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Ford Performance Aluminum Driveshaft - 28 Spline (79-95 5.0L; 94-04 V6)

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  • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
  • 28 Spline Yoke
  • Heavy Duty 3.5" Diameter Tubing
  • 1330 U-Joints 45.5" Long (CL to CL of U-Joints)
  • Made in the USA
  • Fits 79-95 5.0L and 94-04 V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, here with my quick review of the 28 Spline Ford Racing One-Piece Aluminum Driveshaft, fitting all '79 and '95 5.0 L Mustangs and all '94 to '04 V6 Mustangs. The Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft would be a solid upgrade to any Fox Body or SN95 owner out there who is looking for a strong, lightweight, and affordable option from a trusted name like Ford Racing. This option might be for the owners out there who is suffering from some driveline vibrations and need an affordable fix or maybe for some owners out there who plan on subjecting his or her ride to some abuse at the drag strip, where the factory steel driveshaft can oftentimes be a weak link when paired with a sticky tire. Again, guys, this is Ford Racing's 28 Spline option. Again, it will fit the early 5.0 L V8s and all SN95 V6 Mustangs equipped with a T5, C4, or Tremec transmission. Essentially, guys, this is going to be a factory replacement for you here. Now, I do want to point out also that this driveshaft is compatible with both seven and a half and 8.8-inch rear ends. Now, one of the big benefits when making the switch to a lightweight aluminum driveshaft here, like the Ford Racing option, is the overall weight savings. Now, the Ford Racing option is going to be constructed from a high-quality T6 6061 aluminum, and besides being much stronger than that factory driveshaft, is also going to be far lighter. In fact, guys, the Ford Racing option is going to weigh in around the 13 or 14-pound range, as opposed to the heavy steel option, which is going to weigh in around 19 or 20 pounds. So this is a 6 to 7-pound weight savings or over 25%, which might not seem like a big deal to some of you guys, but you have to keep in mind this is rotational mass, big difference than just shedding dead weight from the car. Since the engine doesn't have to work as hard to spin the lighter driveshaft, it's going to be a little bit more efficient. So, overall, the car should rev a little quicker, should pull through the gears a little bit faster as well, and overall, you might even notice an improvement in your sixty-foot times, maybe even a tenth or two off of your quarter-mile time. So we do know that the Ford Racing option will be lighter than your factory driveshaft, and we know there's going to be some benefits along with that, but that's only one part of the equation here. This thing is also going to be a little bit stronger than that factory steel driveshaft, thanks, again, to that T6 6061 aluminum construction and the three and a half inch diameter seamless, too. Along with that T6 construction, the Ford Racing option is also packing some pretty burly 1330 U-joints here, which can sometimes be the weak spot with the factory driveshaft, definitely shouldn't be a concern here with the Ford racing option. Another big benefit when using the Ford Racing aluminum option here is the reduction in driveline vibrations that I see a lot of Fox Body or SN95 owners complain about here on the site. Now, with that factory steel driveshaft, sometimes it can become unbalanced or even slightly twisted, which does cause some driveline vibrations that do increase with speed. Now, by making the switch to this Ford Racing option, most, if not all, owners report back with great results and no more vibrations. Another benefit with going with an aluminum driveshaft from Ford Racing is the reduction in driveline vibrations that I see a lot of Fox owners or SN95 owners complain about here on the site. Now, what happens is a lot of times that factory steel driveshaft can be slightly unbalanced or even slightly twisted, which does cause some pretty nasty vibrations that do increase with speed. Now, when using this driveshaft or making the switch to this driveshaft, most, if not all, owners I see report back with great results and no more vibrations. But, perhaps, one of the best things about this particular driveshaft is the price. To get a brand new, well-built, one-piece aluminum driveshaft from a name like Ford Racing for around $300 is pretty solid overall and will be your most affordable option here on the site. Installing a new driveshaft for your Fox Body or SN95 is a pretty straightforward task overall, but, of course, all of your work is done underneath the car, so just make sure you have your jack and jack stands ready to go, race ramps or a lift if you have access to one. You're really only going to need some basic hand tools here, guys, including a 12 mm wrench, torque wrench is always a good idea, of course, and finally some blue Loctite for those driveshaft bolts. Now, to remove that factory driveshaft, you're really only going to remove the 4 12 mm bolts then get the new guy in place here. So, again, very straightforward stuff, pretty easy task overall. It should only take you about a couple of hours in the shop or garage, and so for that reason alone, we'll call this one a one out of three wrenches on my overall scale of difficulty. Just a quick heads up here on fitment, guys, this driveshaft will also work with all '96 to '04 automatic V6 Mustangs as long as the factory yoke is removed and reused with the new Ford Racing driveshaft. The one-piece Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft is going to be a solid upgrade for your street or strip Mustang, and here's why. The strength and weight savings benefits are a huge improvement over your factory steel driveshaft, and the price is going to be very hard to beat. So be sure to check out a driveshaft option for your ride right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Less Weight, More Power. Ford Racing's Light Weight Aluminum Driveshaft for 1979 through 1995 5.0L and 1994 through 2004 V6 Mustang's is designed to reduce stress on your car by reducing the rotating mass of your drive train. Less weight means better power transfer allowing you to put more horse power to the ground.

