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Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Lighter Than Factory 2-Peice Design
    • Reduces Rotating Mass for Quicker ET's
    • Seamless 1-Piece 6061-T6 Aluminum Tubing
    • 3.5" Diameter for Extra Clearance
    • Overall Length - 56.299 Inches (1430 Mm)
    • Genuine Ford Racing Part# M-4602-MGTM
    • Fits 2011-2014 GT and BOSS Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with an overview of the Ford Performance one-piece driveshaft for 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna talk about a few topics when it comes to this driveshaft. We're gonna talk about the materials and construction of the driveshaft, the benefits of upgrading, and, of course, the install. I'll talk more about this later, but the install here is gonna be a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter.The '11 to '14 Mustangs came from the factory with a two-piece driveshaft, which is inherently gonna have some weaknesses. This aluminum one-piece driveshaft from Ford Performance is gonna be a good option for anyone looking to get rid of those weaknesses for performance, drivability, or just peace of mind reasons. This is also one of the more affordable options when it comes to driveshaft upgrades for these cars, so it's a good option for those of you out there that are budget-minded.A one-piece driveshaft is a huge upgrade of the factory two-piece driveshaft for a few reasons. An aluminum one piece driveshaft will be stronger. It's gonna shed some extra pounds from your 'Stang and improve drivability. This is gonna be stronger because you're eliminating an inherently weak spot in the factory driveshaft due to the two-piece design. And you're also gonna be using stronger materials all around. Keep in mind that the driveshaft is made from a certified 6061 aluminum.And when it comes to weight savings, let me remind you that these are pounds that will be shaved directly off of your Mustang's rotational mass. When you take that much weight off of your drive-train, you're gonna immediately notice a few things, faster revs and throttle response and even some faster quarter-mile times. You'll also notice that the one-piece driveshaft will eliminate the vibrations that are commonly found with the factory two-piece driveshaft. So that's where you're gonna notice improvements in drivability. Overall, you're looking at improvements such as faster revs, better throttle response, and less vibrations or clunking when you're driving.I mentioned earlier that this is one of the more budget-friendly options when it comes to upgrading your driveshaft. You can expect to spend between $600 and $700 for this Ford Performance option. But you also have the choice of going with DSS or Dana. But you can expect to pay a little bit more for those other options. Of course, options like the DSS carbon fiber driveshaft are gonna offer a different set of benefits. So just make sure that you're shopping for what you need from your driveshaft, whether it be a monster upgrade or a more simple one.As far as the install goes for this, I said earlier that this is gonna be a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. And you can expect to spend about two hours getting the install completed. I will say that you should have some knowledge or someone to help you that's done this before. I wouldn't really recommend this as a job for the first-time wrencher. You're gonna need a handful of tools to get the job done, including a torque wrench. And, as usual, a lift would be your best bet, but the job can be done on jack stands as well. [inaudible 00:02:35] plan on dropping your exhaust from the mid-pipe back, and that's gonna give you access to drop the driveshaft. There is a factory driveshaft safety loop that you need to get out of the way. And then you just have your bolts at both the front and rear of the driveshaft to break free after you mark the driveshaft.Once the stock boy is out, you can install the pinion plate adapter on the rear of the differential pinion flange and get the new driveshaft into the car with the pinion flange end first. Of course, a second set of hands can help you remove and install the driveshaft, since this can be a little hard to do on your own.Wrapping things up here with the Ford Performance one-piece driveshaft, this is an aluminum one-piece driveshaft that's gonna be stronger and lighter than the factory driveshaft. As always, I suggest you check it out more online for yourself right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Less Weight, More Power. See quicker 1/4 mile times at the track and improve the overall driving performance of your 2011-2014 GT Mustang by upgrading to a Ford Racing One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft. Designed to be lighter and stronger than the clunky 2-piece stock driveshaft, this One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft will reduce the rotating mass of your drive train allowing you to put more power to the pavement.

    Extra Clearance. This light weight Ford Racing one piece aluminum driveshaft features a 3.5" diameter design giving you the extra clearance needed to avoid interference that can happen on lowered Mustangs equipped with the stock 4" shaft.

    Ford Racing Quality. Constructed from 3.5" diameter 0.125 inch wall thickness 6061-T6 aluminum tubing for strength, this one piece Ford Racing 1430 mm (56.299") long driveshaft features 1350 Series Universal Joints with 1350 series flange yokes front and rear with no adaptor required for installation.

    Application. This Ford Racing One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft is specifically designed for use on 2011 to 2014 GT or BOSS Mustangs.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    MPN# M-4602-MGTM

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        why will this not fit automatic trans when other companies say theirs fit both auto and manual,just curios..thanks

        • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft will fit both manual and automatic Mustangs.

