what are the advantages of a aluminum drive shaft?

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by tvmango, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. why would you need to shorten the driveshaft for a TKO. Its the same length. The only difference with it is the output spline count, and you can buy the driveshaft with the correct spline already on.
  2. riiiight...maybe i was thinking of the 3550? one of them is longer and needs a shorter than stock shaft.
  3. Same case on the TKO as the 3550 - the TKO uses a different yoke with more splines- one from a C6 auto trans. Same driveshaft (except for the yoke), no changes to the length.
  4. Actually, an aluminum driveshaft can be shortened just fine. Mine was shortened 1" when we moved the motor back (clearance issues with 10-rib S/C pulley, Mark VIII fan, and Griffin radiator). Not flaming - just don't want to see someone avoid this route for the wrong reason.
  5. that's nutty, i've always heard that one of those was a longer tranny...hmmph