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The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft (15-17 GT w/ Manual Transmission)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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 1000 Horsepower
    • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs Equipped with a Manual Transmission

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my review of The Driveshaft Shop's carbon fiber one-piece driveshaft for 2015 and '16 GTs. A carbon fiber one-piece driveshaft is going to be for any S550 owner that's looking to strengthen their driveline and drop some weight while they're at it. The 2015 Mustang still comes from factory with a two-piece driveshaft, which is going to inherently have some weaknesses. A big thing to call out here would be that the DSS driveshaft is going to be much lighter. We know that the stock driveshaft weighs roughly 33 pounds, and I have the scale to measure this carbon fiber version, which looks like it weighs right around 26 pounds. Now keep in mind that we do have the adapter plate on this guy, which is going to add a little bit of weight to this. The weight savings here should mean improvements such as faster revs, better throttle response, and less vibrations or clunking during driving. And looking at these driveshafts, I can tell you that I like the trans end for the manual version because it has a hearty flange with a solid-looking U-joint, and I like that the differential end for both options has a nice CV-joint that's going to be more stable than other options, like a slider. Another thing I like is the carbon fiber. The carbon fiber version is going to be lighter than even the aluminum one-piece driveshaft, and I know it's more expensive, between $1,300 and $1,400, but I think a carbon fiber driveshaft is nicer because of the way the material reacts to hard driving. It gives more of a torsional twist, way more than a stock driveshaft, and even more than the aluminum one-piece driveshaft, but without any kind of reverse snap. And, ultimately, the construction of this driveshaft and the carbon fiber should reduce the shock on other drivetrain components. If we were going to rate the driveshaft options, I'd have it go something like this: your stock one at the bottom, the aluminum one-piece next, followed by the top guy, which is this carbon fiber one. Now, with all of that being said, DSS rates this driveshaft as being capable of handling up to 1,000 horsepower. I would figure on about two hours for the install and about one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You do have to drop your exhaust for the install, and you will need a handful of different socket sizes and hex sockets, and a hammer might be helpful, but you really want to make sure you have a torque wrench for this install so you can torque down your adapter plate and driveshaft insert. Again, the carbon fiber one-piece driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop does cost a pretty penny, but I think it's a great mod that will both change a stock S550 and is a must-have to support more power down the road. It's at the top of my list for driveshaft options, but, as always, check this thing out online and see what you think for yourself. I'm Stephanie, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Light Weight. Lighter and stronger than the stock 2-piece driveshaft, The Driveshaft Shop's One Piece Carbon Fiber Mustang Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your Pony's 1/4 mile track times.

    Superior Quality. Constructed from 3.25" diameter High Modulus Carbon fiber tubing 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.

    Extra Clearance. This light weight one piece carbon fiber driveshaft features a 3.25" 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 carbon fiber driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop is designed specifically for use on 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

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    Both Aluminum and Carbon drive shaft are advertised as "light weight", but how much lighter are they? The videos mention they're 26 or 30ish pounds packaged, but that doesn't help. It would be very helpful to know the weight of the driveshafts.

    • The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft will weigh in at 24 Lbs. and the Driveshaft Shop Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft will weigh in at 26Lbs.

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    Is this covered by a replacement warranty should it explode into a thousand pieces like the one in Stephanie's ride in the latest Hot Lap episode?

    • The The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft will come with a 12 month warranty, which will cover failures due to defects in materials and workmanship, including failure under the rated hp, however failures brought about by road hazards, incorrect installations, damaged parts, or abuse are not covered.

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    will this drive shaft work for a GT350?

    • Hi, This Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft is designed specifically for use on 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission only.

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    Can I use this in my 2016 automatic mustang gt. I have this in my 2016 with manual transmission.

    • This driveshaft is designed for 15-17 Mustang GT models equipped with the manual transmission only. We do offer one for the automatic transmission though. That can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/dss-cf-driveshaft-auto-2015gt.html.

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    Is there a version for ecoboost with manual?

