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It's lighter and assuming it's a good quality piece, much stronger.

That being said the difference is not worth 10x or 20x the price of the aluminum.
Much stronger? Both are rated to 900hp at the DSS web site... How do you quantify 'much stronger'?

And this from the CF specs;

"Carbon shaft will be about 1-2lbs lighter than the Aluminum shafts but are much more torsional and will reduce noise in the cabin."

Much more torsional? Means what exactly?

5-10% lighter than the smaller ~21 lb weight of the AL shaft vs 42 of the OEM piece which nets you a 50% savings, is the very definition of negligible vs significant.

$799 vs $1249

Some folks can afford it, most can't or won't spend the extra on the CF shaft, but I can appreciate the fact that DSS offers both. I wonder what the ratio is for their sales? 20:1 ? 25:1? More?

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My dss shaft has been in since October or so. It helps with the clunking my M6 had. I still have some noise but it helps. It also helps the performance. Throttle response 2 me is noticeably better. It will break them loose in 3rd gear easier now.
I would do it again and spend the money. Unless Ford would install a 1-piece for me.

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The clunking is caused by the crappy foam shifter bracket that Ford uses. Go to American Muscle and spend $57.00 and get a solid SR Bracket.

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Most clunking issued are directly tied to the two piece DS and the slop in it. A one piece will get rid of it.

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Alot of the clunk is from the mt82 itself, and the only way to get rid of it is.....tranny swap. That being said, the 1-piece is a nice mod that doesnt/shouldnt void your warranty. However, I wouldnt do it on a lowered car, unless i was ready to invest in the rest of the suspension and to deal with the added NVH that goes along with the suspension upgrades. Mostly an adjustable UCA to correct pinion angle will add some NVH, and DSS advises customers with "issues" to set their pinion angle to 0. Also, if your pushing over 600 rwhp than a 1-piece and safety loop is mandatory.
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Well, my DSS d/s is in, I don't feel anything up to about 100, and only minor something then. Had it up to 110 with no issues.
I didn't cruise at those speeds since it was just a quick spurt there, relax a bit, then quickly back down to sane speeds


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Spurt up to 100 where...? :?:
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Spurt up to 100 where...? :?:
1. On the dyno

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2. Teleported myself to Mexico

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Well, my DSS d/s is in, I don't feel anything up to about 100, and only minor something then. Had it up to 110 with no issues.
I didn't cruise at those speeds since it was just a quick spurt there, relax a bit, then quickly back down to sane speeds
Lowered? .
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I never have noticed this clunk that everyone talks about maybe I'm lucky? Though with my roush exhuast you don't Here much than rommmpppp rompp vrommm

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Lowered? .
Not yet. Well, I do have the "55D" rear springs in, they're supposed to lower the back a half inch


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