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Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

So, i have decided on my next mod, and i need to know if it's worth the price
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

It's worth like 8whp I think they've said. If you're planning on a removing the limiter it's a must, but it's a bit pricey for what you get. I'd just as well slap a 1pc steel in there if they were available for a cheaper price.
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but it supposedly gets rid of .2 secs on your quarter mile? if you slap that on with a Steeda CAI and a 93 tune, think it'll be enough to beat a stock 11-12 GT
Cuz that's my first goal!

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p.s. i already removed the limiter and i've gone 120 in my stang, while racing a CRX
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

It won't be enough. Stock GT's run 12.8~ stock in the quarter. We haven't had anyone break into the 12s N/A yet, although one guy is only a few hundredths off.

With those mods, including the driveshaft, and I assume 2.73 rear end, you're going to probably be high to mid 13s.
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but it supposedly gets rid of .2 secs on your quarter mile? if you slap that on with a Steeda CAI and a 93 tune, think it'll be enough to beat a stock 11-12 GT
Cuz that's my first goal!

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p.s. i already removed the limiter and i've gone 120 in my stang, while racing a CRX
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you are bot going to beat a 5.0 with those mods sorry to tell you that but it wont happen. i own both
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alright, it's fine, i still have a lot of work to do
new gears, LSD, Headers & X Pipe, i'll get there eventually
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

I'll add, to be low 13s, you need 3.73s and LCAs at least. Drag radials will help you a ton. Biggest bang for the buck (not including labor) after those mods, is probably a high stall convertor so you can torque brake it really high. Your gas mileage will really suffer though.
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

i'd like to be the first 9 second v6, but that'd take a looooootttt of money
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i'd like to be the first 9 second v6, but that'd take a looooootttt of money
it can be done. that would be alot alot alot of $$$$$ but would be bad ***
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

Solobusa will probably be the first. For what he's paid he could probably have had two well-optioned '13 GT500s.
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i'd like to be the first 9 second v6, but that'd take a looooootttt of money
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

in the future, once this isn't my DD

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Hey, i can dream!

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plus CFM performance made a 10 second stang without forged internals!

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so it is very possible
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Not sure why anyone would wanna put that much $$ into the 3.7 tbh. It's pretty good for what it is but you could get a procharger and still be behind a NA 5.0. Tune, gears, boss IM, cold air, headers, lca's and tires i assume would easily put the 5.0 in the low 11's no? I guess if you want a nice project but it's much easier and a lot less hassle with the 5.0.

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Don't get me wrong, I'd love a procharger if I don't have the $$ to upgrade to a GT but I'm not looking to out race 5.0's on a drag strip :/
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I don't understand why someone would spend so much just to be as fast as a 5.0 when all that money you spend on upgrades could get you a 5.0 with a trade in
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Idk
Same reason people buy GT's instead of Shelby's
And Shelby's instead of lamborghinis
And lambos instead of bugattis
Point is there's always something that comes better stock
Might as well have fun with it :p
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Idk
Same reason people buy GT's instead of Shelby's
And Shelby's instead of lamborghinis
And lambos instead of bugattis
Point is there's always something that comes better stock
Might as well have fun with it :p
do what you want to do man. If its what you want them go for it. I think it would be bad *** to see a heavily modded 3.7
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

I had the Shaftmasters aluminum on my 2006 and it was well worth it. The weekend I put it on the car ran .2 quicker at the track with just that change. It doesn't really give you more RWHP, it just lets you use what you have more efficiently. Due to the lighter weight the engine can spin up quicker into the power band, and the fact that it is so much lighter spinning weight it is like taking a lot more off the car than 20 or so pounds.

It's hard to describe but the car almost feels lighter when you accelerate.

I will be getting the Shaftmasters for this car as well. Can't beat Shaftmasters for quality, price, and customer service.
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I had the Shaftmasters aluminum on my 2006 and it was well worth it. The weekend I put it on the car ran .2 quicker at the track with just that change. It doesn't really give you more RWHP, it just lets you use what you have more efficiently. Due to the lighter weight the engine can spin up quicker into the power band, and the fact that it is so much lighter spinning weight it is like taking a lot more off the car than 20 or so pounds.

