- old information about the DS's... though what he says is true about replacing some parts on your car with aftermarket parts that aren't engineered with the whole car in mind. You change a part for X reason/performance, but it may affect Y's durability & Z's performance.
example: you may change a certain suspension part to stiffer bushings, etc.. but it ends up being a lot louder, b/c you don't have the softer bushings absorbing some of the vibrations, which may affect longevity of related parts that are subjected to more stress/shaking/vibrations/shocks.
As Olerodder said.... Ford has engineered a CF one-piece for the GT500.
AND they've also ENGINEERED an aluminum one-piece DS
. Its only for manuals, as they only took the time to engineer one for their performance vehicles (GT500, Boss302R / 302S, etc.) I thought
the 2013 Boss 302 came with this part, but I can't find any confirmation of that. And someone else refuted my "thought" before.