Driveshaft issue?? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-11-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Driveshaft issue??

Has anyone had a vibration after installing a DSS driveshaft on their car?? I went from 0 vibrations to one that is apparent at 65 definitely gets worse as I speed up. I've tried rotating the shaft 90* and am just curious if you guys have any other advice.. I can call the guys at the dss but I sure hope my freaking $700 driveshaft isn't messed up already. Oh and I've torqued everything and double checked the measurement on the yoke.
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
Kevin.Cook
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What exactly is vibrating? Steering wheel, shifter, etc?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Mustang Evolution mobile app
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
gqsmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 638
Don't know how many positions are available but try turning it again...if that's all you did and know it vibrates it's the placement or just horribly balanced


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
gqsmash is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Catonsville
Region: Maryland
Posts: 690
You can rotate it two or three times before ruling out the driveshaft. If it's a manual the dual mass flywheel transmits some noise/vibration.
__________________
2013 SGM 3.7 | MPT Tune | JBA Titanium Ceramic Shorty Headers | MGW Gen 1 | Blowfish Street Bracket | BBK TB | 18" Charcoal AMR | FRPP 3.55 | BMR LCA | Steeda Panhard Bar | Dynotech 3.5" Driveshaft |
mariusvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
Kevin.Cook
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
If the steering wheel is shuddering, then its something with the wheels usually. If its standard and the shifter is vibrating, then its the flywheel or driveshaft more times then not.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Mustang Evolution mobile app
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 07:25 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
I feel the vibration in the shifter at first then as it gets worse it move to my feet then finally my steering wheel/ mirror starts bouncing. Started when I installed the driveshaft along with the Barton short throw and bracket. I'll try rotating it again. Not exactly my favorite thing to do without a lift handy. Lol thanks for the help tho guys!
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 08:14 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Voltwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 3,449
Are you lowered? Its likely the pinion angle that is off if you are. An adjustable UCA / bracket is the remedy for this. The stock 2 piece allows the pinion angle to be off some, a one piece is not as forgiving.
Voltwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 08:20 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
I'm not lowered or any suspension mods yet.. I was going to put on some LCAs and some dark star wheels but I'd like to figure this out first. I can check the pinion angle but if it takes a few days to figure this out I'll just have the driveshaft shop guys swap me out for a new one ($500 deposit and they will mail me a new one instead of me pulling and sending this one off)
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Voltwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 3,449
Hmmm, there goes my theory. Go ahead and measure the pinion angle for us though if you can.
Voltwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 05:41 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Well i would say it's my driveshaft.. Lol pulled it back out today and re installed my stock one.. All vibrations are gone now.. If only the stock one wasn't a POS I wouldn't have to do this again whenever I work out something with the DSS guys.. :-/ oh well maybe it got hit during shipping..
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 06:44 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
gqsmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 638
Did you not try to rotate it again?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
gqsmash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 07:36 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
iguanaman3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bokeelia
Region: Florida
Posts: 326
It is probably out of balance. I have read of similar accounts and the owner brought the shaft to be balanced and was reimbursed. I know they are supposed to be balanced from the factory but they apparently screw up sometimes. You need to contact DSS I'm sure they will take care of you.
iguanaman3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 02:42 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Ya I've sent it back to the dss guys.. They say they will do some tests and figure out what's wrong and fix it.. Or build a new one if need be. Sucks to have to wait but at least it will be right.
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 09:22 PM   #14
Evolution's Finest
Supporter
 
ronnie948's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Region: Florida
Posts: 3,960
It should be SMOOOOTH and no clunking at all

I just installed the Axle Exchange aluminum drive shaft in my 2012 3.7 V6 and it is smooth and all the clunking I had with the stock two piece is 100% gone.
The one from the Drive shaft shop should be smooth and all the clunking should be gone.
You may have got one that got out without being balanced properly. I know it is a bummer but stuff happens once in a while.
Ronnie
__________________
2012-candy red- V-6 MCA, Automatic Trans. CFM Valve cover breather. MMD blackTail light trim.Magnaflow axle back street mufflers, JLT oil catch can.MMD hood struts.
Airaid Cold Air intake. red caliper covers, 3.7L performance engine cover, Flat black hood spears.Boss 302 strut brace, CDC rear panel, Trunk Cargo net,--Dash carpet cover,
Viser stickers to cover ugly yellow warning crap,Aluminum driveshafft and Swarr Bar.
ronnie948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 08:46 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
David Young's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Clinton
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 1,005
A few years ago when aftermarket aluminum driveshafts were 'first' being made by a few different companies for our V6's (2011-2014), wasn't 'dss' the one that had several recalls and design changes when they first started selling them? And stopped making driveshafts for our V6's for several months?

This is why i went with the one sold by American Muscle made by Axle Exchange. Just saying......
__________________
Little Red. 2011 V6. Automatic Trans., C&L CAI, JLT Catch Can, BBK Ceramic Coated Long Tube Headers with BBK Catted X Pipe, Axle Exchange (American Muscle) Aluminum DriveShaft, GT 500 Lower Control Arms, Koni (orange) Dampers, Steeda Watts Link, Ford Racing 3.73 Gears, Magnaflow Street Series Axle Backs and a few more mods....Wifes car, 2014 Ford Edge Limited.
David Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 07:54 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Well... Let's try this again... Got the driveshaft back today... New weights on there and stuff. Hopefully this is the last time for a while, at least until I upgrade my flywheel and clutch :-/
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 08:30 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
FastFord13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Region: Canada
Posts: 4,264
Keep us updated.

2013 Candy Apple Red 3.7, Roush Axel Backs, Airaid CAI, BBK shorty headers,Barton shifter bracket, Bama tuned, SR lowering Springs, J&M adjustable pan hard bar, 3.73 Ford Racing gears, GT 500 spoiler, Upper and lower MIMD grill, 2010 GT Premium 19" wheels, GT 500 stripes, Painted mirror covers, MMD Billitt fuel door. 2014 Premium cluster, Chrome mustang shifter knob,
FastFord13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 09:21 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Well I gotta say it's easier with two people... And if I wasn't on my tiny *** garage floor. But two hours later it's in.. I'd rather wait till tomorrow to drive it.. There's nothing wrong with a car if you "fix" it and don't test it right?!?
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 11:07 AM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Holts summit
Region: Missouri
Posts: 31
Well... Cruising at 65-70mph is fine.. And it is nice and smooth at 120... Guess I can actually try to squeeze in to a dyno tomorrow... Depending on how busy the guy is after my buddy's trans am..
__________________
2014 V6 6 speed, air raid intake, bbk throttle body, 91 octane nitrous tune, borla long tubes, custom h pipe, borla s-type mufflers, 3.55 gears, nitrous outlet wet plate w/ 100 shot , line lock, drag shocks, bmr lower control arms
John316hi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WIN A 2015 Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft & Half-Shafts at AmericanMuscle! AMAlexLazarus 2015 Mustang GT 13 02-22-2015 03:54 PM
Drove at 124mph... road noise? Or Differential / driveshaft issue? dubaighost 2011-2014 V6 Mustang 11 09-20-2014 01:07 PM
Upgrade Your Weak Stock Driveshaft with The Driveshaft Shop at AmericanMuscle AMWill AmericanMuscle 1 03-16-2014 03:18 PM
Driveshaft Issue? kornflake7 2011-2014 Mustang GT 12 06-08-2013 09:30 PM
Benefits of an aluminum driveshaft... i need some help Zim Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 26 04-05-2004 09:49 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



12:29 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.