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Old 10-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #106
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Yep, over 40 pounds. 43 to be exact.

Now I need to come up with even more $$$$ for a carbon fiber driveshaft.

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That is the 10-12. The one that is under 43 is the 13. That is what they are talking about.
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I wonder if the 13 is stronger... Who wants to be the one who tests it?
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They must have made a change

I guess to many people twisting the driveshaft off or worse. Ford must have come to their senses and changed the driveshaft to something much lighter and probably stronger.
I wonder if they put out a bulletin on the driveshafts to be replaced if anyone complains enough.

28 pounds is a whole lot better then twisting 43 pounds.

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I guess to many people twisting the driveshaft off or worse. Ford must have come to their senses and changed the driveshaft to something much lighter and probably stronger.
I wonder if they put out a bulletin on the driveshafts to be replaced if anyone complains enough.

28 pounds is a whole lot better then twisting 43 pounds.

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Agreed. If anyone replaces a 13 drive shaft, I will buy it.
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I wonder what they will cost from Ford.

I would think Ford Racing will probably sell them.
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sweet. might not even be worth swapping from a weight standpoint but still would do from a strength and safety issue as a joint in the shaft is just no bueno. when i swapped the one in my 06 GT it gave me piece of mind.
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sweet. might not even be worth swapping from a weight standpoint but still would do from a strength and safety issue as a joint in the shaft is just no bueno. when i swapped the one in my 06 GT it gave me piece of mind.
I do not want to pay full price. If someone pulls it out, they have no use for it and may be looking to get rid of it. I am not interested in paying more than 200-300 for it depending on condition. I can just wait and find something wrecked out my way, if no one does. It is a want mod, not a need mod.
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I do not want to pay full price. If someone pulls it out, they have no use for it and may be looking to get rid of it. I am not interested in paying more than 200-300 for it depending on condition. I can just wait and find something wrecked out my way, if no one does. It is a want mod, not a need mod.
There are very few mods that qualify as need based mods :p
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I have a big problem.

It seems all of my Modifications are just want Mod's

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They all turn in to "NEED Mod's"

I see what I want, Then I can't stop thinking about stuff I want

I can't sleep at night thinking about the Mod's I want.

So now they are actually much needed Mod's

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Lol, I get what you guys are saying, but to me there is a slight difference. Price pays a huge role, too. If I wear out my clutch, then I would get a new nicer clutch. Brakes, same, suspension, so on.

I am fairly frugal, and when I look at the price for the use, it depends on the need. If I can get new rims and tires for cheap, then need can be lower if price is lower. If I needed a new drive shaft, I would buy a lightweight one, not the stock replacement.

No judgement, I just have a lot to balance with my income, so I have to really balance my budget and rationalize it.
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i do im always on sites looking for the next thing to do
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They all turn in to "NEED Mod's"

I see what I want, Then I can't stop thinking about stuff I want

I can't sleep at night thinking about the Mod's I want.

So now they are actually much needed Mod's

Does anyone else have this problem?????

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LOL, It's great to see I'm not the only one that has trouble sleeping thinking of the next mod!!
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They all turn in to "NEED Mod's"

I see what I want, Then I can't stop thinking about stuff I want

I can't sleep at night thinking about the Mod's I want.

So now they are actually much needed Mod's

Does anyone else have this problem?????

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LOL, It's great to see I'm not the only one that has trouble sleeping thinking of the next mod!![/QUOTE]


