.

    VincentV

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Hello I have a 2016 Mustang GT convertible automatic. Should I expect any vibration from this driveshaft? Would buying the carbon fibre model prevent this?

BruceE

  • Both the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft and the The Driveshaft Shop carbon fiber One Piece Driveshaft are both balanced driveshafts, and should not cause any vibration.

    Rob D

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I read somewhere that the aluminum driveshaft for the automatic equipped cars only saves about 10 pounds over stock, but for the manual trans cars it saves about 18. Is that correct?

Dan

  • Mine is about the same weight, but beware the bolts they send with it are not top notch, you may want to provide your own bolts

    Vrooom

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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.142857 4.1
  • Fit 4.428571 4.4



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 13, 2017

    Aluminum driveshaft

    I have the aluminum one piece $750.00 driveshaft from DSS. It did tighten the car up for sure. It was noticeable indeed. I took it out after 200 miles and reinstalled the factory driveshaft. The road and /or noise harshness was too much for me. I could notice the noise during certain RPM's and did not like it. I'm 55 years old. Perhaps in my 30's-40's it wouldn't have mattered. I have a slightly used with instructions and all hardware aluminum DSS driveshaft for sale. $500 bucks takes it.

    EdB

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    February 06, 2017

    Must have

    If you're going to drag race this is a must have. Looks great. Super strong, and lighter than stock two piece.

    Bradbus

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 06, 2017

    Easy

    Install went smooth, no vibration would diffently recommend

    MatthewK

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    December 20, 2016

    Dont bother

    Dont bother with this one, had it installed by a professional shop, vibrations started at 60mph and got worse as I went faster dont know if they shipped it out of balance or the fact that it wasnt properly wrapped and got bumped in shipped either way, sending it back after an expensive lesson. 200$ install 150$ unistall shop gave me a break on the unistall but 350$ plus the 800 $ for the shaft

    shooterx1x

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 17, 2016

    What a difference

    This install would have been a lot easier if I had a lift. Unfortunately I had to do it on jack stands. What a differenve when launching. The track is opening soon, so I cant wait to really give it a try.

    qdog125

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 18, 2017

    Nice product

    Driveshaft had zero issues. Install on jack stands will need a buddy. It went easier with pulling exhaust out. Definitely a difference in throttle response.

    Bill

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    March 01, 2017

    Super

    Lost weight and increases power on wheels. You need that.

    Javier

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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