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Old 12-03-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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Driveshaft problem

Does anyone know about the driveshaft problems on the v6 that if you take off your speed limiter it won't handle? Heard a rumor that it was fixed for any 13-14 mustangs


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Old 12-03-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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Nope it's still the same horrible 2 piece, just snag yourself a solid one piece from AM, and save yourself before doing extreme mods


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Thanks man. I'm guna get it before I do any extreme things to my car


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It's not a guarantee that it will fail, some still have the stock 2 piece and been up past the limiter, others completely destroyed the 2 piece. It goes down to if you want to risk it or not. I don't think anyone wants to risk it so go ahead and pick one up from American muscle.


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It's not a guarantee that it will fail, some still have the stock 2 piece and been up past the limiter, others completely destroyed the 2 piece. It goes down to if you want to risk it or not. I don't think anyone wants to risk it so go ahead and pick one up from American muscle.


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Well the limiter is set at 112-115 right? You can go past it a little while keeping the shaft intact, I've heard its guaranteed to be broken at 135+


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Rather not risk it and just get the one piece.. I just find it dumb how ford made the mustang show 160 when it can't go past 120 without taking the limiter off


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I believe the limiter is not for the driveshaft but for the base models tires not having a high enough speed rating. The driveshaft may play a part at 130+, but if you are going that fast, you should be reinforcing more than just the driveshaft.
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Slight chance of breaking but if it does!!!!! As mentioned you need to exercise all sorts of caution at speeds.


Oh yeah, I owned a 1970 Ford Econoline with a 6 cylinder engine that showed 120 on the speedo was that false claims too?
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I've done 125 in mine with no mods, I believe for the 13-14 they pushed the limiter up some, it looked really bad that a focus could go faster than a mustang


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The driveshaft issue has been beaten to death. There were two videos of it happening and it circulated like wildfire.

The speed limiter was set because of the stock tires offered. The driveshaft is a weak link, but if you research the videos you'll find they had previous issues before the failure happened that they ignored.

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I hit 135+ in mine with the stock drive shaft and 3.55 gears. No issues at all, but I wouldn't recommend it. This was before I knew there was a problem with the driveshaft failing. Haven't gone that fast since I found out.


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If you plan on driving high speed (safer) AND want better performance and slightly better MPG (less rotational mass), get an aluminum one-piece driveshaft. I just ordered one for my GT from Shaftmasters.
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Rather not risk it and just get the one piece.. I just find it dumb how ford made the mustang show 160 when it can't go past 120 without taking the limiter off


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The 160 speedo gives the instrument cluster some class lol. I'm glad ford did it for the v6. The v6 use to get a less numbered speedo in the past. I remember my 88gt had the 85mph speedo I would peg it out by the end of 2nd gear with 2.73s. Made the car looker faster though


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I've done 125 in mine with no mods, I believe for the 13-14 they pushed the limiter up some, it looked really bad that a focus could go faster than a mustang


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My car is a 14 v6 manual and it's stops @ 112-113 with more to go in 3rd gear


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The driveshaft issue has been beaten to death. There were two videos of it happening and it circulated like wildfire.

The speed limiter was set because of the stock tires offered. The driveshaft is a weak link, but if you research the videos you'll find they had previous issues before the failure happened that they ignored.

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Totally agree, plus with the stock suspension and tires I wouldn't want to go much faster than 115mph the car just doesn't feel really tight over 100 mph


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Totally agree, plus with the stock suspension and tires I wouldn't want to go much faster than 115mph the car just doesn't feel really tight over 100 mph


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I've done 140 on the stock driveshaft and a set of meh Falken tires. It gets very sketchy very quickly. I didn't feel any vibrations but I could feel the tires weren't going to take much more so I backed off and have never gone that fast again.

I would trust my Mickey Thompsons for that speed easily, but I don't think I'll be doing that on a public road again.
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Driveshaft problem

I hit 152 with my stock Driveshaft no problem.

Now that I have to deal with 4 tickets under my belt, I can't even see my self going over the speed limit. Public streets are to go from place A to place B, drag strips are made to go to Place A to Place B as fast as possible. Auto X is to go to place A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y X Z & back without messing up or making a wrong turn.

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I've hit 140 on a stock driveshaft, No weird sounds, But I wouldn't risk it.

I took my aluminum one piece up to 147 and then stopped due to a curve, You'd feel more confident like that knowing it won't snap any second now =P
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- Aftermarket driveshaft.
- Remove limiter.
- Add 3.73 gears.
The car's top speed and max rpms right before redline in 6th will be almost perfectly matched at 150mph.
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The driveshaft issue has been beaten to death. There were two videos of it happening and it circulated like wildfire.

The speed limiter was set because of the stock tires offered. The driveshaft is a weak link, but if you research the videos you'll find they had previous issues before the failure happened that they ignored.

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I'll have to disagree with your reasoning for the speed limiter because of the tires. The V6's with the performance pack came with high speed/performance 19 inch tires and they had the same speed limiter on them as the non performance pack option.
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I have been 140 mph with my factory 17 inch Michelin T rated tires and my one piece aluminum driveshaft.
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Two piece driveshaft could easily be a weak link but among other things its not the weakest. Just pick up a one piece D/S for peace of mind if you intend to go that fast.. I recommend shaftmasters if they offer one that works for your setup. Thats what I run and I love it. No more clunkiness and a much more responsive feel. No need to spend 700+
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I'll have to disagree with your reasoning for the speed limiter because of the tires. The V6's with the performance pack came with high speed/performance 19 inch tires and they had the same speed limiter on them as the non performance pack option.

Most of the time the factory limiter is set based on the limitations of the factory tires. I'ts likely that Ford didnt want to make a different calibration for each V6 based on tires and just has 1 "Master calibration," transmissions and gear ratios aside.
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Two piece driveshaft could easily be a weak link but among other things its not the weakest. Just pick up a one piece D/S for peace of mind if you intend to go that fast.. I recommend shaftmasters if they offer one that works for your setup. Thats what I run and I love it. No more clunkiness and a much more responsive feel. No need to spend 700+
Shaftmasters doesn't offer a DS for the 2011-14 V6 anymore after some issues they had with theirs.

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Most of the time the factory limiter is set based on the limitations of the factory tires. I'ts likely that Ford didnt want to make a different calibration for each V6 based on tires and just has 1 "Master calibration," transmissions and gear ratios aside.
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[QUOTE=JoeyM91;2136000]Shaftmasters doesn't offer a DS for the 2011-14 V6 anymore after some issues they had with theirs.

I would recommend Dyno tech or Driveshaft shop.

Ahh I didn't realize they didn't offer one. I didn't bother to check lol I just know I'm happy with mine.
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Shaftmasters doesn't offer a DS for the 2011-14 V6 anymore after some issues they had with theirs.

I would recommend Dyno tech or Driveshaft shop.







Exactly.

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DSS is a little sketchy sometimes...I've been to their shop and had one of their customer service reps lie straight up...I won't do business with them.


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DSS is a little sketchy sometimes...I've been to their shop and had one of their customer service reps lie straight up...I won't do business with them.


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Well one rep doesn't necessarily equate to a sketchy company. Unless there's more to that story.

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Well one rep doesn't necessarily equate to a sketchy company. Unless there's more to that story.

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I agree...that's why I said at times DSS can be sketchy and I won't do business with them. There is more to the story, but not for this forum.


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