Finally got my Aluminum Driveshaft , it's on but I have a question !

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  1. mpcv2000

    mpcv2000 Active Member

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    I ordered it in April and I got it today.

    The speedshop told me that they were B/O from Ford cause they had some issues with the previous batch.. :shrug:

    Anyway I was just wondering how much stronger they are compare to the stock one ?

    Is there any rating ?

    Not that I'm affraid to break it but I'm just curious and I'm sure some other Stangners would like to know too.. :nice:



    Install was pretty simple all I needed was 2 ramps a 12mm wrench and some locktite ,if you're using a wrench (close end ) a floor jack will be handy cause you may have to lift the rear end to spin the driveshaft to have access to the bolts on the top , I did not have a 12mm 12 point socket so the wrench was my only option but it worked out very good .

    1st I backed my car up on the ramps.


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    I took the time to weight them in case if some of you are wondering what is the difference between the two.


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    The aluminum Driveshaft weights 14.30 LBS.


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    Man the stock one is ugly... :nonono:


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    The stock one weights 20.60 LBS so there is not much difference....


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    The aluminum Driveshaft is bigger than the stock one and there is more meat where the "T" is.


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    I know we don't look under the car everyday but the stock one is very ugly rusty looking...


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    It was tough to fit the front part in the tranny cause my car is pretty low and it was tough to have access from the side..


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    Locktite is a very cheap insurance so make sure you have some.


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    That's it I'm done , I haven't look how long it took but I guess around 45 minutes to a hour..

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    Next time I go under my car I'll double check the 4 bolts just to make sure they are still torque right. :)
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    poutine is good but sometimes I like just gravey!


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    Good post, thanks for the extra effort on sharing the info. :nice:
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    Damien you make me laugh... :nice:
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    I think it's kind of cool when you do a search and you find a post like that , sometime it can help you take a descision on a particular product :shrug:

    I do a lot of search before posting ( or buying ) stuff but sometime we can't find the answer we're looking for... :nice:

    6.3LBS is not much but if it's less weight , stronger and better balanced , I think it's a good modification :)
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    When I swaped my gear from 3.27 to 3.73 I remove the ( called ) Dog Bone under the differential cause most people said that after a gear swap you don't need it anymore but because the drive shaft is spinning faster I was getting vibration ( high speed only ) and this can be worst with people with 4.10 or 4.30 so the aluminum drive shaft hopefully will take care of this too.

    Here's the heavy dog bone :

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    This chunk of metal weights 8.50 LBS .


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    I agree these are the posts that the threads are for. Great info and pictures. I was totally misinformed as to the weight I read almost double those #'s. I cannot even get the bolts out.......the one time I tried I am sure I will succeed but it is going to give me trouble I just know. The few places I looked I could get no 12 point sockets....have not tried to hard but at least two large stores had none.
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    Do like I did , I took a 12mm Wrench , close on one end and open to the other one , so I put the close end on the bolt and took a 17mm wrench and put it at the end of the 12mm's one to double the levereage force and all bolts were pretty easy to remove :nice:
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    6 lbs rotating that fast is a pretty huge difference, especially since its nearly half the total weight of the aluminum piece
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    do you sell coke??? that weigh tray looks like something out of Blow LOl.
    Good write up though. Stangnet needs to get some articles about how to do different installs. Yours was good :nice:
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    I work for a distributor and we ship hundreds of parts everyday and we have all kind of different scales on site.

    No one is using this one so I borrowed it for unlimited time.. :nice:
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    i was just messing around :) do you distribute Stang parts???? :shrug:
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    whats the purpose of that dogbone anyways?
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    nice write up.
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    Don't be fooled by the 6.3 weight reduction. We are talking about rotating mass, which is much greater than just dead weight. This can be a worthwhile mod for more than one reason.
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    If I'm not mistaking , suspended weight under the differential will absorbe gear's whine , not all Mustangs have a whining sound from the read end so Ford to minimize customer complains ( Claims ), got this weight there .

    Don't flame me if I'm wrong , I read that somewhere a while back and it's the only think that made sense to me :shrug:
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    No we sell parts and accessories for motorcycles , ATVs , Snowmobiles , Harleys & Boats to Dealers .

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    Nice write-up Martin, looks like a real good upgrade.
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    Nice write up, the only thing missing was that when you install the driveshaft, you should make sure you line up the yellow dots on the driveshaft and the rear end.

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