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    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



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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisheltra View Post
    $$$$?
    $799.99

    It can be found here

    This is for the auto trans only. Manual trans version coming soon!

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    What will this do for the car?
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    What will this do for the car?
    Make it slightly faster and more efficient.
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    What kinda rwhp will we see since this will result in a decrease in drivetrain loss.

    Also, any changes in NVH?


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    IMHO Id rather see something like this for that price.

    This is for a Lightning.
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    Sweet!
    Great work guys ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisheltra View Post
    IMHO Id rather see something like this for that price.

    This is for a Lightning.
    ACPT Carbon Fiber Driveshaft Ford Lightning 1998
    remember though, that drive shaft uses traditional u-joins, and does not need a slip shaft like the newer mustang driveshafts do, that adds a whole different level of complexity and cost due to these factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@Livernois View Post
    $799.99

    It can be found here

    This is for the auto trans only. Manual trans version coming soon!

    -Rick
    What time frame on the manual trans driveshaft and will the price also be $799? I have always ran aluminum driveshafts in my Mustangs and been very happy with the perfomance benefits that come with them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erick View Post
    What kinda rwhp will we see since this will result in a decrease in drivetrain loss.

    Also, any changes in NVH?
    You don't gain any RWHP, but you are decreasing the rotational mass that your motor and trans have to turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy@Livernois View Post
    remember though, that drive shaft uses traditional u-joins, and does not need a slip shaft like the newer mustang driveshafts do, that adds a whole different level of complexity and cost due to these factors.
    Was unaware of that. Theres a lot for me to learn about mustangs still.

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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.

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    You don't gain any RWHP, but you are decreasing the rotational mass that your motor and trans have to turn.
    If the rotational mass is decreased this would therefore mean less power is lost though the drivetrain, hence an increase in rwhp. I would assume the gain is minimal though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28th1s View Post
    What time frame on the manual trans driveshaft and will the price also be $799? I have always ran aluminum driveshafts in my Mustangs and been very happy with the perfomance benefits that come with them!

    You don't gain any RWHP, but you are decreasing the rotational mass that your motor and trans have to turn.
    Should have the manual trans version in a week or so and price will be the same.


    Quote Originally Posted by MustangMan1967 View Post
    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.
    I drove it to the track last night and made 9 passes and didn't notice any noises or vibrations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@Livernois View Post
    Should have the manual trans version in a week or so and price will be the same.


    I drove it to the track last night and made 9 passes and didn't notice any noises or vibrations.

    -Rick
    Thanks Rick!!

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    whats the max HP rating these unit will hold?

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    i guess my question is irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingnut View Post
    i guess my question is irrelevant.
    Keep in mind you only gave them an hour to respond... at 1am!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erick View Post
    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.
    Sorry for the late reply. I was out of the office part of the day Friday and was out of town with no internet this weekend.

    It is rated to 900 hp, however we have similar shafts in cars that make 900-1000 RWHP with no issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erick View Post
    What kinda rwhp will we see since this will result in a decrease in drivetrain loss.

    Also, any changes in NVH?
    Quote Originally Posted by z28th1s View Post
    You don't gain any RWHP, but you are decreasing the rotational mass that your motor and trans have to turn.
    I'm sure you meant well with this post, however stating there will be no gain in RWHP is patently false. There will be no gain in flywheel HP but there will be a gain in RWHP.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmysidecarr View Post
    I'm sure you meant well with this post, however stating there will be no gain in RWHP is patently false. There will be no gain in flywheel HP but there will be a gain in RWHP.

    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.
    My bad then . I had always heard that it doesn't add to the rwhp but just makes it easier for the car to turn it! What you said makes sense though!

    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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    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?

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