Superior Construction. Constructed of light-weight, high-strength seamless 3.5" diameter aluminum tubing. Ford Racing's Light Weight Aluminum Driveshaft is built to last and is the perfect replacement for your street or strip car.

Specifications. This Ford Racing drive shaft is made from lightweight aluminum and features a 28 spline that is compatibility with 7.5" or 8.8" Differentials.

Application. The Ford Racing drive shaft fits 1979-1995 5.0L Mustang's with T-5/SROD/C-4/A0D Transmission, 1979-1993 5.0L's with Tremec Transmissions, 1994-2004 3.8/3.9L V6 Mustangs with a T-5 Transmission.

Technical Note. This driveshaft will also fit 1996-2004 Automatic Transmission V6 Mustangs if the factory yoke is removed and reused. The yoke is located on the end of the driveshaft attaching it to the transmission with two spring clips and a pressure fitting. Special tools maybe required for removal.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • 28 Spline Yoke
  • U-joints
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 94, 95
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95

Fits 1979-1995 5.0L V8's with T-5/SROD/C-4/A0D Transmission and 1979-1993 with Tremec Transmissions. Also 1994-2004 3.8/3.9L V6 Mustangs with a T-5 Transmission

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5/5
Well worth it

I am stationed in Germany and drive a 99 V6 with 60K miles on it as my DD. Since the driving speed limits are quite a bit higher here a smooth ride is very important. Before the driveshat swap I noticed ...

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5/5
Makes a Difference

My old driveshaft had badly worn U-Joints, so I decided to buy the FRP Aluminum Driveshaft. There is a lot less vibration from the drivetrain at highway speeds now. It's noticeably smoother and a bit quicker ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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will this fit a 1994 cobra help

rockincj5

  • Yes, this aluminum driveshaft will fit your 1994 Cobra without any problems!

    LisaS

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how much does this weigh compared to the stock driveshafts in fox bodys?

nasty88

  • I believe the weight of the Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft - 28 Spline (79-95 5.0L; 94-04 V6) comes in roughly around 18 pounds whereas the factory set up came in at a whopping 46lbs on a calibated scale. So the difference being more than double the weight of the aluminum driveshaft. Hope that helps.

    Miket66

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I have a 98 v6 and going to be swapping my rear end with a 02 gt rear will this bolt up?

MichaelL

  • No this will not be a direct fit for that set up. Feel free to call or chat in with a mustang expert and we can help get you the correct parts to complete your swap.

    Pat K

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Do I need to buy a new yoke for the driveshaft?

CarlitosWay

  • The Ford Performance Aluminum Driveshaft will come with the correct yoke for the 79-95 5.0L Mustangs. Only 94-04 Automatic V6 Mustangs will need to either reuse their existing yoke, or purchase a new yoke.

