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Old 03-10-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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DSS Aluminum drive shaft install

Has anyone installed there drive shaft themselves? I think I can do it on my own but I was wondering if there were things I should look out for before I started... Thanks
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Has anyone installed there drive shaft themselves? I think I can do it on my own but I was wondering if there were things I should look out for before I started... Thanks
Yea me and my buddy installed mine a few weeks ago. All you really need is a jack, jack stands, ramps, torque wrench, breaker bar, some WD-40 and other basic hand tools. Was a pretty simple install, the stock DS was a bit difficult to get out, that took some time. But really it was easier then I thought it'd be. Only took maybe 2-3 hours.
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What did you use to lift the car? I was thinking about getting 2 more jack stands and putting the car up that way so I could still spin the drive shaft.
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Sounds like he drove the front of the car up on ramps and then jacked up the back
of it and put jack stands in the rear.That's what I did when I changed the LCAs.
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That would be nice but I can't get the front of my car onto my ramps. I have SR springs so I sit low enough that the front bumper hits the ramp before the tire. I may need to remove the front bumper... I wonder how hard that is...
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That would be nice but I can't get the front of my car onto my ramps. I have SR springs so I sit low enough that the front bumper hits the ramp before the tire. I may need to remove the front bumper... I wonder how hard that is...
You could jack up the side of the car enough to place the ramp on. One side at a time. But that's kind of risky.
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Well have you tried to drive up onto 2 or 3
same lengths of 2x4 or 2x6 pieces of wood first.
I do this to keep from hitting the chin spoiler.
You just have to put cement blocks in front
of your ramps so they wont slide on you.
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I thought about the 2x6 trick but I would have to go buy and chop up all the wood for it. I don't want a 2x6 in my car and I don't really want to buy a saw just for this... I just bought my first house so every time I need something I just go buy all the tools so I have them later but I was really wanting to keep this simple... LOL
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the biggest issues is making SURE the driveshaft bolts are installed correctly. Not sure if locktite is recommended or not~ and not sure if its on there from the factory (may make removal a NIGHTMARE)

are the yokes already on it or do you have to swap those over as well?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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The DSS drive shaft uses the factory yokes
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Go here for removal and re-assembly info:

Ford Service Manuals - REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION - 3.7L.pdf

This is for a 2011, but should be simular for all years.
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I used ramps for the front and jackstands for the rear. Very easy to install the driveshaft yourself. Be sure to use the right wrench i can't remember the size, maybe a 10mm 10 point wrench? so you don't round off the heads of the bolts.
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The stock shaft uses 12mm 12 spline bolts. I went and bought a deep well 12mm 12 spline to make life simple.
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Im bout done playin with this stupid thing... I just cant beleave that Im only suposed to torque these bots to 75 lb/ft. Even with red lock tight on there I dont trust it.... Anyone done this install? what did you do?
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Im bout done playin with this stupid thing... I just cant beleave that Im only suposed to torque these bots to 75 lb/ft. Even with red lock tight on there I dont trust it.... Anyone done this install? what did you do?
Huh? The loctite acts as a fastener so really you don't even need to torque them to 75. I only torqued mine to around 44.
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nope, I got mine nice and snug
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