aerostar aluminum driveshaft swap!

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by fastford91, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. iwashmycar

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    yes...its the proper length
     
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  2. 5.0Droptop

    5.0Droptop ...all those nights we shared, and you're a dude??

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    my 2000 ext cab v6 5 speed ranger had an alum ds. I wonder if its been checked for fitment.
     
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    Just an FYI. There is a tool available for U joint replacement. It's $30 at Harbor Freight tools. It's worth every penny and can save a lot of aggravation. I've seen people break new U joints, yolks, driveshafts and loose bearings while pounding on U joints.

    Do yourself a favor and buy the tool. It'll keep you from looking like a monkey pounding on a precision tooled part with a sledge hammer.:nono:

    It's also a lot faster than beating the joints in and out.
     
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  4. NoSloCoupes

    NoSloCoupes "I would do anything for a FREE muffler"
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    I've always used a vice and a couple sockets(one to push the bearing cup out, and another larger to catch it on the other side)to pop them in and out....
     
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    not to get off topic... but what makes you think they switched to aluminum because it has less vibration? why would aluminum vibrate less that steel?... i mean we straiten and balance them all before we are done building them..what the diffrence in material? a serious question i jsut really wasnt sure..:shrug:
     
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    I also want to add that the napa part #1-0134BF is for the heavy duty u-joint
    They don't have a greese fitting. the BF in the part number means Brute Force. If you want a u-joint with a greese fitting you could order a 1-0134 U-joint
     
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    So stock mustang 5.0 u joints dont work for this swap?
     
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