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Old 08-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Same old sh...

shaft. same old shaft.



apparently ford did not update the driveshaft for the late 2013 and newer 3.7 Mustang.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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This is news? They are only failure prone if you exceed the factory set speed limit of 130mph.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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Yeah it is news... Their were quite a few threads over the last 6 months about a one peice going in. So this is the answer.
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I didn't think they would with the release of the new 15 shortly.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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Neither did I. The stock one isnt perfect by any means but it does appear that only a few failures happened... More on early 1 pc aftermarket ones than stock too..
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This is news? They are only failure prone if you exceed the factory set speed limit of 130mph.
More like 113...
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Neither did I. The stock one isnt perfect by any means but it does appear that only a few failures happened... More on early 1 pc aftermarket ones than stock too..
I agree, it isn't perfect but until it poses a safety issue it wasn't getting fixed. : (
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I don't think they want u sixxer guys over 110.
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Hi gang, I'm new to this forum, but not to mustangs. I own a fully restored '65 stang 289 dual quad coupe and just acquired a 2014 "Gotta have it green" 3.7L coupe. I have to say that failure is not an option and won't wait if it does fail, so the 2 piece shaft is coming out, period! That's just me.....I'll post some pics eventually.
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I don't know how to respond to that

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But.. Welcome!
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That was just my 2 cents and thank you for the welcome!
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Hi gang, I'm new to this forum, but not to mustangs. I own a fully restored '65 stang 289 dual quad coupe and just acquired a 2014 "Gotta have it green" 3.7L coupe. I have to say that failure is not an option and won't wait if it does fail, so the 2 piece shaft is coming out, period! That's just me.....I'll post some pics eventually.
I did the same thing. Got a 2 piece aluminum DS from the driveshaft shop. Best mod I've gotten. Really lightens up the car and better off the line acceleration. Also had her up to 160+ mph easy now and don't have to worry about a driveshaft exploding underneath me
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You sure don't want a driveshaft explosion at 160mph+...yikes! Heck, my '04 Ranger 4x4 has a stock one piece aluminum rear driveshaft. 4x4 Rangers weren't meant to go 160+, were they?
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You sure don't want a driveshaft explosion at 160mph+...yikes! Heck, my '04 Ranger 4x4 has a stock one piece aluminum rear driveshaft. 4x4 Rangers weren't meant to go 160+, were they?
Downhill with rocket assist.
Maybe.
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Ya 160? That has to be a typo...
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Ya 160? That has to be a typo...
that's a freak ranger. lmfao
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that's a freak ranger. lmfao
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that's a freak ranger. lmfao
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You sure don't want a driveshaft explosion at 160mph+...yikes! Heck, my '04 Ranger 4x4 has a stock one piece aluminum rear driveshaft. 4x4 Rangers weren't meant to go 160+, were they?
I have had my one piece aluminium driveshaft in for over six months on my 11 V6 and the pony is smooth and steady at 140 mph. A must have for a 305 HP mustang.
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I have had my one piece aluminium driveshaft in for over six months on my 11 V6 and the pony is smooth and steady at 140 mph. A must have for a 305 HP mustang.
A must have, no doubt.
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I don't think they want u sixxer guys over 110.
LOL!!!!!!!
sorry, but i've broken that rule
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lol. 110? we may have 3.7 but when procharged we go 160 easy. hahaha. we maybe me smaller then 5.0s, 5.4, or whatever engine size the Shelby is but we aren't Prius. lmao
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lol. 110? we may have 3.7 but when procharged we go 160 easy. hahaha. we maybe me smaller then 5.0s, 5.4, or whatever engine size the Shelby is but we aren't Prius. lmao
Amen. 140 mph and climbing! We ain't no Mini Van. 350 HP mustang can't be slowed down by 113 mph limiter. Lmao
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Even with a tune (and having the top speed removed), most do not drive on the highways at extended speeds of 113 MPH. Ford designed the Mustang to drive very well at posted speed limits.

Now if you track your car, or visit your local drag strip, then yes, go for the one piece driveshaft. Putting the blame on Ford for a two piece drive shaft that may not handle speeds above their 113 mile an hour limit is simply unfair, and you'll get no where with them changing it simply so folks can run above 113.

Spend the 400 to 500 bucks for a one piece if you plan to track your car.
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Even with a tune (and having the top speed removed), most do not drive on the highways at extended speeds of 113 MPH. Ford designed the Mustang to drive very well at Governed posted speed limits.

Now if you track your car, or visit your local drag strip, then yes, go for the one piece driveshaft.

