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The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT; 12-13 BOSS 302)

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    • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
    • Lighter and Stronger Than Stock
    • High Modulus Carbon Fiber Construction
    • One Piece Driveshaft Design
    • 3.25" Diameter for Extra Clearance
    • High Speed Balanced - Rated Up to 900 Horsepower
    • Only 18 lbs versus Factory 39 lbs Driveshaft
    • Fits 2011-2014 Manual and Automatic GT and BOSS Mustangs

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    Review & Install Video

    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.

    Competitive Edge. Give yourself a competitive edge over the competition by upgrading your 2011-2014 GT or Boss Mustang to a Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft. This lightweight, one-piece carbon fiber Drive Shaft will reduce unwanted weight for quicker elapsed times at the drag strip allowing you to easily beat all comers.

    Light Weight. The Driveshaft Shop's One Piece Carbon Fiber Mustang Driveshaft is much lighter and stronger than the factory 2-piece driveshaft (18 lbs versus 39 lbs). This lighter Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your Pony's 0-60 and 1/4-mile track times.

    Superior Quality and Construction. The DriveShaft Shop manufactures their Shafts from 3.25" diameter High Modulus one-piece carbon fiber tubing for superior torsional strength. This Driveshaft features a 1350 front u-joint with flange that mounts directly to the transmission. While outback a 28 spline 108mm 6-bolt rear CV joint made from an all new 300M material mounts to the differential.

    Extra Clearance. This light weight one-piece carbon fiber Driveshaft features a narrower 3.25" diameter design. This slimmer layout will allow for the extra clearance needed to avoid interference that can happen on lowered Mustangs equipped with a 4" shaft.

    High Speed Balanced. The Driveshaft Shop balances their Driveshaft’s at up to 9500RPM (revolutions per minute), on one of the most sophisticated balancing machines in the industry. This Driveshaft Shop One Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft is rated for use on applications making up to 900 horsepower.

    One Year Limited Warranty. The DriveShaft Shop warrants all of its drive shafts for a period of 12 months as measured from the date of initial retail purchase. Drive shafts are covered for repair only, and only within the covered period. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

    Application. This One-piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop is designed specifically for use on 2011 to 2014 GT and BOSS Mustangs equipped with either a 6-speed Manual or Automatic transmission.

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    I have lowered (springs) by about 1.5" and motor is lowered 3/4" for SC clearance. Is there going to be any pinion angle issues or will CV absorb the differences in angle over stock?

    Bstang14

    • While The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft should not have any issues accommodating for these issues, we do recommend checking pinion angle on vehicles as heavily modified as this.

      Rob D

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    Are new bolts included as is the Ford Performance version, or do you have to use the existing?

    TomM

    • New bolts and hardware are included to get this driveshaft installed, you will not need to reuse the existing bolts.

      AMJalisaB

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    hey guys,i have a question about this shaft,was wondering with the loss of almost half the weight of a stock one and everyone saying they can rev out better..the question is with the weight loss will it help with the 2 - 3rd shift or would it hurt it more.with everything working quicker due to the lost weight you would think it might help.thx for viewing my question and keep up the great work.... did Steph ever find out as to why her carbon fiber shaft shattered like it did with her race with Justin... thx Ken

    KenA

    • The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft will have a minimal effect on the 2-3 shift.

      AMRobD

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    SFI approved?

    GungHo5oh

    • The The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft is not SFI Certified at this time.

      Rob D

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    Are these carbon driveshafts considered wet carbon or dry carbon construction? Thanks

    DriftMotion

    • The The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft would feature a dry carbon fiber construction with a fiberglass wrap around the product afterwards.

      JaHarrisAM

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    Does the pinion and thrust angles need to be adjusted?

    RAZOR5PTOH

    • You will not need to do adjustments toe the pinion or thrust angles. When installing the Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft you can just bolt it on and go if its a stock car.

      Kamilia1

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.238095 4.2
    • Fit 4.857143 4.9



    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2018

      Best Bolt-On Upgrade

      Right after install; I could definitely feel the difference. No noise or vibration. Been riding this thing for 5,000 km. Best bolt-on I ever bought so far. Makes me worried though after seeing AM's youtube drag race that makes me skeptical about this shaft's HP rating.

