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Old 03-13-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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1st mod

I just installed my Axel Exchange ds and what a difference. This is how the car should've felt from the factory.
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I thought changing the driveshaft was more of a safety thing. What changes?
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Yea its a safety thing but it also smooths out alot of shifter vibration. Also the clunk between shifts is gone. Money well spent
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Even Ford gives you some advice on what to do with the stock shaft.
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Where did you get the DS from and how much?
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Where did you get the DS from and how much?
My friend found it on facebook. I got it for $446 thats with shipping. American muscle sells this one also.
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really, did help with the shift clunks. Thats good to know I may have to look into one for my GT. Thanks for post!
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really, did help with the shift clunks. Thats good to know I may have to look into one for my GT. Thanks for post!
You won't regret it, no more clunking. My 2.73s don't make the car feel like it's pulling something behind it anymore.
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You just lightened your car by 10lbs. of ugly, useless rotating mass. That translates to about 100 lbs. of static weight at the track. Enjoy the nice increase in fuel mileage too!
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Sweet upgrade! Scrapping the stock DS is certainly well worth it to shed a few lbs and regain safety at any condition. Have you noticed any different in the throttle? I've felt a slight difference before, not much but still something.

Congrats on your first upgrade. What's going to be your second?

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Sweet upgrade! Scrapping the stock DS is certainly well worth it to shed a few lbs and regain safety at any condition. Have you noticed any different in the throttle? I've felt a slight difference before, not much but still something.

Congrats on your first upgrade. What's going to be your second?

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Lil better response during normal driving and between shifts. Well I want to order the mac lt headers but im still trying to find out if they wrap around the steering shaft. The info you gave me was great, this is the last thing I need to find out. I think the 1 5/8" lts will work better on the 3.7 through the entire power band.
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You just lightened your car by 10lbs. of ugly, useless rotating mass. That translates to about 100 lbs. of static weight at the track. Enjoy the nice increase in fuel mileage too!
It finally feels like a new car. Next week ill see if the mpgs increased some during my work commute.
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Lil better response during normal driving and between shifts. Well I want to order the mac lt headers but im still trying to find out if they wrap around the steering shaft. The info you gave me was great, this is the last thing I need to find out. I think the 1 5/8" lts will work better on the 3.7 through the entire power band.
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MAC LT headers would be sweet! I remember you were asking about fitment the other week. Although, if the steering shaft did have to go through the header primaries, what problem would that pose for you? The steering shaft disconnects quite easily, it would be just one small step to the install, if need be.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with!

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MAC LT headers would be sweet! I remember you were asking about fitment the other week. Although, if the steering shaft did have to go through the header primaries, what problem would that pose for you? The steering shaft disconnects quite easily, it would be just one small step to the install, if need be.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with!

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I guess from owning 14 mustangs and fighting equal lenght and long tube headers thru the years im looking for a very simple install. Most of my former stangs where daily drivers and theres nothing like coming home from work and fighting header gasket leaks is the only Mac midpipe available through am the prochamber.
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MAC LT headers would be sweet! I remember you were asking about fitment the other week. Although, if the steering shaft did have to go through the header primaries, what problem would that pose for you? The steering shaft disconnects quite easily, it would be just one small step to the install, if need be.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with!

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Is the prochamber the only midpipe available for the mac lts?
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How much it cost?
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How much it cost?
I lucked up and found one used for $400. American muscle has this same one for $700
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Is the prochamber the only midpipe available for the mac lts?
I've heard of customers getting the BBK shorty mid-pipes to fit the MAC LT headers, but it's not as nice of a fit. Since they're designed to meet a different angled LT header (BBK).

You shouldn't have the mess with the headers more than twice (once after a heat cycle). Were you getting exhaust leaks in the past because of the header bolts backing out or loosening?

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I've heard of customers getting the BBK shorty mid-pipes to fit the MAC LT headers, but it's not as nice of a fit. Since they're designed to meet a different angled LT header (BBK).

You shouldn't have the mess with the headers more than twice (once after a heat cycle). Were you getting exhaust leaks in the past because of the header bolts backing out or loosening?

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It was a combination of bolts and gaskets, I always tried to match brands when it comes to headers and midpipes, I know mac/bbk combos work on most years but the mac look like they angle more(the collectors) like mid length headers and the bbks more so a long tube. Its not that big of a deal I just don't want to use the prochamber. I'm going to give it a few more days of researching then i'll purchase a set. More than likely it will be the macs nothing against the bbks I just favor 1 5/8" headers on a small cubic in engine.
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Did you install the driveshaft yourself? If so was it easy?
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Did you install the driveshaft yourself? If so was it easy?
Yea it wasn't bad, took about 30-45mins once the car was on the ramps.
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It was a combination of bolts and gaskets, I always tried to match brands when it comes to headers and midpipes, I know mac/bbk combos work on most years but the mac look like they angle more(the collectors) like mid length headers and the bbks more so a long tube. Its not that big of a deal I just don't want to use the prochamber. I'm going to give it a few more days of researching then i'll purchase a set. More than likely it will be the macs nothing against the bbks I just favor 1 5/8" headers on a small cubic in engine.
Understood. I'm sure you'll be happy with the MAC headers. They make a really good budget exhaust and don't seem the disappoint. I also know what you're saying about the smaller primaries. I prefer to say a little on the smaller side myself, as it helps with torque.

Let me know how everything works out all said and done!

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Installed a few more mods over the last 2 weeks. Sr performance lowering springs, Barton shifter bracket, J&M aluminum adjustable panhard bar, and C&L cai. I'm batting a 1000 so far with my current mods. The car is more responsive, rides and handles great. Vibrations and clunking are gone. Thanks AM for quality parts with great and fast service.
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i didnt notice anything when i changed mine but at the time my car had full bolt ons and gears
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I am hoping someone tries those new MAC headers as I haven't heard from anyone that has used them.
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Same here smurf, I wanna hear how they sound

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Same here smurf, I wanna hear how they sound

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They have to sound and perform better than the bbks. The mac shorties are a true equal lenght header verses the bbk being tuned length. someone purchased a set from American muscle and posted a YouTube video but its hard to tell.
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They have different primary lengths, routing and diameter so they should be a little different I think.
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