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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 with a Manual Transmission

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 equipped with the MT-82 manual 6-speed transmission.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13

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5/5
Just a bit of a difference

I know it's just a drive shaft. I know it is about 12 to 15 pounds lighter. Its technically not a power adder. But, I felt a difference when I let out the clutch. Less vibration. It's just a better driveshaft ...

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5/5
Worthy addition!

I installed this while replacing my over axle pipes, so access was easy. I have been adding parts to the car that I think, ideally, it should have come with. The stock driveshaft is not the most elegant ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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What's the horse power rating for this driveshaft ?

Spartan343

  • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft does not come with a power rating from Ford Performance.

    Rob D

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Will this driveshaft work without lowering the car still have stock suspension still running stock springs

TimothyP

  • The Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft will still work on a stock ride height Mustang.

    VincentV

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Is there any warranty on the driveshaft as if was to end up being broken somewhere down the line of having one installed?

AdamM

  • Ford Performance does not offer a warranty on the Ford Performance One Piece Driveshaft.

    Rob D

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Can you get this longer? I need a 59 1/4" length.

BethF

  • Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer custom length driveshafts. I'd recommend checking around for a local shop that can make you a custom length driveshaft.

    pserafi

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Are these driveshafts balanced?

jackw

  • Hi, Yes this one piece driveshaft is balanced.

    Chris J

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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?

Lorenzo

  • The Ford Racing One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT) is not much different from the other driveshafts on our website. The Ford Racing, like many others we sell, are made of 6061-T6 Aluminum which has superior quality over your stock driveshaft. It overs a 3.5" diameter for extra clearance. This driveshaft is also a lot lighter than the factory one, which reduces the rotating mass for quicker ET's. The Ford Racing Driveshaft has just as good quality as any other driveshafts on the site.

    AshleyK

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.125 4.1
  • Fit 5 5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 06, 2017

    Just a bit of a difference

    I know it's just a drive shaft. I know it is about 12 to 15 pounds lighter. Its technically not a power adder. But, I felt a difference when I let out the clutch. Less vibration. It's just a better driveshaft than stock. So... my car is better for it. Glad I added it. Car is now stronger for when I throw my Pro Charger on it.

    Billiam

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 09, 2017

    Worthy addition!

    I installed this while replacing my over axle pipes, so access was easy. I have been adding parts to the car that I think, ideally, it should have come with. The stock driveshaft is not the most elegant or light design. My review is after first impressions - there's definitely a seat-in-the-pants difference, I didn't notice more noise (I also have a billet shifter bracket, and that added a slight amount) and have not noticed any vibration (haven't gone above 100 mph yet). Carefully inspect the part when you get it: damage in shipping will likely result in vibration because the balance is gone. Tip: you might want someone who can apply the parking brake while you're torqueing down the bolts. It took me a long time because I kept having to crawl out from under the car and go back to reset the parking brake, rotate the shaft, rinse, repeat (and I added the install time of the over axle pipes). With two people, you might be able to do this in 1-2 hrs.

    Philip

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 30, 2017

    Nice Shaft.....

    This was way better than that heavy two-piece Ford put in. This should have been standard. A little vibration up at the high end, but then it smooths out once you go a little faster... Put this in while I had the trans out doing my clutch install.

    jbaidas

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    February 18, 2017

    driveahaft

    its a lot lighter than stock as far as performance its hard to tell I also had a roush supercharger put on the same time wow.

    AnthonyB

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 07, 2017

    Save ~20 lbs, rev quicker, minimal noise increase

    Stock 2 piece steel unit with middle baring is ~40 Lbs, new aluminum one is ~20 lbs. Definitely perceive quicker acceleration but haven't measured it. At low RPMs I don't notice any sound difference (do have GT500 axle backs and short shifter with bracket, so it's not necessarily quiet in my car to start with :-). At higher RPM there is a louder "tone", but no additional vibration what so ever. Overall great purchase. Instructions note will support 940 HP / 4231 ft lb torque ... obviously will support a supercharger if I ever pull the trigger on that Ford dealer installed for 1 hour labor while I was there anyways for an airbag recall.

    Wozman

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 28, 2016

    A great mod to round out your car.

    This is one of the last things I have done to my car because of the price and perceived improvements. It is made by Dana-Spicer for Ford. Looks to be the same driveshaft that is sold by many other vendors, but others simply polish it and put their sticker on it. I was able to remove and install it without removing my stock exhaust. The rear bolts were a bit fiddily to install, but start to finish took me about 45 minutes. I installed this when I was also installing a MGW shifter. I can say that if you are installing a shifter you want to pull the driveshaft. It makes things vastly easier. Driving perceptions are very positive. Low speed clunkyness is all but gone. Much less noise all around. Performance changes is difficult to translate to words. The feel of the car has changed for the better but I'm not sure that I could say there is a actual hp/tq gain. The install instructions say the driveshaft is rated for 900hp. If it wasn't for the price it would be 5 stars, but all of the one piece driveshafts are overpriced IMO.