      Nhoy

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 25, 2018

      Easy Upgrade

      The carbon fiber driveshaft was an easy upgrade to install. I was adding headers at the time so that made it easy to access the transmission and rear axle. As soon as I got the car back on the road the difference was immediately noticeable. No more clunk when shifting or down shifting. The car also feels lighter in the sense that the heavy factory driveshaft seems to drag on the acceleration whether from a stop or just accelerating while moving. Overall this is a great upgrade and easy to install.

      RedPony

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2017

      Nice mod

      I installed this myself. It was very straight forward and took me several hours. I had to loosen a couple of brackets on my aftermarket x-pipe exhaust to get the new driveshaft in due to the original having the knuckle in the middle making it easier to get off. I didn't realize there was a bracket midway on the stock driveshaft that needs to be unbolted. Other than that I could definitely tell a difference, the car seemed much quicker off the line. I figured I'd get a little better mpg due to less rotating mass, but haven't noticed as of yet.

      DO

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 26, 2017

      Nice!!!

      Can feel the difference!!! No more clunky noise from that 2 piece. It's easy to install! Just more on the pricey side compared to aluminum

      JoseJ

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 20, 2017

      Carbon fiber shaft

      This is a great upgrade. I replaced my old two piece metal driveshaft with this one piece carbon fiber driveshaft. I feel like I can get into the performance rpm faster now.

      Olynhill

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 20, 2017

      Better then the Aluminum One

      I tried the Aluminum One and as far as working it did but the noise was way to much like gear noise . so I took it out and put in the Driveshaft shop Carbon Fiber One . day and night the CF one is so much better no noise at all smooth . it cost more . I see like this if your a hardcore racer get the Aluminum One but if you want the best get The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One

      jdtogo

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 16, 2017

      Buy it if you can afford it.

      Great product, I noticed a slight difference in how quick I got into the high RPMs. The weight difference is a plus also.

      BillyA

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 02, 2017

      Nice upgrade, but.....

      I like the idea behind the light weight and slightly smaller drive shaft but I did pick up the dreaded harmonic vibration around 55-65mph. I have rotated it 180 degrees as recommended by The DS Shop but it was only a modest improvement. They recommend sending it back for a balance check. Trying to find a shop local to evaluate the situation.

      Cobra93

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Other

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 24, 2017

      Driveshaft great, AM messed up

      Driveshaft did not fit my Boss 302 because AM shipped it with the wrong adapter plate.......so i had to contact the manufacturer directly and get the part overnight ed since it was in the shop.So make sure they send you the right adapter plate. other than that the driveshaft looks good and its light and the car accelerates much faster.

      SaschaGTCS

      Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 04, 2016

      Huge Upgrade

      A huge weight drop and less parts that can break, great product. Looks pretty too if you have your car up on a lift. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transfer more of those horses to the wheels.

      Punisher89

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 17, 2015

      looks well made and definitely light weight

      I went with the carbon fiber over the aluminum originally because you just never know if you need to go over 150mph (which many say is about the maximum rotational rate for aluminum with a 3.73 rear gear due to harmonic frequency of aluminum vs carbon fiber). What I discovered is a very well crafted driveshaft that i can feel a difference in the energy it takes to spin the motor and accelerate the car. It is much easier to accelerate moderately and the shifting of gears is much smoother. I can occasionally hear the driveline backlash but no longer feel it when that happens. there are no more low speed clunks. However, if you are lowered, make sure you read the sheet and have your installer read the sheet that comes in the box. the CV joint has a minimum and maximum movement rate of 3.25" to 3.75". my car is lowered on Steeda Sportlines and we found that the distance was right at the minimum 3.25"... Also of note, I changed out the clutch at the same time and have developed a very low RPM shutter vibration sound. it only exists in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear at 1200-1400RPM. We are working through it with DSS directly to see if it is a real issue or just a driveline sound. My car is a 2012 and has 40k miles on it. It had a similar sound with the OEM driveshaft but at any RPM below 1100... so I don't know if this is merely a translation of the that yet. Overall, I am extremely pleased. the car just feels better to drive daily!

      mustbbrent

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Florida

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 25, 2015

      Incredible and noticeable improvement.

      Losing that stock shaft with that rotating mass makes a huge difference where it counts. Engine revs faster and that power gets to the rear wheels so much quicker. Best upgrade without messing with any gear ratios or tuning. A must buy for anyone.