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        The video mentions a pinion flange adapter? What is that? Does it come with the drive shaft? Do I buy it separately?

        • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft is a direct replacement for 2011-2014 GT Mustangs. The flange adapters are already installed on the Driveshaft. You will not need to purchase any other parts in order to have a proper install.

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        Is this drive shaft a direct Bolton or do I need to change flanges ect..? Thank you !

        • Yes, This Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft is a direct bolt on. No other parts needed as long as you have 2011-2014GT OR BOSS.

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        Will this work on a 1.5” lowered car without having to adjust pinion angle?

        • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft will not require pinion angle adjustment with a car lowered 1.5".

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        Reading through the Q A it is asked if this fits a auto transmission and answered yes. Then asked again and answered with the stated application for a manual transmission. So does this fit a auto transmission?

        • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft fits both manual and automatic applications.

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        10 More Questions
        How much does this DS weigh? 1 answer
        What's the horse power rating for this driveshaft ? 1 answer
        What is the difference between this one and the more expensive ones? Other brands are at least $100 more. Is it worth to pay more or are we getting equal quality and workmanship with Ford Racing? 1 answer
        Does this come with new fasteners for both the trans side and diff side? 1 answer
        Would this driveshaft fit a MT82 tranny? 1 answer
        Going from a 1 piece to a 2 piece shaft, will I need to adjust the pinion angle? Seems like I will. 0 answer
        Why do some of the driveshafts look different than others in the customer's pics? A few have the black boot (accordion) like piece on the one end like in the stock photo and others do not. Thanks. 0 answer
        Does the exhaust need to be removed to make the swap? 1 answer
        If this truly a one piece driveshaft , why is there a boot at one end and what is the purpose of it ? Billy K 1 answer
        What is the weight? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (63) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.7

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Performance Gain 4.355932 4.4
          • Fit 4.933333 4.9



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            November 08, 2019

            Solid product

            I can feel the difference in acceleration and less noisy

            JayD

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 13, 2019

            Perfect fit

            Wasn't too bad to install on jack stands, took about 3 hours and thats with taking breaks and looking for tools the hardest part was getting up and down from the concrete putting the car in and out of park to turn it to torque the bolts, I was concerned because the front 12mm 12 point bolts were pretty rusty but came right off with an impact and with my cat back exhaust the old shaft and new one came out and went in with no problems since the OTA pipe has not resonators and there is more space between them than the stock pipes and resonator, so I did not have to drop any part of the exhaust, it may be a different story if you have the factory exhaust? It also helps to have a second set of jack stands so you can rest the old and new shaft on them so you’re not holding them the entire time, and you need a long 8mm allen socket for the rear and the two hex bolts on the rear you cant get a socket on them to torque them just a wrench but the rear only takes 41 ft. lbs. of torque so it easy to know your tight enough and my torque wrench was too long to torque the rear allens (was hitting the ground) so I had to convert the 41 ft. pounds for the to inch lbs. to get them torqued (492 inch lbs.) and use my inch pound torque wrench since it was much shorter, and as you’re positioning it into place it will keep trying to expand due to the booted joint but with a little muscle you can compress it with your arms while your under there to get it in place in place, got it up to 80 mph so far and no issues and rechecked everything when I got home and so far so good. And I got new ford front bolts to be on the safe side made in the USA and they come with red loctite PN: N800594S100 and the rear bolts that come with the drive shaft, the 2 hex bolts have red loctite and the allens all have blue.

            MPD1055

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 13, 2019

            Drive shafts

            Great drive shaft,very light weight perfect fit car feeling good

            raynerr17

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 08, 2019

            Great performer!

            I verified that there was no drive train vibration from 0 to 110 mph!

            MustangGT

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            July 20, 2019

            Not as hard a I thought to install!

            Took me a day or two to accomplish this install in my free time. I removed the exhaust and changed the transmission/rear diff fluid, added the BMR safety loop, and added the Whiteline bushing to the transmission mount while I was under there. All and all, noticed a new smoothness in the drive and between this and the engine/transmission bushings my mystery vibration is now gone!

            DanielF

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 02, 2019

            Fits Perfect

            I installed this last night using a lift and i didn't drop the exhaust but my suggestion to anyone that is going to do this is make sure you have a couple of people with large pry bars to help you because its beyond a tight fit. it is smooth as glass when driving so it was definitely worth the money.

            Jace

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 20, 2019

            I got the shaft, and like it!!

            Very well built heavy duty shaft. Light and simple compared to the two piece. Perfect fit and I put it on, on my back in the driveway without dropping the exhaust. It was "hard" but doable!! Actually felt "tighter" when engaging the clutch.