    Rob D

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How much power can be expected to be freed up from this lighter driveshaft?

bogie

Will this fit a 94 convertible GT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION?

JosephS

  • Hello! The Ford Performance Aluminum Driveshaft will work with a 1994 automatic Convertible GT

    VincentV

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:$500-$1000

  • Performance Gain 4.266667 4.3
  • Fit 4.933333 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 25, 2011

    Well worth it

    I am stationed in Germany and drive a 99 V6 with 60K miles on it as my DD. Since the driving speed limits are quite a bit higher here a smooth ride is very important. Before the driveshat swap I noticed a lot of vibration through various gears and the car was always a bit sluggish. Now that I put the Ford Racing Driveshaft on I've noticed a lighter and quicker launch, my car takes hills a lot better (coupled with a LOK limited slip rear differential, also by FR) and there is a significantly lower amount of vibration through the gears and RPM ranges, especially in 2nd and 5th gear. Prior to the swap, I would get a lot of vibration and whine through my Steeda Tri Ax shifter and now it is all gone, even at 120 MPH. My car handles on the autobahn better and I would recommend this part to any V6 enthusiast. I also own a 2010 GT and find good upgrade parts hard to find for the V6 community as compared to the V6's older brother, the GT. So as always, thanks AM for remembering us '6 bangers' too.

    Cappy84

    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 Grafenwoehr, Germany

    Helpful (18)

  • 5/5

    September 28, 2009

    Makes a Difference

    My old driveshaft had badly worn U-Joints, so I decided to buy the FRP Aluminum Driveshaft. There is a lot less vibration from the drivetrain at highway speeds now. It's noticeably smoother and a bit quicker to accelerate as well.

    J. Francis

    Helpful (15)

  • 5/5

    June 03, 2010

    Perfect fit for my V6

    I have a '99 3.8L with a T5 manual trans. I also swapped in an 8.8 rear out of a GT. This was the perfect fit for my car. Lighter and much nicer than the stock one. Helped out getting rid of some vibration when cruising at highway speeds in 5th gear.

    Mathew

    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (14)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 06, 2012

    Light Weight Power

    I'm running a 3.8 Automatic. After installing new 3.73 gears and an LSD, my stock rusted driveshaft acquired a bit of a vibration around 80mph and higher. Decided to drop some money into this Aluminum Ford Racing Driveshaft, and am definitely happy with the outcome. The car drives much smoother from start to finish - Even at 110mph! Seems to accelerate a bit quicker too. Take a moment to hold the stock driveshaft in comparison to the aluminum... the difference is incredible. To be honest, this part is a little pricey, but I think it's worth it, since it looks and feels high quality. Installation is very quick and easy. 4 Bolts to the rear end, drop and pull out the old driveshaft, slide in the new one, and reinstall the bolts. Cake ;)

    DarkfireJosh

    Year: 1995 Submodel: V6 New Paris, OH

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  • 5/5

    September 20, 2009

    Aluminum Driveshaft

    This is a must upgrade for people looking to get real rear wheel horse, Lighter weight drive train means a better performance and gear play through the transmission from the difference in weight ratio, when you take a moment to hold the stock shaft as apposed to the aluminum shaft, the weight difference is incredible.

    Kevin B.

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  • 5/5

    April 19, 2011

    awesome

    I got the driveshaft to get rid of the vibration i was having while coasting. did the trick. revs alot quicker too.

    dakota

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 3/5

    November 05, 2009

    drillbit shaft.

    soo im pushing about 350-370 to the wheels and ive already went through two of these driveshaft's. one just broke in half, the other twisted like a drillbit and split. but if had stock horsepower this would be a good upgrade!!

    built 89 5.0

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  • 5/5

    April 03, 2011

    Perfect Fit

    it slid right in the the transmission and bolted right to the rear end, perfect fit. and got rid of a lot of vibration as well.

