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The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft - Manual (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" Diameter for Extra Clearance
  • High Speed Balanced - Rated Up to 900 Horsepower
  • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs Equipped with a Manual 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 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.

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
Installation Info
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  • GT - 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Performs great and was very easy to install

The driveshaft looks extremely Well made and comes with all necessary hardware. Installation was extremely easy and very straightforward it was more difficult to put my exhaust back on than it was to install ...

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2/5
Removed

I have a 2017 Mustang GT with a Roush supercharger install. Drive shaft was making the car go into a calibration code P061B. So the Drive shaft in not being used.

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Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars
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With this set up, should I expect a vibration of some sort at variant speeds?

willsilva

  • 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.

    JBGT2007

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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)

JCJ

  • 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.

    AMJEFF

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Will this fit my 2017 Shelby gt350? Does the 15-17 mustang GT (manual) use the same two piece driveshaft that's on a gt350?

Graig

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

EarlS

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

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.2

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.307693 4.3
  • Fit 4.923077 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 02, 2016

    Performs great and was very easy to install

    The driveshaft looks extremely Well made and comes with all necessary hardware. Installation was extremely easy and very straightforward it was more difficult to put my exhaust back on than it was to install the driveshaft. My one gripe is that it came with a paper saying you Have to measure a portion of the driveshaft and if it doesnt measure from something like 3.5 to 3.75 inches and you install it the warranty is void. Shouldnt that be driveshaft shops responsibility to make sure everything is within spec?

    Mrk2

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 20, 2017

    Removed

    I have a 2017 Mustang GT with a Roush supercharger install. Drive shaft was making the car go into a calibration code P061B. So the Drive shaft in not being used.

    keystang

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 08, 2017

    Supercharged? This is a MUST

    Installed in garage in 3.5 hours. Ensure you have a torque wrench. Slide exhaust back (if clamps) and it's very simple to get to. Mine came with no instructions but there are a ton of walk through videos and you can download right here at AM. Very difficult (almost impossible) to torque the 4 bolts that hold the driveshaft to front, but, with a good Allen wrench you should get a good enough amount of torque on those, the rest should have room to torque. 650-700 hp will grip and rip the stock shaft. This went in with ease and I did it myself (recommend a friend though) once complete you can tell much less "slop" instant hook. Yes, it's slightly noisier when shifting but much better than ripping the old one in half. Thus far there is no vibration at speed. I've heard a lot of people Talking about vibration so be sure to torque at accurate specs. If you are pushing over 600 hp this is a absolute must!!! Quality was better than I expected

    GhostRiderX

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 03, 2016

    Good high quality product

    Installation went good was a little time consuming used ramps and jackstands fit up good installs pretty easy just make sure you have some help with turning the wheel and e-brake while your tightening your bolts took about a tenth of a second off my 1/8 1/4 times throttle response is amazing.

    Tex

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 13, 2017

    Awesome

    All i can say is what difference. You can definitely feel a difference when accelerating from the weight savings and the dss piece is very good quality

    Jaygrebs

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 15, 2016

    Worth it

    Instantaneous power to the wheels. Get a stronger feel of the car. Way better than stock two piece. Highly recommended.

    Mitch

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 22, 2016

    One piece, of awesomeness

    This install took me a little longer than it should have. I had my exhaust tack welded on so I had to grind the welds and then had an air ratchet fail :(. After installing the drive shaft I immediately went to the track with drag radials. He driveshaft held up so far and I don't see any signs of wear. There is a slight vibration between 50 and 60 mph. I'm very satisfied with the product.

    15GTRob

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Tampa Fl

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    January 12, 2016

    Noisy

    Not too sure about the driveshaft's actual fitment. There appears to be a metallic resonance when cruising at 70mph and when I place it into first gear, there is a (much louder than OEM) noise when it is engaged. Have not had time to get it on the track yet.

    TYandERICA

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Lake Jackson, Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 10, 2015

    Stage 1

    Great complement to the rough stage 1 and cat back upgrade and it save 22 lbs and saves all that rotating mass. I'm really happy with the performance upgrades to my 2015 Mustang GT.

    MadMax

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT N?C

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 04, 2017

    vibration

    installed on the first day had vibration was told to take off and rotate and reinstall vibration was gone till about 60mph finally took it off. current car is running 10s on the track with factory driveshaft and smooth down the road.

    underdog

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 22, 2016

    Solid but loud

    The product worked as advertised but it is noticeably louder.

    Jeff

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 04, 2016

    Awesome piece of work!

    This driveshaft is a fine piece of craftsmanship.. The welds are fantastic - the billet adapter piece to the trans is quite impressive, definitely no problems to be had with that piece.. The yoke/ujoint flange is also a nice beefy unit.. Install takes about an hr or so when on a lift, If on the ground/jack stand expect an afternoon... All the provided hardware works well also, just the right lengths. Thanks AM/DSS !!!

    DEZL50

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT San Diego,CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 09, 2017

    Replaced 2 piece driveshaft

    Fairly easy to install. Once you get the exhaust out of the way it’s was easy. One problem I had was the factory driveshaft has a rubber adapter on the transmission that has to be removed and the new adapter goes onto the transmission.

    MikeM

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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