    MeZapU

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 28, 2016

    Ford racing driveshaft

    Bought this driveshaft to replace the driveshaft shop shaft that was in my car and im very glad i did the ford racing shaft took out alot of drive line slop and noise that was in the dss shaft with the cv that is used in the rear instead of u joints not to mention the u joints are much cheaper to replace than the cv on the dss plus having to ship it to them (trust me i have already been thru this process) so if your looking at a driveshaft for your car i would recommend this shaft over the dss shaft hands down

    Blk99cobra

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 04, 2016

    a must have

    This Ford Racing one piece driveshaft should have been installed by Ford at the factory. They never should have put in the sloppy two piece one with all its clunky and delays. The one piece driveshaft is so much more responsive than the two piece. Diffently in the lower gears the car just gets up and goes. Again a must must with the GT manual trans.

    Dave

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 26, 2016

    Dumped the stock 2 piece

    F/I causing concerns that I'm running on borrowed time so I replaced it with the one piece. Straight replacement. With a lift and roval of some exhaust piping it's an easy swap. Took a little over an hour but I have a blowfish bracket installed.

    Jimbo41

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    June 14, 2016

    Quieter but a little more NVH.

    There is less noise when unloading the driveline (pushing in the clutch) with the 1 piece driveshaft. No more annoying little "clunks" or "clanks" that I was experiencing with the 2 piece shaft. There is some vibration and some noise transfer now through the tunnel under hard acceleration ( 5000 RPM and up). I can feel it in the shifter and the sound from the tunnel is not at all a bad thing at all... but it is there. I changed my final drive ratio the same time I installed the driveshaft so it is impossible to determine the difference, if any, in rotating mass. I am most happy to be rid of the annoying sounds that the old shaft made.

    Chris

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    June 10, 2016

    Very High Cool Factor

    Here in California, there are a limited number of upgrades you can install that will pass the stringent smog laws. This one was expensive, but one of the most satisfying. Right off the bat, pulling that big bulky 2 piece stock drive shaft out was a relief. Replacing it with this light weight aluminum model was an excellent feeling. On the road, the first thing you will notice is how smooth driving it is. I swear it revs up quicker at low end and no telling at this point about top end. I can't be dreaming. Just knowing you have one of these on your car puts a smile on your face. I paid my mechanic $70.00 to put it in for me as I am too old now for too much manual labor. Bang for buck I gave a 4 just because it is awesome. Fit was perfect. Performance gain will be low until I figure out what gears to put in and test it at the track.

    loveMustangs

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 16, 2016

    Awesome Driveshaft!

    I have to say this was an easy install compared to most installs. Super light and a one piece design, what more could you ask for?

    Dita

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 14, 2015

    drive shaft install

    great product,harder to get the stock two piece out,new one piece went right in, a little tight by the exhaust pipes,but no problems,was installed myself with jackstands

    mrh22

    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss kunkletown, PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 10, 2017

    Ditch the factory two piece.

    Easy install without removing 3 inch exhaust. Balanced very nicely, and no more delay from a stand still. Still "clunks" a little bit, but I suspect it could also be a design flaw in the Mt 82 6 speed trans. Well worth it. No worries of the 2 piece exploding on me.

    BigRed

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    August 09, 2017

    Awesome Driveshaft

    Awesome product. Made my car not shake anymore. I can't wait to go to track. Hopefully my 1/4 time comes.down.. Another great product from American muscle! !!!

    MikeC

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 28, 2016

    Great Addition

    This addition improves the drivability of the Mustang. It removes the slop and clunk you feel with every shift with the original drive shaft. This is a BIG improvement. It should have been installed from the factory! Well worth the money. It also makes the car more responsive and faster off the line.

    WhoDat

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 11, 2015

    Should've came stock!

    So, once you get the factory 2-piece driveshaft off it all down hill. I had to separate my mufflers from the over-the -axle pipes and separate the OTA pipes from the H-pipe and move them out of the way. The installation instructions are clear and understandable. The FRPP aluminum driveshaft just goes right in and bolts up. I was able to do all of this in my driveway on my back with floor jacks and jack stands. Driving it I noticed no more play in the drivetrain, that slack where you feel the clunk. I believe I can feel a bit more acceleration in the lower RPMs, like 1000 to 2200. Higher RPMs I can't feel it, it just goes! I hear no noise difference and I feel no vibrations at all. Overall, it just feels smoother! These cars should have came stock with this driveshaft!

    Chui2011

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 22, 2015

    Sadly our Black/Red 3012 Laguna Seca did not come from the factory with one of THESE !!

    Beautiful piece of work. Perfect fitment. Weight savings = HORSE-POWER. The Ford Racing 1 piece aluminium drive shaft in combo with a greater than stock shifter ... makes for an AWESOME TO DRIVE NOW experience !!

    LSECO2012LS

    Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss A . Zone (Arizona)

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