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Old 11-06-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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aluminum drive shafts

hey guys r there any aluminum drive shafts for automatic six's? im doing the whole drivetrain thing... and about gears.."motive"<-- does anyone know if they are any anygood? at mustang tuning they're selling for $144..
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Re: aluminum drive shafts

the drive shafts are the same, but i belive you have to swap in your stock drive shaft yoke that goes onto the output shaft.
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the drive shafts are the same, but i belive you have to swap in your stock drive shaft yoke that goes onto the output shaft.
yup, for an automatic, you just pull the univ. joint and put your stock driveshaft yoke on the new alum. driveshaft.


However, I would not spend the money on the driveshaft. I don't think it was worth the money. Just get 4.10s and a posi and you'll be fine. Your revs will be quick enough with the gears, without worrying about needing an alum driveshaft
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Re: aluminum drive shafts

the drive shaft for the manual works if you swap yokes for the tranny side. Just go to a ford site you like and trust (do price checking) and get one if you wish. Its about like taking 100lbs of dead weight off your car if you want to know the difference.

for gears OEM ford will be your best bet. They are good and strong.
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the drive shaft for the manual works if you swap yokes for the tranny side. Just go to a ford site you like and trust (do price checking) and get one if you wish. Its about like taking 100lbs of dead weight off your car if you want to know the difference.

for gears OEM ford will be your best bet. They are good and strong.
no way 100lbs. It's maybe 10lb difference. It's rotating mass, which is equal to about 30-40lb of unsprung weight. 100lb = .1 in the 1/4. I don't think it's good for that. Maybe half of that
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Re: aluminum drive shafts

every 10lbs of dead weight is nearly 1lb of rotating mass~ the weight difference is 10lbs (i weight both, 15 al ds and 25 for oem ds) its about 80-100lbs of dead weight difference which is still barly noticable... its more for a smoother ride and perhaps a touch better gas milage than anythign else. for mustangs 120lbs is about what a tenth will take ya, so... you might get a tad over half a tenth off the quarter... not worth it IMO for performance.
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Re: aluminum drive shafts

thanks guys for the replies.
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now does the alum DS have a miltipluier???if you car has 165 rwhp does it put the same HP #'s as a car with 210rwhp??
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now does the alum DS have a miltipluier???if you car has 165 rwhp does it put the same HP #'s as a car with 210rwhp??
no. it makes no horsepower at all.

You might gain 1-2rwhp but that's just cause you free some of the parasitic loss from the drivetrain. You make no bhp.
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yea you gain VERY little, its mainly a mod to add when you run out of crap or push a TON of hp/tq
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