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The Driveshaft Shop 4-Inch Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (15-17 GT w/ Manual Transmission)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hi, everybody. I'm Justin with, 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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" Diameter for Extra Clearance
      • High Speed Balanced - Rated Up to 900 Horsepower
      • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs Equipped with a Manual Transmission


      Light Weight. Lighter and stronger than the stock 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.

      Superior Quality. Constructed from 4" diameter 6061-T6 aluminum tubing that is rated for 3450ft lbs of torque, this driveshaft features a solid 1350 front Spicer u-joint with flange and adapter plate to mount directly to the transmission and a 108mm 6-bolt rear CV joint made from an all new 300M material.

      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 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with a 6-speed manual 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: 2015 2016 2017 Details

      The Driveshaft Shop FDSH55-A

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      Customer Reviews (32)

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      4.2 out of 5 overall rating from 32 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • February 06, 2020

        5 2017 GT - CarlH Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice Driveshaft!!

        Installation was quite easy and the excess noise and clunking from the factory shaft is gone. I can tell a noticeable difference in torque also.

        Helpful (3)
      • July 11, 2019

        5 2015 GT - ToddO Installation Time: Shop Install

        Required upgrade for gear change to 4.09

        Stock drive shaft generated bad vibration, especially between 40 to 50 mph after converting from 3.31 to 4.09 gears at Ford dealership. Fyi, known drive shaft issues for 2015 and 2016. Dealer had to work with drive shaft shop to fine tune (remove counter weights), but very smooth now! Dealer enjoyed working with them!!

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      • July 11, 2019

        1 2015 GT - CobraWill Installation Time: Afternoon

        do not buy this driveshaft

        I have had this driveshaft in my 2015 for a year or so. Starts off great. Great performance over stock but after a while it breaks and makes loud clunking noises every time it engages or disengages. Sent it back to DSS and they rebuild it. This is now the third time it has broken and they said to send it back to have it rebuilt again.

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      • May 03, 2019

        5 2016 GT - CalebW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        DSS 1 piece

        Install was straight forward. Those front bolts on the drive shaft though........better bring some patience with you. If only they were a regular bolt versus an allan bit it would make it 10x easier to install. Either way, the busted knuckles and frustration is completely worth it. Car feels like a new animal. After installing I had a bad vibration around 45-50 mph and up. Simply unbolted in the rear and rotated 180 degrees and tightened bolts and the vibe was gone. Also eliminated that annoying clunk from the stock driveshaft.

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      • April 09, 2019

        5 2015 GT - Specks Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Drive Shaft !

        Very happy with this drive shaft no more vibrations !

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      • January 30, 2019

        5 2017 GT - josephv Installation Time: Shop Install

        great quality

        very nice drive shaft fit perfect and looks great. i can feel an increase in acceleration although i also installed a lighter flywheel and twin dick clutch at the same time

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      • January 25, 2019

        5 2016 GT - papii Installation Time: Afternoon

        One Piece Driveshaft

        I purchase one piece driveshaft and hybrid shiftier at the same time, after taking the car out the shop i notice a lot of vibration on the rear part of the car. at first i thought it was normal. when i hit 50-80 mph it would vibrate very bad. i did a lot of research and ask couple of mechanics who had experience with it. one of them recommend me to turn the driveshaft 180 degrees and on top of that before the mechanic turn the shaft it was not flush wit the differential after the the driveshaft was flush on both ends and driveshaft turn 180 degrees, car is running very strong and no more rear vibration. very happy with the purchase if you install short shiftier to the transmission you will notice vibration but is totally normal very excited, car is running SMOOTH!! and throttle response is very good.

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      • January 23, 2019

        3 2015 GT - FreddieH Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

        Started off great

        I gotta tell you, initially I was impressed. I saw anywhere between a 10-20 increase in gas mileage while experiencing more power to the wheels. I installed the steeda rear bracing that pretty much eliminated wheel hop the way I drive. After installation, wheel hop was back!! I gave it 3 stars because unfortunately, I think it's not quite balanced right. I notice more chatter from my shifter and a definite vibration when decelerating and I put the car in neutral. Now I must go through the process to get it replaced and I'm not thrilled about that.

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      • January 11, 2019

        5 2015 GT - PhilipR

        Love it

        I was so worried about nvh, going back and forth between different brands and materials like cf,I went with the dss aluminum unit and am so glad I did,install was easy except for the front bolts and trying to torque them down and removing the exhaust,but man what a difference,most of the slop is gone but still have some clunk but the car feels like someone kicked it an the rear,I also have little to no nvh,I took it up to 100 mph and still very little to no nvh,I hope this helps to calm others about this mod,just love it,

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      • November 22, 2018

        5 2017 GT - JesusT Installation Time: Afternoon

        Looks awesome!

        Nice product, it's a little tough to torque the bolts that go into the transmission but other than that not so hard to install.

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      Questions & Answers (7 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      With this set up, should I expect a vibration of some sort at variant speeds?

      • Yes. Ford originally installed a 2 piece driveshaft that can bend slightly to compensate for the angle between the transmission and rear axle. With a solid driveshaft that cannot bend to compensate for the angle it will move in a back and forward motion causing a vibration that gets worse as the car goes faster.

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      What are the torque specification's for all the bolts used to install this aluminium drive shaft on a 2017 Mustang GT manual?

      • When installing the The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft , all flange bolts should be torqued to 80 Ft Lbs with blue Loctite.

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      I'm currently beefing up my 2017 v6. I'm expecting to get 500 to the wheels midway through the project (maybe that's a bit ambitious). I've heard horror stories of people tearing their cars apart. To be safe I'd like to upgrade my stock driveshaft. Are any of the driveshafts available here on AM either specifically for or that would fit onto my v6? (I can't seem to find one)

      • Unfortunately, we do not currently carry any upgraded driveshafts for the V6 models at this time, however, we would highly recommend reach out to The Driveshaft Shop to see if they would perhaps have any yet or would be capable of producing one for you.

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      What is the difference, advantage/disadvantage of the 4” version vs. the 3.5” version?

      Hoping to get more clarity. The reviews are stating this driveshaft will generate more noise and vibration in the car than the stock setup. Is this true or not? I'm probably only going to build my car to 550 HP so if this is just going to make the ride worse...

      • Yes. Ford originally installed a 2 piece driveshaft that can bend slightly to compensate for the angle between the transmission and rear axle. With a solid driveshaft that cannot bend to compensate for the angle it will move in a back and forward motion causing a vibration that gets worse as the car goes faster.

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