    • We do offer the The Driveshaft Shop 3.25 in. Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft for the Manual equipped Ecoboost Mustangs. I have provided the link below for you to review. https://www.americanmuscle.com/dss-cf-driveshaft-manual-2015eco.html

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    5 More Questions
    What (if any) gains have been noticed in fuel economy? 1 answer
    The video review of this driveshaft says it weighs about 26 lbs, compared to the stock unit weighing 33. The review for the Driveshaft Shop aluminum one-piece driveshaft says it weighs 21lbs. I'm curious why a carbon fiber piece would weigh 5 lbs more than a comparable aluminum one and if this information is accurate. 1 answer
    Will this fit my GT350? 1 answer
    I have eibach sportline springs and sway bars on my 15 GT. The car is lowered 1.5 inches. Will this cause any problems trying to go with a one piece drive shaft? 1 answer
    I have put Ford Performance Street lowering springs on my car. Will I get a vibration with this driveshaft? If yes, what suspension parts are need to be replaced with adjustable ones to get rid of the vibration? 1 answer

    Customer Reviews (17) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 3.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.6 4.6
    • Fit 4.8 4.8



    • 1/5

      June 20, 2018

      Weak

      It broke into two pieces when I was driving and I had to pay over a hundred bucks because my tow card didn’t come with long distance towing

      StevieD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 27, 2018

      Worth doing it right.

      Installed this by myself on jack stands along with a few other suspension parts while I was at it, to prepare suspension and drive train for boost down the line. Wasn't terrible as long as you took your time and had the right tools - do your research and make sure you have the right stuff first (those ball-end allens are key), and it'll go in no problem. Shop install recommended if you don't have the patience. Noticeable difference, car "feels" lighter and more responsive, and I worry less on hard launches with the "springy" tendency of the carbon fiber.

      sleeperstang

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 26, 2018

      After a couple drives

      It feels great , I swear I feel the front end lift a little and the rear end squats more on hard accelerations. It also makes me feel a bit more connected to the car or less numb feeling. I did have other mods that might also play a part on that.

      AsirN

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      November 25, 2017

      Not as promised

      The driveshaft exploded underneath me during a launch at about 4,000rpm. Car makes 650-700 to the wheels. Did not hold up at all, and it left me stranded. Extremely disappointed, not worth the money.

      matt

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 03, 2017

      Works great and no vibration

      Works great. Easy to install. And no vibrations. A few reviews stated that the shafts were not balanced. Make sure that you reassemble them with the alignment marks lined up. That is how it was balanced at the factory. I have absolutely no vibrations. Much better than the stock two piece with the rubber giubo. No more jerky feeling at slow speeds. Also, many reviews state that you can't torque the front bolts. Use the proper tools!!! You will need 8mm and 10mm ball end allen sockets. 8mm and 10mm allen wrenches with corresponding crowfoot wrenches will work also. But you will have to understand that keeping the crowfoot wrench at exactly 90 degrees will eliminate any torque multiplication. Lowering the transmission mount about 4" helps too. I was installing a new shifter. So this was already done in my case.

      TJK

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 16, 2017

      Quiet and noticeable difference

      Pretty easy to install. It really helps to have an additional person inside while tightening and torqueing bolts underneath

      DanielC

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 14, 2017

      Let's Hope the Second One Is Balanced

      I had my Ford dealer install this driveshaft on my 2016 GT, which has a Phase I Roush supercharger, LT headers and some other add-ons. Under 40mph, it felt snappy and more responsive than the stock one. However, at 45-65mph, it vibrated a lot--enough that it felt sketchy, and certainly was not good on the driveline--so I took it back to the dealer and had them confirm my suspicion that it was unbalanced. It was, so I called the awesome folks at AM and explained. They said send it back for an exchange. I am in the process of doing that, waiting for the next one to be sent. If it is good and balanced, I probably will bump this up to 2 stars due to the extra $200 for the second install (so now this thing is up to around $1600). If it is not, then I am going to call the DS company and request comp for both installs--and go back to the original. I see there was another post here that had a misbalanced one, so out of 11 reviews, two were misbalanced. What is up with the Driveshaft Shop quality control?

