what are the advantages of a aluminum drive shaft?

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by tvmango, Dec 17, 2003.


  1. SmockDoiley

    SmockDoiley New Member

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    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.
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    85_SS_302_Coupe it sucks (I know) to be on the receiving end

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    riiiight...maybe i was thinking of the 3550? one of them is longer and needs a shorter than stock shaft.
  3. jrichker

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    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.
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    David Schwarz New Member

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    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.
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    that's nutty, i've always heard that one of those was a longer tranny...hmmph

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