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Old 07-22-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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Which alum. driveshaft??

Looking to get one. Which is best? Best prices? Thanks for your input.
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DSS is the only one that I know of that allows use of the factory pinion flange on the rear end, all others require you to remove the pinion nut and flange to install their flange, and re-torque of the pinion nut.


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Looking to get one. Which is best? Best prices? Thanks for your input.
I'm pretty partial to the DriveShaft Shop's One Piece as kn7671 had said below. We receive some of the best feedback and there's a slew of reviews on this as well. If you're seeing this listed elsewhere for less shoot us a call and we'll have a price match set up or if you don't have our forums discount code shoot me a PM and I'll get it sent over!
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tagging to track this answer myself. Its in next performance batch fro me
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I got a shaftmaster,about $150.00 cheaper good till 900hp,direct bolton and no nvh,very happy.
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I just had the DSS shaft installed, along with some brakes and alcantara stuff. Very happy.



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I wanna know if it really saves you .21 seconds off of your 1/4 mile time. What's the catch?
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Less then 1/2 the weight and unlike the 2 piece no play in the center carrier bearing.
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Does the Shaftmasters require the pinion nut and flange removed?
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I need one too but $800! Ugh, I hate spending money.
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Almost anything is better that the factory 2-piece driveshaft. I prefer the carbon fiber to eliminate the pinging noise you occasionally get from an aluminum driveshaft. The only CF I know of are PST and DSS, both around 1250.


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Screw that. lol. I will stick with the one for $599


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I checked the Shaftmasters piece does NOT require the pinion nut and flange to be removed. It's a direct bolt in. Shaftmasters it seems to me is the only way to go. Best price, has the CV joint, free shipping. I just ordered one.
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let us know how it goes after a couple hundred miles. wanna do this and gears next.

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One of the things you need to look at in an aftermarket driveshaft is tube diameter. While larger diameter driveshafts will usually offer a way to cheaply increase the strength, the side affect is reduced clearance (Clarence), especially on lowered cars.
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You will be very satisfied with the shaft masters. I've had mine for several months and I love it. $540 on sale if I recall correctly. Great product for the $$. Why spend $800 or more or the same thing??


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DSS for sure
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:34 PM   #18
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I have the DSS aluminum and love it. Car feels better, and less noise.


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Less noise? Don't think so.


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Old 07-25-2014, 10:32 PM   #20
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Ummmm okay. I don't remember giving you a ride in my car, but for me, in my state, in my car, on the roads I travel.... Yes. I do think so. I have to admit, I get weary of the adversarial element in this forum.


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Well, I didn't have any noise from my stock shaft and there is zero noise from my DSS, so I guess it's a wash. Some people think that just because their certain set up or part does ABC, then every part must do that.
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interested too - may remove my stock shaft for less weight on that moving part. Much to gain here. May not be a spectacular measurable improvement, but high school physics warant a win. Same king of benefit as ultra light rims...
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Choice 1: Ford Mustang 2011-2014 Aluminum Driveshaft 3.5" V8 GT Direct Bolt-In $600

Choice 2: The Driveshaft Shop One Piece Mustang Driveshaft - Aluminum FDSH22-A-CV (11-14 GT, BOSS) - Free Shipping $789

Choice 3: Mustang Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 GT, BOSS) - Free Shipping $779


Choice 1 - Pros: cheapest & no pinion flange change
Choice 2 - Pros: no pinion flange change
Choice 3 - Pros: NONE! ;p

The only reason, I'm asking is b/c cheapest isn't always best. Like I wouldn't get the cheapest wheels available. Sometimes you need to pay a little more for quality. BUT in this case all 3 parts look VERY similar and should be fairly simple to make & balance. So I'd think the quality should all be similar.

But it doesn't hurt to ask... anyone have these DS's. Good/bad things to say about them?

P.S. I prefer no "hearsay posts". ie: If you don't have one installed on your car, or haven't sat in the car of a friend who has one installed.... then your "I heard those are good" carry about as much weight as an internet rumor.

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Over 900 3.5" diameter units sold in the last 2 years with 99% customer satisfaction rate.
So can I hear what the 1% (9 people) didn't like?
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I'll be getting the Shaftmasters. A search around these forums and others proved to me its reliable and saving the $200 over the DSS means I can buy something nice from AM. I wish AM sold the Shaftmasters or equivalent priced product - love AM customer service.

BTW: If you compare the Shaftmasters to that third option, they look nearly if not entirely identical. I wouldn't be surprised if they are manufactured on the same line and just branded with different sticker logos.
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I'll be getting the Shaftmasters. A search around these forums and others proved to me its reliable and saving the $200 over the DSS means I can buy something nice from AM. I wish AM sold the Shaftmasters or equivalent priced product - love AM customer service.
Yeah, that's what I figured. I've only had my car since end of July & I've already have spent $4,400 on it. Which is almost as much as I spent on the car (out of pocket, after my trade in).
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This is something I also want to know.
Looks like Shaftmasters is a pretty good piece.
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Shaftmasters $599.00 worth every penny direct bolt on no extra parts needed install is a breeze.


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Shaftmasters $599.00 worth every penny direct bolt on no extra parts needed install is a breeze.


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anyone know the cost on shipping on the shaftmasters website? I couldn't find it.
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Just to give you other options ... we have some great driveshafts here:

Axle Exhange 2011-2014 Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft 012-MAMT011 - Free Shipping!



You will not be disappointed in the quality.

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I couldn't be happier with my DSS driveshaft. I highly recommend it.
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I couldn't be happier with my DSS driveshaft. I highly recommend it.
same here.

I have also bough from DSS. Although it took almost 2 months before I got my shaft last week, I must say I am much reassured by now. Installation and fit was a piece of cake, it is a very nice piece of hardware, and I am very happy with it.

PS : they did not charge my credit card before they actually shipped the product.
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Well, my wish list is getting shorter:

Aluminum DS - $600

ProCal tune - $325
+ dealer install - $75 ? (to preserve warranty)

UCA - $100+-

painted hood struts - $140

The problem is the next 2 together are $1,000
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Installed a Dynotech 1pc and it is an awesome setup that has some added features when compared to the ones already listed here in this post: It comes standard with a Billet Pinion Flange which will save you some more weight. Great drive shaft that has zero vibrations.

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