It's hard to describe but the car almost feels lighter when you accelerate.

I will be getting the Shaftmasters for this car as well. Can't beat Shaftmasters for quality, price, and customer service.
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i wasn't sure about the gains, but i knew i was going to need the 1pc driveshaft. because i'm setting my car up for a TT.
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Much less rotating mass too, definitely a good mod IMO
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but it supposedly gets rid of .2 secs on your quarter mile? if you slap that on with a Steeda CAI and a 93 tune, think it'll be enough to beat a stock 11-12 GT
Cuz that's my first goal!

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p.s. i already removed the limiter and i've gone 120 in my stang, while racing a CRX
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Are you retarded? Maybe a 05-09 is a better goal to set than the same as a 5.0. The numbers are there and clearly state you won't win. The only reason I can think to get the driveshaft is so you don't throw the two piece one out if you find yourself doing 125 mph.
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You're right the numbers are there
403 rwhp 5 psi procharger > 383 stock GT
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You're right the numbers are there
403 rwhp 5 psi procharger > 383 stock GT
Put a tune on that 5.0 and compare I'd be happy with around 400 to the wheels though. I'm not looking for major power. I care more about handling. Just want something that's pretty quick. I'll either swap to coilovers and save a few bucks or grab the procharger. Or maybe both I'll see how I feel after my 6mo vaca.
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i'd like to be the first 9 second v6, but that'd take a looooootttt of money
It will take a lot of money to make any car 9 secs, do it!

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I don't understand why someone would spend so much just to be as fast as a 5.0 when all that money you spend on upgrades could get you a 5.0 with a trade in
You are going to spend a small fortune to make any car run 9's, 5.0 included. It will prob be around the same money for 3.7 or 5.0 once you consider the 5.0 will be $5-$7k more from the start. Wonder if you would make it happen even cheaper with a 3.7 ????
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:24 AM   #24
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

i've already got a guy that said he'd do the forged internals for me for around 1.2k, now all i need is the money for it then the twin turbo setup, drag radials, fuel injectors, and driveshaft.
It'll take me about 2 years to get the money. but good news
By the time i'm 18, i'll have a great car
correction: even greater!
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

Getting back to the "DRIVE SHAFT" question I was wondering if anyone actually knew why the Ford Motor Company would put the two piece crappy drive shaft in the V6 in the first place. I'm sure it has a greater manufacturing cost then a one piece steel.

There must be a reason but I sure can't understand why.:confused
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Cheaper?? :/
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it can be done. that would be alot alot alot of $$$$$ but would be bad ***
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And v6 are the future!!!
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Getting back to the "DRIVE SHAFT" question I was wondering if anyone actually knew why the Ford Motor Company would put the two piece crappy drive shaft in the V6 in the first place. I'm sure it has a greater manufacturing cost then a one piece steel.

There must be a reason but I sure can't understand why.:confused
The v6 is an economy car. The two piece provides better ride quality I believe as well. I'm getting the one piece so if I ever find myself going 125+ I won't be looking at a driveshaft in my cabin.
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

a two piece driveshaft is used for driveability and ease of use
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a two piece driveshaft is used for driveability and ease of use
I'd think one piece would be easier since its one whole piece
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

supposedly less driveline vibration occurs as well as less noise is created, i remember reading that a two piece is also a bit less jerky
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The aluminium is good to less the harmonics and dampen the vibrations. Also every 10 lbs of rotating mass is equal to about 100 lbs of dead weight.
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

I had one in my 06 GT and it made a HUGE difference. My car was far from stock and it was the last mod I did.
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supposedly less driveline vibration occurs as well as less noise is created, i remember reading that a two piece is also a bit less jerky
The auto is jerky and laggy to begin with. I just dont see the point in the price tag for a hunk of aluminum.
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Re: anyone on here upgrade to a 1 pc aluminum driveshaft

I'm dying to upgrade, but way too much money for what it's worth. Hopefully some more will come out soon that are cheaper
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