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Old 03-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Stock V6 Drive-shaft Weight

There seems to be a lot of people on this forum who believe the stock V6 2011+ drive-shaft weighs 43 pounds. So I went into my garage and dug out the crap stock unit and put it on the scale. No where near 43 pounds. In case you cannot see the image, it weighs 29 lbs.

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People get confused with the stock GT ds which I believe is 43 pounds. Maybe someone can verify this.
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There seems to be a lot of people on this forum who believe the stock V6 2011+ drive-shaft weighs 43 pounds. So I went into my garage and dug out the crap stock unit and put it on the scale. No where near 43 pounds. In case you cannot see the image, it weighs 29 lbs.

it's still 2 pieces tho, and we're going to continue to be stubborn
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People get confused with the stock GT ds which I believe is 43 pounds. Maybe someone can verify this.
Yes that is true. The 5.0 driveshaft weighs 43 pounds.
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I didn't weigh my stock or aluminum driveshaft but i would guess the aluminum one weighed around 10 pounds less.
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I didn't weigh my stock or aluminum driveshaft but i would guess the aluminum one weighed around 10 pounds less.
Yea an aftermarket aluminum DS for the V6 will save you about 8-10 pounds.
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Yea an aftermarket aluminum DS for the V6 will save you about 8-10 pounds.
And some butthurt on the dyno
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!
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Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!
+1! Lmao.
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Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!
Also gives you a nice peace of mind knowing your DS won't explode through the floorboard while I'm at the race track. Yeah, that's nice
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I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!
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I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!
Yes you are correct, this was already discussed in a past thread. It will look pretty though!
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I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!
Wow, missed that thread. I'd be a bit tiffed if I shelled out this kind of money to go racing on a track, only to have it shatter on me.
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I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!
Huh? I've never heard of an aftermarket aluminum DS exploding on the V6, maybe the GT. I don't think mine is exploding anytime soon though, haha. I have done dozen 120+ MPH runs at the track (road course).
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I haven't seen or heard of an aluminum driveshaft breaking on our v-6's. I only try to keep track of Axle Exchange driveshafts because thats what i have
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Shaftmasters no longer offers an aluminum driveshaft for our cars because of this issue. They still do for the V8s. Something about the length of our driveshaft in particular must be hard on them. Anyway, there's the scoop.
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Shaftmasters no longer offers an aluminum driveshaft for our cars because of this issue. They still do for the V8s. Something about the length of our driveshaft in particular must be hard on them. Anyway, there's the scoop.
Good thing I got a DSS never heard of one of those failing
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None of the one piece aluminum driveshafts from The Axle exchange have exploded. That's the brand American Muscle sells and there has never been an issue with them. I have this one from AM and would highly recommend should anyone be in the market for a one piece. Shaft masters no longer makes one for the 11 plus V6. The drive shaft shop has one as well but AM sells quality.
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