      Ryan

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Tampa, FL

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      May 16, 2015

      No issues, fast shipping

      I had the driveshaft at my door within 24 hours, installation went smoothly, and I've experienced no vibrations at all even at 100 mph. The car definitely feels more responsive at part throttle and pulls harder at full throttle. I think aluminum would give you 99 with 3/4 the cost but I wanted that extra bit of protection for the drivetrain

      Exturbo

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Delran, nj

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 20, 2015

      Carbon driveshaft

      install on this is easy. On the lift it took about 1.5 hours. It can go faster but I have the boss side exhaust and cutouts so there is a little bit of extra time removing the exhaust. It's a very self explanatory install. The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the transmission are reused. They seem a bit short because the flange on the new driveshaft is thicker but they are long enough once they are torqued to spec. On the drive home from the shop I was happy with the way the car drove. It is smoother, the shifter has less vibration in it and the shifting up and down seemed to be smoother and tighter. I do hear the gear noise a little more around 50 mph, but it's not bad at all. Performance side of it is great. I can feel the car get going with a bit more ease. More noticeable at highway speeds. This driveshaft cuts out a lot of rotating weight. The drive train feels more efficient. over all im very happy I got this and I'm excited to see the difference it makes this summer at the strip. I would strongly recomend this product to anyone, the people with the built mustangs or the Sunday mustang drivers.

      Cootersgt

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Blaine mn

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 19, 2014

      This shaft

      is by far the best upgrade other than a supercharger and tuning your car. feels like you drop all the weight and definitely not stressing the engine as much. Its a must have!! don't bother with the aluminum shaft everyone knows that carbon fiber can flex much more than aluminum and it weights slightly less why wouldn't you want it?

      JustLalicious

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss Los Angeles, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 26, 2014

      Boss 302 Driveshaft install

      1. Awesome- light,quick response ,quiet at high speed, smother than stock 2. No directions. kind of ridiculous on that point. 3. I had exhaust out which obviously makes install easier. 4.

      BossRoss

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss Miami, FL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 22, 2014

      Good start for future power mods

      This was my first major mod. Most people go for a cold-air intake, or maybe something cosmetic, but the two-piece driveshaft is something that has bothered me for awhile now. I want to inject some major power into my car, and I don't trust the original driveshaft's ability to survive the increase. It's also heavy, and because it spins, a 20 lb weight cut here is worth a lot more than 20 or so static pounds elsewhere. I purchased the more expensive carbon fiber driveshaft rather than the aluminum one because I liked the way it failed. Failure is unlikely, but could be very expensive, especially if your driveshaft throws metallic shrapnel everywhere. Also, carbon fiber twists more than aluminum, and springs back slower than aluminum, which takes some of the shock out of the drivetrain. I had a shop install it, so I can't comment on how easy the installation was. It took them slightly more than an hour. After the install (and the subsequent drag races that night), the launch seemed firmer and quicker. I didn't really notice any improvement in ride quality, like some people report. Overall, i think it was a worthwhile purchase. I'm satisfied with the quality and I feel better about my car's ability to accept and utilize more power in the future.

      Rooney

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 02, 2014

      A must have mod.

      Took it to the shop. They saw other one piece driveshaft before, but never like this one. This carbon fiber is very beautiful and VERY light. The installation took 1:30 hour mainly due to the fact that you have to maintain the spacing between 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 inches. Driving impression: Much quicker acceleration, and revving of the engine RPM. No vibration or noise of any kind. Basically the car is able to put more power to the wheel from the crank.

      CCMustangGT

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT DFW, TX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 31, 2014

      Great product, no big issues

      I just recently installed this on my 2013 5.0 and it was a pretty easy install however this comes with no instructions at all which would be helpful just to confirm everything was done correctly. American muscle keeps these in stock and fast shipping. You can find a tad cheaper elsewhere but you will be waiting the 4-6 weeks. I will say I reused the stock bolts rather than the hardware they supplied as it did not seem as good as the stock pieces. a couple of the bolts were even too small. I installed this bymyself on jack stands, it was a pain but def. doable.

      Beni

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Minot ND

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      April 20, 2014

      Awesome Product

      American Muscle is the only company that keeps these driveshafts on hand ready to ship. You have to wait a few weeks other places.

      Boss916

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Bay Area, CA

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