    Jonathan Chapman

    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 09, 2012

    Smooth as glass.

    I have a 2001 v6 convertible so mine is the application requiring the use of the factory yoke. It was a little disappointing since the factory yoke is big and heavy with a large damper on it. Other than that, it is great. I never thought I had any vibration until it was gone. Now it drives smooth as glass. I have 4:10 gears and now it is hard to keep her under 70 on the highway. My pony just wants to run. I live in the Texas Hill country and the lighter weight helps on the hills. It is a little pricey, but nothing is too good for my baby.

    wilson

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    August 22, 2011

    WORKS FOR 4R70W (A/T)

    I HAVE A 2000 MUSTANG GT .WORKED GREAT AND FIT PERFFECT ON MY AUTOMATIC JUST HAVE TO SWAP YOUR EXISTING YOKE TO THIS DRIVESHAFT. REALLY FELT A HUGE DIFFRENCE, RUNS WAY SMOOTHER WHEN ACCELERATING AND THE PART ITSELF IS ALOT LIGHTER.

    HECTOR

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 01, 2013

    excellent

    i have a 92 mustang the car was making a crazy vibration from the shifter area around 65-70mph when i read all the great reviews on the driveshaft i new i had to purchase it. i like to take the car on road trips and with the vibration it made u not want to drive the car. it took about an hour to install. if you have full exhaust out the back you will be fine but if you have dumpers under the car you will have to remove just one muffler to be able to get the new driveshaft in cause its a bit fatter. all said and done i had the car had 100mph and it was as smooth as can be. truly makes driving the car so much better. and its a bit faster off the line which is always an added bonus. the drive shaft was worth every penny.

    JIM67427

    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other East Northport, NY, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 19, 2013

    Nice Finish-Up bolt-on

    This mod is great for a modest increase in horsepower and torque; its not night and day difference but it is worth it. I purchased this after installing 4.10 gears and love how the car feels now.

    Otte95

    Year: 1995 Submodel: V6 Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 02, 2013

    great product

    longest part of install time was actually jacking the car up to get under..noticably lighter than factory,engine definately gains rpms faster.feels just fine at 130 mph.. !!

    JustinRP

    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 New Mexico, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 13, 2012

    Eliminates Vibration

    Great product reduces vibration. I put this in after a 3.73 gear swap and worked great

    Jmil918

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Wichita, Ks

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 02, 2012

    drive shaft

    I recommend this piece for everybody who has the stock version..trust me this piece is way better..after installation I took my 94 gt 5.0 to the interstate n I was flying at 120 really smoothly!! No vibrations at all!!

    willies20fs

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT Tampa, FL, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 28, 2012

    Amazing Driveshaft

    Great fit , 15 min install , perfect welds . Smooth performance great product thanks American Muscle and Ford Racing !

    Brandens93

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 24, 2012

    Smoothed up my ride!

    Perfect fit for my 1993 t-5 2.3L. Installed it with a new tailshaft bushing. My car used to shake a lot at highway speeds now its smoothed out, power also increased I can tell because I can hear my tires squeal when I powershift into 2nd and 3rd. The split second of tire burning when I powershift makes me feel happy that I bought it.

    Alex1115

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Penitas, TX, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    November 03, 2009

    Better than aftermarket

    Don't be fooled by the aftermarket claims of how their shaft is better than the OEM. This shaft is built to the same standard as the OEM shaft which tolerances are much higher and harder to hold than any mom and pop aftermarket shop can hold with their mickey-mouse balancers and welders.

    Jason

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 04, 2016

    Drive shafts fits perfect

    Easy to install, lite weight shaft. Placed my order and it arrived in less than a week.

    Mark490

    Year: 1981 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    FRPP driveshaft

    This drive shaft from Ford Racing made a huge difference in my drivetrain. Less weight and larger diameter shafts means better vibration resistance, a huge factor in a fox convertible.

    ThatGuy

    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Tampa Fl

    Helpful (1)

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