      GregB

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      June 13, 2017

      Excellent Upgrade!

      Immediate improvement in feel and drivability. Highly recommended.

      DavidV

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 31, 2017

      Good Idea with serious engineering oversights

      This is a good driveshaft. But, as another person said, there is no way to torque the front four bolts to specification. No tool exists to achieve the sharp angel needed to torque the bolts to the 54 Lbs specification. This is an engineering oversight that DSS clearly did not address in design and development. I will be replacing the DSS hex cap screws with 12.9 grade bolts that I can put a crow foot adapter onto. Where this driveshaft fails is with the DSS customer service. When I called Drive Shaft Shop to discuss the torque issues and determine what tool they propose I use to achieve 54 foot lbs, the tech support guy was argumentative and not friendly. He said, "we have sold a thousand of these and no has had a problem" After I pressed them on how exactly they recommend I get the necessary clearance to get a wrench on the bolt, the guy said he didn't know, "that they don't do installs and that maybe I should drop my rear axle." Overall its a good product however, I will not buy a DSS product in the future due to how poor their customer service was. If they cannot take the time to install their products (as indicated by customer service) and create a plausible install method, then perhaps they have overlooked other things.

      MarkD

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      May 29, 2017

      Balance

      Had it installed and it started vibrating between 45 and 60 mph. Found out it was out of balance. Exchanging it for the aluminum driveshaft. Gave it a one star for the driveshaft I received. I got a lemon. 1 out of a 100. You do feel a big difference of a one piece driveshaft from a two piece driveshaft.

      RolandS

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 18, 2017

      2016 gt

      Big difference plus I added the solid-state of motor mounts no problem burn in third gear now

      Sarge

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 04, 2017

      Drive shaft replacement

      Impossible to torque the 4 front bolts. You can barely get the hex wrench in the slots. Had to use a 10 MM open end wrench on the Allen wrench and tighten as tight as I could get it? Really doubt it was as tight as called for.

      DavidW

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 07, 2017

      2017 GT DSS CARBON FIBER DRIVE SHAFT

      Get the white line transmission bushing for less vibration must have even with stock shaft helps no issues no noise gains are better faster throttle response and revs better feel of the clutch and shifts in my 6 speed

      Anto

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 22, 2016

      Great Mod

      Installation was straight forward. You do want to drop your exhaust to make more room. Added a blowfish shifter bracket while I was in the area. Carbon Fiber Driveshaft makes a big difference, can feel it in acceleration, car feels lighter. Overall great mod.

      cruzan

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 03, 2016

      The difference is real

      Installed this and all I gotta say is I'm glad I did. The response is crazy compared to OEM drive shaft. Shifts are a lot better and can feel the power more. Must buy, hands down. And you shed some weight.

      Erikkire18

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 13, 2016

      No noise!

      I was warned about aluminum driveshafts having some rotational harmonic noise at certain speeds so I went with the carbon fiber driveshaft and I'm glad I spent the extra money. It's super quiet and I noticed a little better acceleration with it compared to the factory driveshaft. I had the clutch and driveshaft installed prior to putting the supercharger on my car by the way so I did notice the drive shaft performance change.

      Overkill

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 01, 2016

      Carbon Dream

      I just purchased this and installed this one piece carbon fiber drive shaft on my 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 anniversary edition to replace the two piece stock drive shaft and lighten up the car. It only took me about an hour and a half or so to swap the drive shafts and put in this new light weight one. The drive shaft from the driveshaft shop looks amazing and fits perfectly. It was very simple to install and cut about 23 pounds or so off the total weight of the car. The unit ships with all pieces already pre assembled on the drive shaft and with all balancing marks to show you that it was balanced in every way possible. The first drive in the car was awesome, faster off the line, able to feel the car much better after eliminating all the flex in the oe drive shaft. I would have to say this was a great investment for the total overall performance of the car and I have no remorse about this piece.

      Mikey

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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