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I wont swap mine out unless I start to see failures on '13's. Honestly my last car had all the mods. It was the last mod I did and I got one used at 1/2 the price of a new one too which is pretty much the story on every part I bought for it. I miss my old car bad, but I also love that this car doesnt drive like a drag car. I have to go drive an 11 or a 12 on a lot to feel the difference too.
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I do not want to pay full price. If someone pulls it out, they have no use for it and may be looking to get rid of it. I am not interested in paying more than 200-300 for it depending on condition. I can just wait and find something wrecked out my way, if no one does. It is a want mod, not a need mod.
I might be interested in selling my 2013 28lb driveshaft! Where are you located?
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I might be interested in selling my 2013 28lb driveshaft! Where are you located?
Is it stock one or aftermarket
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I do not want to pay full price. If someone pulls it out, they have no use for it and may be looking to get rid of it. I am not interested in paying more than 200-300 for it depending on condition. I can just wait and find something wrecked out my way, if no one does. It is a want mod, not a need mod.
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Is it stock one or aftermarket
Sorry its the stock driveshaft as I've installed the shaft from AM!
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Sorry its the stock driveshaft as I've installed the shaft from AM!
Ohio, I will PM you.
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Be careful as to not drop it as the are balanced.
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Does replacing the shaft void warranty? Was thinking about getting aluminum or possibly a carbon fiber one when I get my roush sc
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Does replacing the shaft void warranty? Was thinking about getting aluminum or possibly a carbon fiber one when I get my roush sc
Yes, if a part is replaced with other than a ford part your warranty can be voided. Even a ford racing performance part can void warranty. If you're not willing to debate beyond a reasonable doubt that the part used to replace another was not the cause for a failure of any kind it's best not to.
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Does replacing the shaft void warranty? Was thinking about getting aluminum or possibly a carbon fiber one when I get my roush sc
I would be more concerned about the sc ruining your warranty than the drive shaft.
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I would be more concerned about the sc ruining your warranty than the drive shaft.
Roush has warranty so have no worries about it.
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Would a carbon fiber or aluminum driveshaft be Better and what is the advantage and disadvantages of both?
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Would a carbon fiber or aluminum driveshaft be Better and what is the advantage and disadvantages of both?
Carbon fiber is for when weight is key meant to be used in top of of the pile money's no object car, its a second type of cool and looks good even though 99% of people will never see it after it installed. aluminum is what most everybody will use it gets the job done well. I would stick with an aluminum driveshaft even if I ever had a 1000+ horsepower car. Also after wear and tear of daily driving the protective coating and sealant will chip away allowing the elements to get at the carbon fiber after years of use and being in the elements the carbon fiber will become brittle.
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no problems if using genuine "FORD RACING" parts.

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Not correct

I'm at the S.E.M.A. show right now in Las Vegas and I just left the Ford display. I asked Wayne about the warranty if using the Ford Racing products.

The answer was that if you purchase Genuine "FORD RACING" items and have them installed by your genuine Ford Dealer there will be absolutely no warranty problem at all. The Ford Racing item's will actually be covered under the 36,000 mile Ford Warranty.

If you can afford the cost of the dealers installing your Ford Racing item's you will have absolutely no warranty problems. All FORD RACING parts are covered. There are no exclusions to this at all.

BUT REMEMBERS THIS:::Parts have to be installed by a genuine Ford dealer.

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Not correct

I'm at the S.E.M.A. show right now in Las Vegas and I just left the Ford display. I asked Wayne about the warranty if using the Ford Racing products.

The answer was that if you purchase Genuine "FORD RACING" items and have them installed by your genuine Ford Dealer there will be absolutely no warranty problem at all. The Ford Racing item's will actually be covered under the 36,000 mile Ford Warranty.

If you can afford the cost of the dealers installing your Ford Racing item's you will have absolutely no warranty problems. All FORD RACING parts are covered. There are no exclusions to this at all.

BUT REMEMBERS THIS::arts have to be installed by a genuine Ford dealer.

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Thanks for the clarification.
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Somebody on one of these forums has a photo of the stock V6 drive shaft off of a 2012 and it is on his scale weighing in at a nice hefty 43 pounds exact.

When I can get enough $$$ together I'm going to get one just because of the weight difference. Spinning 19 pounds is a lot better then spinning 43 pounds any way you look at it.

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Here is my factory driveshaft from my 2011

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Here is my factory driveshaft from my 2011
Do you have a scale to weigh it on? That would be helpful to see...still trying to find the original post with the v6 ds on scale being photographed.
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Do you have a scale to weigh it on? That would be helpful to see...still trying to find the original post with the v6 ds on scale being photographed.
My 2011 V6 driveshaft weighed 28.2 lbs
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Do you have a scale to weigh it on? That would be helpful to see...still trying to find the original post with the v6 ds on scale being photographed.
I can try to weigh it for ya.
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answering for the original poster the best driveshafts seem to be either ones made by PST or Dynotech. Dynotech aluminum 3.5 inch driveshaft weighs 2 lbs lighter then all the other aluminum driveshaft companies. Dynotech makes driveshafts for nascar so they know their stuff. Been on various mustang forums and dynotech seems to be the best overall driveshaft for no problems or vibration issues. Driveshaftshop seems to be a good company too but its hit or miss with them. Alot of people complain about their shafts vibrating alot or other issues then they have to take it off their car and send it to back to driveshaft to have them rebalance it then it works fine after that. Me personally I dont have the money to have a new ds put on then find out it doesnt work right have it paid to be taken off old shaft put on and wait for your aluminum ds to be rebalanced and put back on again. Dynotech and Driveshaftshop are the only ones that use CV joints which are easier for pinion angle changes especially after you lower your car. Also adjustable upper control arms will fix your pinion angle. I will probably get dynotech when i get one.
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