so did I waste money getting a 1 piece aluminum driveshaft? I thought it was steele so I ordered an aluminum one. Oh well guess it will just be stronger then having a one piece over a two. Think I will slow down on ordering until I give the car a good once over but I know I will be ordering the Rad/HE on the first of the month. Hope all works out well
The supplemnet is wrong. The 2011 GT500 drive shaft is a two piece steel unit. I swapped mine last weekend for a one piece aluminum unit I purchased from Shelby when they had their sale on over the 4th of July. I weighed it but can't put my fingers on the exact numbers right now but I believe the original two piece unit weighed 41 or 42 pounds. The one piece is stronger!
As I said, I installed the new aluminum one piece drive shaft last Sunday. I was worried that the original one was aluminum as the supplement indicates because I bought the aluminum unit without checking. When I put it up in the air and put a magnet on it -- it was steel.
I wonder if Ford was going to install a two piece aluminum unit, but the bean counters got in the way and put a halt to it. Has anybody called SVT about it yet? It will be interesting to hear what they have to say.