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Old 06-23-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Aluminum drive shaft

Before investing in any mods, would it be wise to start with an aluminum drive shaft upgrade first before doing anything?

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i have my Steeda CAI, exhaust, and tuner, and i'm doing driveshaft next, but i don't feel it necessary as a first mod. good to have, but not necessary, IMO.
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I would go with a tuner and CAI, axlebacks, even headers/mid-pipe and then driveshaft upgrade. For the price of the driveshaft you can get so many mods that will make your car feel like totally different machine. You won't need the upgraded driveshaft with those mods.
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Anyone have any "real" track comparisons. Before and after Qtr. mile times?
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I would go with a tuner and CAI, axlebacks, even headers/mid-pipe and then driveshaft upgrade. For the price of the driveshaft you can get so many mods that will make your car feel like totally different machine. You won't need the upgraded driveshaft with those mods.

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Anyone have any "real" track comparisons. Before and after Qtr. mile times?
I don't think most v6 owners get it for track time improvements, although less rotating mass can't hurt your time, but more for its smoothness and durability at high rpm's over the stock unit.

Some have successfully used the stock drive shaft during heavy track use, but its one of those things that you might as well play it safe and replace if you have the cash.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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Im dying to replace my stock driveshaft. Noisy *** piece of crap lol. Why they didnt come with a 1 piece from the factory i do not know but i wish they did.
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Two piece is smoother than the single. But I love my single, definitely improved mileage. Probably not something you're worried about lol, but fringe benefit maybe.

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You don't need the drive shaft to be replaced until you have your tuner and your new tunes without the speed limiter software.
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Im dying to replace my stock driveshaft. Noisy *** piece of crap lol. Why they didnt come with a 1 piece from the factory i do not know but i wish they did.

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Wait I'm confused. The aluminum is 20lb lighter, correct? Wouldn't that improve gas milage? Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong.


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If you go with a tuner/gear combo first you will reap the most benefit in just the feel of you mustang alone. If I have to do it all over again I would have done that over my tuner/CAI combo


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