Driveshaft

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by cobra5095, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. cobra5095

    cobra5095 New Member

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    Had a guy tell me that when I switch out my gears I should also get the frpp aluminum driveshaft.......is it really going to benefit me to do so, or not really at this point?
     
  2. scarface

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    do it if you have extra money to blow...if not dont. I dont run one yet.
     
  3. 95KBGT

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    after all my reading about this, all i know is that they make your rev quicker. if you have the extra moola go for it. do a search this topic has been discussed here recently :drunk:
     
  4. Stopsign32v

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    Simply put......................NO


    You will see 0 gains from an aluminum driveshaft. Will it help the car? yes. Will you see it on the dyno? No. Will you see the difference at the track? No. Will you feel the difference? No.

    If you want to free up some weight get an aluminum flywheel. I felt a big difference when I got mine. However it made my 3.73 gears feel more like 3.90 gears because it made the motor rev so much faster. So keep that in mind.
     
  5. 95KBGT

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    where did you get yours? i know for every 1lbs of rotating mass-70lbs stationary.
     
  6. Stopsign32v

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    Mine is a Spec...I got it from the Spec booth at FFW. It was definately alot less weight than stock. The stock one is a BEAST!
     
  7. 95KBGT

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    cool maybe i will blow some money on one
     
  8. Stopsign32v

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    The car definately revs faster.
     
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    But on the driveshaft topic...that would definately be my last "I have nothing else to buy" mod.
     
  10. 2slo95fiveoh

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    It is not necessary when you switch gears, however i disagree with Stopsign32V, i had my t-5 replaced with a TKO, and with it an aluminum ds, i noticed a little less driveline vibration, nothing too big, but enough to notice it.
     
  11. Stopsign32v

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    I was talking about difference in power not vibration.
     
  12. 19mustang95

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    of course you wont see more power, but it is a wight savings mod, plus when you get one, you can take off the dogbone on the rear end and save even more weight....i bought one, but the guy's garage got robbed and it was stolen, so im waiting to get my moneey back.
     
  13. 95KBGT

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    uh..is it just me or does it sound like your getting jipped
     
  14. 95CALI-5.0

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    i wouldnt bother with the ds yet. i would, as mentioned above, change out the flywheel. your car will rev up faster. I too have the spec aluminum flywheel.
     
  15. 95KBGT

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    i got the billet steel so i gont have to worry about the aluminum warping
     
  16. 94venom

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    I have the aluminum one in mine. I was getting a lot of bad virbration with the factory one. I got a FMS one off of ebay for $130