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08-25-2010, 02:15 PM #1
2011 Mustang Aluminum 1-pc. Driveshaft
We now have a 1-piece 6061 T-6 Aluminum design driveshaft for 2011 Mustangs. The stock driveshaft weighed in at 40 lbs. and our 1 pc. aluminum was only 20 lbs!
Here are a few photos
Stock 2-piece next to aluminum 1-piece
08-25-2010, 02:57 PM #2
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08-25-2010, 03:26 PM #4
What will this do for the car?(\__/) put this bunny in your sig so he can acheive
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08-25-2010, 04:14 PM #8
Great work guys ;)
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08-25-2010, 09:10 PM #10
'11 Race Red Mustang V6 Coupe 3.7, M6, 3.73 gears, JLT CAI, BBK TB, Lund tune, BBK LT's & O/R X-pipe, Flowmaster 'Force II' axleback, Shaftmasters aluminum driveshaft, UPR UCA & LCA's, Strange 10-way rear shocks, 305 RWHP & 280 RWTQ, 12.60 @ 108.4 MPH (1st NA 3.7 V6 in the 12's!!)
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'13 Deep Impact Blue Ford Edge SEL 2.0 Ecoboost, A6, FWD
08-25-2010, 09:34 PM #11
What brand?2014 GT500
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08-25-2010, 10:22 PM #13
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Is there any issues with added driveline noise or vibration? I know when I added a 1 piece DS to my GTO it caused some lurching when letting off the gas. It was due to taking all the slop out of the driveline.
08-25-2010, 10:58 PM #14You don't gain any RWHP, but you are decreasing the rotational mass that your motor and trans have to turn.
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08-30-2010, 07:01 AM #192004 SVT Cobra- Sold
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08-30-2010, 07:59 AM #20
In all fairness he did originally post on Friday, not this a.m.
I'm sure Rick has other things to do at work than spend his day on the message boards. Give a couple days during the week and I'm sure he will provide an answer to your legitimate question.
08-30-2010, 09:45 AM #21
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08-30-2010, 10:16 AM #22
It will vary between cars since the difference is driven by power level.
Any reduction in rotating mass will free up RWHP by, as you stated, decreasing drive train loss.
This has been proven over and over on hundreds of dyno tests that involved the simple change of rear wheel and tire combos but no other changes.
No bashing, I just thought I would add that in because a 20 pound reduction in rotating mass is VERY significant, even though the diameter is somewhat small.Jimmy
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08-30-2010, 12:25 PM #23
wow thats alot of cash...lol.. but ill have to have one97 cobra, 88mm turbo, build in progress
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08-30-2010, 08:29 PM #24
I have been a firm believer in aluminum driveshafts since I installed one in my first 5.0 Foxbody.
My uncle and I did an informal before and after drag session with our two cars. Before the driveshaft he outran me 1 1/2 car lengths. After the install we ran dead even.
He was so impressed he ordered one for his car. We installed it and ran the cars again and he was 1 1/2 cars lengths ahead again!!
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08-30-2010, 10:23 PM #25
I don't understand why the stock one is a 2 piece unit.. I would think there has to be a reason why Ford made it that way. After all, a 1 piece unit would be much cheaper to manufacture. Any thoughts?