            131313batman

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 3/5

            April 18, 2019

            Difficult Installation

            I attempted to install the FP aluminum driveshaft on my 2012 GT in my garage. I'm not a professional mechanic, but consider myself a gear-head and this should have been a very simple job. It was - to a point: I removed the stock driveshaft and slipped the new one in place. Following the FP instructions to the letter, I started the 2 hex bolts at the pinion flange and started 2 bolts at the transmission to hold the driveshaft in place. All 6 bolts at the pinion flange were EXTREMELY difficult to get a wrench on - I don't know how you could possibly torque them. The worst part is that I could not get them to seat. They got so tight that I was afraid I would break a wrench or bolt if I went any further. I could not get the bolts to seat. Now I'm having the car towed to a shop to investigate/finish the installation. Frustrating.

            Jeff

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 08, 2019

            Less Clunk

            Fixed the chunkiness of the stock 2pc driveshaft which was the goal. No perceptible performance improvement, which was expected. I just purchased to smooth out the driveline.

            Smallblock

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            February 27, 2019

            FRP 1-pc driveshaft

            Any chance you get to replace that stock hung of a monstrocity, then do it.. its close to 50lbs and this 1pc aluminum driveshaft is closer to 20lbs .. i also did a gear change from 3.31 to 3.73 gears so i cant speak on how it felt alone.. however, when you pick it up and feel how heavy the stock one is, youll not regret it.. plus the Ford Racing one will handle much more torque. No shaft-induced vibration or clunking.. its a great piece.. No brainer..

            SteveS

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 26, 2019

            Great

            Great option if you're looking for a good performance shaft, at a reasonable price.

            Frederick

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            February 01, 2019

            One piece drive shaft

            I had a shop install it as there was also a leak in the rear-end and I do not have a lift.

            Howler

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 14, 2019

            perfect fit

            fits my auto trans great. no rubbing issues due to car lowered 2.5 inches.

            lvcobraracer

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 13, 2019

            Worth every Penney

            Bolts right on, took about 30 minuets with a lift. Did not have to drop the exhaust! And I can feel a good difference! Especially since I also put on the Barton hybrid shifter!

            JoseM

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 10, 2019

            Like a new car

            Can't say enough about this one piece driveshaft. Running it on a GT convertible and it NOTICEABLY reduces drive-line vibration and the overall clunkiness of the two piece driveshaft. Some tips, use a lift if available. I installed in my garage using floor jacks/stands by myself, I HIGHLY recommend using a lift and two people. Bolts near rear flange are difficult to thread in and are a tight fit for torque wrench. Overall, amazing product and I would recommend any Mustang owner to switch over. It transforms the driving experience.

            Michael

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 02, 2019

            Great Driveshaft! Some hardware issues...

            I recently bought this anticipating to take it to my shop. My buddy said we could save some $$ if we both do it. VERY EASY JOB!!!! I did not have to remove any exhaust to take out the old driveshaft and insert the new one. To get to the 12 pt 12mm bolts connected to the trans, use a swivel and extensions. Rear hex bolts going to the diff are almost impossible to tighten, should've been traditional bolts that you can wrench, no biggie. The BMR Front safety loop DID NOT fit but I left the bracket to the loop on the car (so my driveshaft still doesn't hit the ground upon failure) I definitely recommend this to anybody!

            OxfordMach1

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 20, 2018

            Fit's

            Fast shipping, easy install, fits my '14 auto no problem. Installed along with Circle D 2C 3500 convertor, trans service and updated tune.

            Jay

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 05, 2018

            Excellent driveshaft

            Just had this driveshaft and Magnaflow axle back mufflers professionally installed by a excellent Mustang shop in Benson NC. I am a 55 year old guy who loves Mustangs and I really enjoy my man toy "Lenny" , my 2012 Kona blue Mustang GT. I was hesitant at first to flip the money but it turned out to be a great choice. It is definitely smoother, you can sense better acceleration and the mufflers sound great. The car no feels and sounds like a muscle car. I also had the Steeda CAI installed last year along with an STC tune as well as a Ford racing short throw shifter. Last but not least, I also had them install the Steeda lower control arms to combat wheel hop tendencies. All in all, I am well pleased with the end result.

            Amilcar

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 23, 2018

            Great upgrade

            My stock drive shaft started to fall apart so I upgraded to the ford 1 piece. It’s a great upgrade and way lighter than stock! It’s made of high quality and can withstand the abuse. You can slightly notice the weight difference when getting into the power

            TylerD

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 13, 2018

            Best bang for your buck and top notch quality.

            Gotta love the quality and piece of mind I got, by installing this driveshaft. I have missed my Cayote to 250whp more and this is the perfect mod to keep it all working in Harmony. Lightweight, very sturdy, absolutely NO noise. I thought I had vibration and it turned out to be bad wheel balancing. Would strongly recommend it.

            NatanaelC

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

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