(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install a One Piece Driveshaft on your 2005-2010 Mustang GT
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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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November 24, 2017
This driveshaft is awesome! Light , One Piece , Easy to install. A little pricey but worth it, Nothing like a One Piece !!!Helpful (17)
August 15, 2017
Awesome drive shaft but use caution
The drive shaft fixed all my vibration issues with better torque. However the socket head bolts provided to secure the hub to the differential snapped off at the head when we torqued them. The bolts come turned down to provide clearance and made them very thin at the head. Other then that my mustang runs ten times smoother.Helpful (6)
July 18, 2017
Pricey but Nicey
I bought this driveshaft because I was experiencing a slight clunk/click when downshifting in my auto tranny. Had it flushed and checked out to find that nothing was wrong with the transmission, the 2 piece stock driveshaft was just showing signs of age. Aluminum? good, but Carbon Fiber? the best. Felt the weight of the original and compared to the CF. Much lighter. Had it installed professionally in no time flat. Took a test drive and felt the difference right away. Throttle response very noticeable. Downshifting no clunk/click. Much happier Stang. Worth the extra ching when compared to the aluminum. A little pricey but I got AM to give me a cool tee shirt with my purchase. I have a nice collection.Helpful (8)
February 04, 2017
Feels a lot better
Took my brother and I to install the drive shaft about 3 hours. We had no lift regular jack stands and simple hand tools. We left the exhaust on we didn't have to take it off. My 06 GT shift better and my take off is smoother and no lag or rocking feeling when taking off like the two peace. I will try to post a pic of it on the stands and the old drive shaft next to it.Helpful (8)
May 21, 2016
Very nice upgrade over stock 2 peice
After having this installed I noticed the engine revs through the gears a bit quicker, and I can feel the power getting to the ground much better. The noise inside the car is greatly reduced and the overall ride is much better on a rough and smooth roads alike! I am putting it on the dyno soon to see how much more power is getting to the rear wheels!Helpful (19)
May 30, 2015
Can feel much more grab when doing hard launches. Seems like what should come on specialized cars like my Bullitt and not just the GT350/500.Helpful (8)
April 01, 2014
Smooth as melted butter
It came with one of the bolts the incorrect thread. I sent an email to DSS and they shipped all new bolts to my door. The car is smooth, no clunking or increased NVH...love it so far.Helpful (7)
Torque specs on the driveshaft bolts ,, carbon fiber driveshaft
Is this carbon fiber driveshaft SFI rated?
It is not SFI rated. Apologies.
05-09 v6 with upgraded 8.8 rear end and axle? I was wondering if my v6's rear end is upgraded to the 8.8 rear end and axle will this fit?
Unfortunately not, you would need a custom length driveshaft if you were to convert your rear end to an 8.8
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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