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Aluminum driveshaft first impression

Post by crazyassracing on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am

Hey gang, just installed my new Shaftmaster aluminum driveshaft this month. It's the 4" version. I didn't want to spend the extra cash on the 3". Anyway, I was a little surprised that it only shaved 10 pounds off the weight of my stock driveshaft. The Ford driveshaft for the 2005 V6 only weighed 29 pounds. Still, a 1/3 drop in weight wasn't too bad. And the new shaft totally eliminated the drive train shimmy I felt when decelerating from freeway speeds. Other than possibly upgrading my seats in the future I think my car mods have come to their end. My car feels very well balanced and is enjoyable to drive. All my current mods are playing well with each other.
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Re: Aluminum driveshaft first impression

Post by otoslow on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:45 pm

I like mine. I lost 6lbs and a ton of vibration gone.
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Post by Eturner on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:50 pm

I would like to get one!.. But have yet to find one for an auto!..
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Post by otoslow on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:16 am

Don't quote me on this but I do believe mine will work just take the u joint/spline off the new alum drive shaft and use your stock one from the auto trans. I think.
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Re: Aluminum driveshaft first impression

Post by crazyassracing on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:26 am

Hey Turner,
Email Dave at shaftmasters (david@shaftmasters.com). He was my contact over there. He might be able to get you a price on one. Shaftmasters is a Michigan based company.
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Male Number of posts : 134
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My Name: : Daryl
My Ride/Rides: : 2005 Mustang 4.0 5spd Manual Trans
Mods: : Trac-Lok LSD
3.73 Gears
Borla Axle-Back
Tunable Induction CAI
Demolet Performance Tune
Shaftmaster aluminum driveshaft
J&M rear tube LCAs
Eibach Rear Sway Bar
Hurst Shifter
Granatelli Shock Tower Brace
Hawk Brake Pads
KYB Shocks & Struts
255/50/17 Kumho Ecsta ASX's on 17 x 7.5 wheels (Street)
265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Sports on 18 x 9.5 wheels (Road Course)
235/60/16 Dunlop Wintersports on 16 x 7 wheels (Winter)
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Re: Aluminum driveshaft first impression

Post by Eturner on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:07 pm

crazyassracing wrote:Hey Turner,
Email Dave at shaftmasters (david@shaftmasters.com). He was my contact over there. He might be able to get you a price on one. Shaftmasters is a Michigan based company.

Thanks!.. I will do that!.. I'm looking into ways to spend some hard earned cash in about a year!... 3gears
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