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Default 2012 Mustang V6 driveshaft

So as we all know the stock driveshaft isnt very good if you plan on doing performance mods. The 1-piece aluminum driveshafts are $700+, I have found a local place that could do a one-piece steel one with HD flanges for $260-350. This is my first mustang and driveshafts are new to me so I'm just looking for some more experienced opinions.
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check on shaftmasters
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The rotational weight savings is worth the consideration for the extra dough.

Ultimately, though, if the shop will stand behind their work for a respectable time period/torque rating, it may just well be worth it to have them make it.
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You can also get your 1 pc Alum DS for about $597 (although currently it is out of stock atm..)

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its a local fleetpride in Connecticut that does alot of driveshafts for the area and a few have been newer mustangs. They will stand behind it amd it will probably be a little over kill, but after bombing one transmission in my trailblazer and snapping the outputshaft on that after it was rebuilt i like my drivetrain to stand up to the abuse. I plan on going FI after we buy a house this year so i just want to plan ahead for it.
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I was told by a track official at my track to try dennys drive shafts or something. Think its in NY? Any ideas?
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The issue with a steel single piece shaft is that it will reach its critical speed at too low of an rpm due to the length.

I don't have the driveshaft calculator website handy on this laptop but I think you will be looking at a critical speed on that kind of shaft of way less than 6000 rpm.
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You know, my uncle has been looking at possibly buying a new Mustang, and when I told him about our 115 speed limit, he had a really puzzled look on his face. I of course proceeded to explain to him about our **** driveshaft, and the price of a new one.

He said the same thing, a local shop could make one for under $300. This definitely has me thinking. And I know he knows his **** because he's been drag racing and building cars for years.
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The issue with a steel single piece shaft is that it will reach its critical speed at too low of an rpm due to the length.

I don't have the driveshaft calculator website handy on this laptop but I think you will be looking at a critical speed on that kind of shaft of way less than 6000 rpm.
It's all in the flanges, not the tubing material, though, isn't it? Thought we had this discussion, in great detail.
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Break down and spend the the money. You'll thank me later.
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Here's my question on this whole subject. Both the V8 and V6 have the same core drivetrain. Trans/rearend, but gearing differ in both trans and rear. My question is will a V8 driveshaft fit a V6 with the same trans? Or do the back of the motors meet at the firewall different? Meaning spacing, is it different? Then by moving the drivetrain forward or backward?
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just be safe and get a Axle exchange or shaft masters....
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Here's my question on this whole subject. Both the V8 and V6 have the same core drivetrain. <acronym title="transmission">Trans</acronym>/rearend, but gearing differ in both <acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym> and rear. My question is will a V8 driveshaft fit a V6 with the same <acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym>? Or do the back of the motors meet at the firewall different? Meaning spacing, is it different? Then by moving the drivetrain forward or backward?
GT shaft is shorter, engine and trans sits back further than the V6.

Plus the GT shaft is a two shaft system with a carrier bearing in the middle.

You could make it work but would take some doing.
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Yeah shaftmasters is only $297 more than the $300ish one. Plus its tested and used by lots of people. AE onr even takes the abuse of over 400hp at 160mph dynos. I would rather be safe than sorry

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I wouldn't put a v8 ds on my car. I just wanted to know how different it was.
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