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I am looking into buying a carbon fiber driveshaft This week and am wondering which one to buy? Will the Shelby one fit? Which is lighter and/or cheaper? Thanks guys
Shelby DS will not fit. Why CF DS? Just get aluminum. They're still good for 900 hp and only about 2-4 lbs heavier, which isn't enough to justify the money IMO.
 

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I am looking into buying a carbon fiber driveshaft This week and am wondering which one to buy? Will the Shelby one fit? Which is lighter and/or cheaper? Thanks guys
Ds is a great upgrade but there are soooo many more mods to be done first and that will make a bigger difference. But that is just my opinion, i will not get a ds till i get a blower.

Aluminum should be just as good as CF and alot less $$$.
 

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Ds is a great upgrade but there are soooo many more mods to be done first and that will make a bigger difference. But that is just my opinion, i will not get a ds till i get a blower.

Aluminum should be just as good as CF and alot less $$$.
Meh, I disagree, I believe there is a lot to be had from aluminum DS. Less parasitic drivetrain loss, vehicle will run more efficiently and there will be less stress on the entire power train due to less mass being rotated, not to mention it frees up rwhp.

Now the order in which you buy it is completely up to you
 

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Meh, I disagree, I believe there is a lot to be had from aluminum DS. Less parasitic drivetrain loss, vehicle will run more efficiently and there will be less stress on the entire power train due to less mass being rotated, not to mention it frees up rwhp.

Now the order in which you buy it is completely up to you
I never said that it was a bad buy or a waste of money, all i said the order which he is doing it is unusual but like you said it is completely up to the owner.
 

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I never said that it was a bad buy or a waste of money, all i said the order which he is doing it is unusual but like you said it is completely up to the owner.
What order is he buying mods? I don't know what other mods he has. Honestly if you want more power and better economy, this is probably one of the best ways to go, doesn't even require a tune.
 

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He just got it a week or so ago i believe. How much is the mpg difference with the ds??
Little to none.


While an aluminum drive shaft is a good upgrade there are many other things I'd do first. The OP needs to give us a lot more info like if he has an auto or manual, what he's already done, and what is the cars primary goal?
 

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Ok, right now I have an mgw shifter, axlebacks and boss side exhaust. I will not do anything that will void the warranty. Ultimately, I am installing the roush blower with a complete suspension setup. It's a manual track pack gt. I was thinking carbon fiber because I heard that they were lighter and don't cause as much noise. Price isn't a big deal as long as the CF is not more than 450 over the aluminum.
 

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Ok, right now I have an mgw shifter, axlebacks and boss side exhaust. I will not do anything that will void the warranty. Ultimately, I am installing the roush blower with a complete suspension setup. It's a manual track pack gt. I was thinking carbon fiber because I heard that they were lighter and don't cause as much noise. Price isn't a big deal as long as the CF is not more than 450 over the aluminum.
I am pretty sure a DS would void your warranty even tho it is lighter or whatever. Because you are messing directly with the drivetrain.
 
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