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Old 07-04-2015, 02:59 PM   #1
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Looking to replace stock drive shaft. Which way should I go?
2014 5.0 w/Eibach suspension, white line control arms and some engine mods.
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Looking to replace stock drive shaft. Which way should I go?

2014 5.0 w/Eibach suspension, white line control arms and some engine mods.

I just picked up a Shaftmasters 3.5" aluminum one piece for a hair over 600$. Didn't make any substantial gains in acceleration, but it'll be a nice peace of mind mod when I supercharge.

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Old 07-04-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Yes Shaftmasters had for over year and half great job good price!!
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The Axle Exchange makes a great quality one piece aluminum driveshaft and AM sells it.

I am the worlds defender of the 3.7 V6 model.
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I need one. It's in the plan but cash is not in the pocket. Why is it always seeming that way?
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Ubnbit you need one or just want one.LOL
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Lol. From all I read, I need one.
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True that! If I hooked well, I'd worry about snapping it. They just expensive lol
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Not mine but an OE Shelby 2 piece. See similarities between it and the one posted above? Lol
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Hi friends! CJPonyParts carries aluminum 1 piece driveshafts from Dynotech, Steeda and Ford Racing; American Muscle sells aluminum and carbon ones from The Driveshaft Shop. Wich is the best?
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Hi friends! CJPonyParts carries aluminum 1 piece driveshafts from Dynotech, Steeda and Ford Racing; American Muscle sells aluminum and carbon ones from The Driveshaft Shop. Wich is the best?

A lot of it is personal opinion man. I honestly went off of people's opinions on this forum in particular and the consensus was Shaftmasters from what I gathered. Also happened to be one of the cheapest financially on the market, which was a win win. The CF shafts are stupid expensive for about a 10 lb difference from the aluminum and I could never justify the 1200$+ for one, but again, that's me.


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Not mine but an OE Shelby 2 piece. See similarities between it and the one posted above? Lol

Looks exactly like the GT lol, and yeah they are costly. I'm happy with my shaftmasters.


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I would've thought the GT500 would've came with a one piece considering the power output...


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Happy with my Axle Exchange one piece.

I am the worlds defender of the 3.7 V6 model.
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Happy with my Axle Exchange one piece.

I am the worlds defender of the 3.7 V6 model.

How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?


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I went with "Steeda's" 1 piece Aluminum Driveshaft. No Complaints at all.
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I've had my Shaftmasters in for a number of months now and works great. I also replace the UCA with an adjustable UCA and BMR carrier bushing at the same time. The carrier bushing really made a difference........When I took the OE carrier bushing out it was torn with less than 8000 original miles. I also used to have clunking when I depressed the clutch sometimes and that is now gone.
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Thanks, guys, for the valuable tips!
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I would've thought the GT500 would've came with a one piece considering the power output...


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It's exactly the same. There are guys who twist them and break them. Bad design from ford. One day, I'll get a one piece. I read somewhere that over 130 mph, the 2 piece gets dangerous.
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$689.99 but I have the 3.7, I believe its more for the 5.0. I did an extensive amount of research on the Axle Exchange one piece and couldn't find issues or complaints about them. I'm not saying their the best one piece out there but 100% better than the stock 2 piece.

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The fact the GT500 has a 2 piece means they can handle the power, but the center design of the section that gives is because of better comfort to drive, not to race. The 1 piece is sorta really 2-pieces; they just put the part that moves at one end. Holds up better that way for launching from a DIG, but may increase the harshness of the drive. Being most customers/users of the car do not launch from DIGS is why they come with a center mounted joint instead of the end mounted joint.
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If they hadn't just made them big heavy turds, that would have helped out a lot.
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The fact the GT500 has a 2 piece means they can handle the power, but the center design of the section that gives is because of better comfort to drive, not to race. The 1 piece is sorta really 2-pieces; they just put the part that moves at one end. Holds up better that way for launching from a DIG, but may increase the harshness of the drive. Being most customers/users of the car do not launch from DIGS is why they come with a center mounted joint instead of the end mounted joint.
I personally have never noticed a ride comfort quality between my one piece aluninum and stock two piece crap driveshaft.

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If they hadn't just made them big heavy turds, that would have helped out a lot.
That sure is certainly true, ugly turds at that ! But I suspect the heaviness is what keeps them holding up? Does take a bit of over abuse to bust them up...
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I've read that there's a noticeable difference on take off and normal driving. That shifts become smoother. All reasons I will Change. That and breaking it lol
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I personally have never noticed a ride comfort quality between my one piece aluninum and stock two piece crap driveshaft.

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Kona, your cars already moded enough to not be able to tell anymore
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It has to cost more to make things in more than one section, increase the amount of parts to install, and the carriers and brackets to hold them. There is a reason propeller shaft technology went to center carriers in some automotive & truck designs over decades. I used to know why but at my age I forget. It may even effect other parts. I'll need to research it, there has to be a reason for the madness

I do know if I got rid of mine, that dang noise clunk would likely go away when I release the clutch !
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Kona, your cars already moded enough to not be able to tell anymore
Ha ha ha! There is always one more mod on the to do list. Lol. The only thing I can tell you is at 145 mph she was steady. On a private road of course. 😉

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I don't notice a ride quality change, or any extra NVH. Just feels smoother, more linear, easier to get going if you will. Little extra kick in the pants at certain RPM's/gears.


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Do yourself and your wallet a favor and go with Shaftmasters. Great unit and best price around. Had mine up to 120 mph and dead smooth.
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My DSS Carbon Fiber D. S. Is great, dead smooth at 120mph. That and a Ford ProCal tune gave me 4 tenths, and quieted down the rear end whine.
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I went with Shaftmasters and had issues with vibration to the extent I think it caused rear end issues I had to replace. switched to Drive Shaft Shop from AM and been awesome. Every experience different but for my 2 cents spend the extra the first time
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My DSS Carbon Fiber D. S. Is great, dead smooth at 120mph. That and a Ford ProCal tune gave me 4 tenths, and quieted down the rear end whine.
Wow, you paid double for about 1 lb ? ($600+ vs $1,200+)

OEM 2-piece = 41 lbs
1-piece aluminum = 21 lbs - $600+
Carbon FIber = 20 lbs = $1,200+

I've got a Shaftmasters. Its quieter than the OEM 2-piece and felt nice & smooth at 150 mph. The Shaftmasters is nice b/c you don't have to change the flange, its more "plug & play" than some of the others.
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Wow, you paid double for about 1 lb ? ($600+ vs $1,200+)



OEM 2-piece = 41 lbs

1-piece aluminum = 21 lbs - $600+

Carbon FIber = 20 lbs = $1,200+



I've got a Shaftmasters. Its quieter than the OEM 2-piece and felt nice & smooth at 150 mph. The Shaftmasters is nice b/c you don't have to change the flange, its more "plug & play" than some of the others.

But he can say his shaft is carbon fiber. Girls like it when your shaft is carbon fiber




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One thing to remember when changing from a 2 piece to 1 piece driveline is to make sure your pinion angle is correct. Check the transmission tailshaft angle and the pinion angle. Without the correct pinion angle you will have a vibration and could end up tearing up the U joints or even doing damage the rearend.
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