Ford has done nothing wrong with the two piece drive shaft, and public posted speeds.
Very true. Well said. We just have the need for speed many of us on those private enclosed roads and tracks. Lmao.
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If a 2009 mustang Gt that has 300HP and can safely go 150 mph then so can a 305 HP mustang do the same. We just need a little upgrade that's all. Easy fix. We ain't driving Nissan Sentra's. Were talking about a car that with simple bolt on mods will be around 350 HP to the crank. No need for 113 mph, rubbish !
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Very true. Well said. We just have the need for speed many of us on those private enclosed roads and tracks. Lmao.
Right. This is what worries me, as I have to share the highways with those that think the auto manufacturers need to build a 30K car (or under) for the masses that will do in excess of the speed limit for the public roads. I have to admit, the majority of these late model Mustang owners are under 30. This is a fun car to own, but expecting it to do over 113 on public roads is simply asking to see more deaths; not with just the driver, but those that share the roads with them.

Sorry, I don't get why I should expect a driveshaft to take me over 113 MPH on public roads.

Track, yes; drag strip, yes.
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Right. This is what worries me, as I have to share the highways with those that think the auto manufacturers need to build a 30K car (or under) for the masses that will do in excess of the speed limit for the public roads.

Can't see why folks get upset when a part is installed for normal road use and not for racing. Sorry, I don't get why I should expect a driveshaft to take me over 113 MPH on public roads.

Track, yes; drag strip, yes.
The Gt driveshaft can handle speeds over 113 mph. What's the difference if its a GT doing over the speed limit or the base model doing over the speed limit? Ford builds the GT to travel at high speeds. Lol
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The GT has more HP than the V6, and therefore a "step up" on the V6. You pay more for it.

However, it does not make it right that the car can, and therefore should, be driven at such speeds.

No worries. Just buy the driveshaft. Only I have to worry if someone cannot handle the newfound speed of the removal of the speed limiter, and the supposed safe one speed driveshaft.
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The GT has more HP than the V6, and therefore a "step up" on the V6. You pay more for it.

However, it does not make it right that the car can, and therefore should, be driven at such speeds.

No worries. Just buy the driveshaft. Only I have to worry if someone cannot handle the newfound speed of the removal of the speed limiter, and the supposed safe one speed driveshaft.
Only the 2010 Gt's and up have more HP than the V6's but not 2009 and under GT's. They have less HP. Lol. Definitely buy the one piece aluminum driveshaft and hold her steady when burying that go pedal. Yee haw .
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Only the 2010 Gt's and up have more HP than the V6's but not 2009 and under GT's. They have less HP. Lol. Definitely buy the one piece aluminum driveshaft and hold her steady when burying that go pedal. Yee haw .
I agree with the HP thing. Just because it's a V6 doesn't mean we have to be at a disadvantage with speed and safety, but it's sure is better to be safe than sorry. It also doesn't mean that we have the need to break the sound barrier all the time. For me, it's about freeing up weight and performance with a lighter, safer driveshaft. Remember the Buick Grand National? This thing would blow away just about anything in its path. V6 anyone?
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I agree with the HP thing. Just because it's a V6 doesn't mean we have to be at a disadvantage with speed and safety, but it's sure is better to be safe than sorry. It also doesn't mean that we have the need to break the sound barrier all the time. For me, it's about freeing up weight and performance with a lighter, safer driveshaft. Remember the Buick Grand National? This thing would blow away just about anything in its path. V6 anyone?
Exactly bro. Less rotational mass equals faster off line acceleration. That Buick Grand National was wicked. Just because its a V6 doesn't mean it doesn't pack a good performance punch.
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Exactly bro. Less rotational mass equals faster off line acceleration. That Buick Grand National was wicked. Just because its a V6 doesn't mean it doesn't pack a good performance punch.
That v6 was turbocharged though. I almost bought one a few years back, bad a$$ cars those GNX's.
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The Gt driveshaft can handle speeds over 113 mph. What's the difference if its a GT doing over the speed limit or the base model doing over the speed limit? Ford builds the GT to travel at high speeds. Lol
You answered your own question. Ford builds the GT to safely travel at higher speeds. Well, more safely at least..Suspension and Trac control
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That v6 was turbocharged though. I almost bought one a few years back, bad a$$ cars those GNX's.
Yeah it was turbocharged and a v6. Its a V6 that was wicked fast and the v6 mustangs are fast. Not wicked fast but fast. Lol. Many people discredit the V6 mustang as not being a real performance car, but oh it is. Lol.
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