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BlackedStang 03-26-2013 10:23 AM

Stock V6 Drive-shaft Weight
 
There seems to be a lot of people on this forum who believe the stock V6 2011+ drive-shaft weighs 43 pounds. So I went into my garage and dug out the crap stock unit and put it on the scale. No where near 43 pounds. In case you cannot see the image, it weighs 29 lbs.

http://i48.tinypic.com/28bs5qf.jpg

MrMike 03-26-2013 11:00 AM

People get confused with the stock GT ds which I believe is 43 pounds. Maybe someone can verify this.

alrefire 03-26-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BlackedStang (Post 1584337)
There seems to be a lot of people on this forum who believe the stock V6 2011+ drive-shaft weighs 43 pounds. So I went into my garage and dug out the crap stock unit and put it on the scale. No where near 43 pounds. In case you cannot see the image, it weighs 29 lbs.

http://i48.tinypic.com/28bs5qf.jpg

it's still 2 pieces tho, and we're going to continue to be stubborn :P

BlackedStang 03-26-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by MrMike
People get confused with the stock GT ds which I believe is 43 pounds. Maybe someone can verify this.

Yes that is true. The 5.0 driveshaft weighs 43 pounds.

David Young 03-26-2013 02:25 PM

I didn't weigh my stock or aluminum driveshaft but i would guess the aluminum one weighed around 10 pounds less.

BlackedStang 03-26-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by David Young
I didn't weigh my stock or aluminum driveshaft but i would guess the aluminum one weighed around 10 pounds less.

Yea an aftermarket aluminum DS for the V6 will save you about 8-10 pounds.

alrefire 03-26-2013 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackedStang (Post 1584881)

Yea an aftermarket aluminum DS for the V6 will save you about 8-10 pounds.

And some butthurt on the dyno

bucko 03-27-2013 05:23 AM

Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!

MrMike 03-27-2013 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by bucko (Post 1585789)
Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!

+1! Lmao.

BlackedStang 03-27-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by bucko
Maybe the loss of weight you see with the new driveshaft is related to the amount of money you paid for it; lightens the wallet!

Also gives you a nice peace of mind knowing your DS won't explode through the floorboard while I'm at the race track. Yeah, that's nice :)

Sanguin 03-27-2013 10:18 PM

I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!

MrMike 03-28-2013 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Sanguin (Post 1586962)
I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!

Yes you are correct, this was already discussed in a past thread. It will look pretty though!

bucko 03-28-2013 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Sanguin (Post 1586962)
I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!

Wow, missed that thread. I'd be a bit tiffed if I shelled out this kind of money to go racing on a track, only to have it shatter on me.

BlackedStang 03-28-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Sanguin
I think more aluminum driveshafts have been documented exploding than factory ones. Oh, the humanity!

Huh? I've never heard of an aftermarket aluminum DS exploding on the V6, maybe the GT. I don't think mine is exploding anytime soon though, haha. I have done dozen 120+ MPH runs at the track (road course).

David Young 03-28-2013 11:28 AM

I haven't seen or heard of an aluminum driveshaft breaking on our v-6's. I only try to keep track of Axle Exchange driveshafts because thats what i have :)

Sanguin 03-28-2013 12:10 PM

Shaftmasters no longer offers an aluminum driveshaft for our cars because of this issue. They still do for the V8s. Something about the length of our driveshaft in particular must be hard on them. Anyway, there's the scoop.

BlackedStang 03-28-2013 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sanguin
Shaftmasters no longer offers an aluminum driveshaft for our cars because of this issue. They still do for the V8s. Something about the length of our driveshaft in particular must be hard on them. Anyway, there's the scoop.

Good thing I got a DSS :P never heard of one of those failing

2011 Kona Blue 03-28-2013 04:56 PM

None of the one piece aluminum driveshafts from The Axle exchange have exploded. That's the brand American Muscle sells and there has never been an issue with them. I have this one from AM and would highly recommend should anyone be in the market for a one piece. Shaft masters no longer makes one for the 11 plus V6. The drive shaft shop has one as well but AM sells quality.


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