What is the general consensus on an aluminum driveshaft?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by sanchezcruz_20, May 26, 2007.

  1. sanchezcruz_20

    sanchezcruz_20 Member

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    Fellow forum members... I'm looking to squeeze every bit of power out of my 98.

    How does everyone feel about aluminum driveshafts? Pros/Cons? Which brand/manufacturer should I go with? How difficult is the intall? Is it even a worthwhile investment?

    I have a bunch of parts on my livingroom floor which I should be getting installed all at once very soon, probably within the next week or so. I'm just contemplating the aluminum driveshaft so that I won't have to make a separate appointment with my installer/tuner in the future. Might as well get it all done at once.

    I'm very excited about the upcoming install, should be a big change in performance, especially with the PI cam/intake swap and of course the dynotune. I'm hoping to be somewhere in the vicinity of 240rwhpish.
     
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    SonicStang Active Member

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    I have the FRPP one, it is really lightweight and well balanced. Recommendable.
     
  3. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

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    if you can get one under $150 and have nothing better to spend the money on, get one....i bought one for $125 a few months ago, but the buyer flaked on me. :nonono:
     
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    Yeah Ford raised the prices on them... whoever knows why.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    The cost of aluminum has gone up alot.
     
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    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    They're good :thumb:
     
  7. sanchezcruz_20

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    Looks like I'll be investing in one in the near future. I'll probably go with a FRPP one from jegs.com. I live beside their warehous so I can just pick it up, no s/h charge :dancing6:
     
  8. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I concur.
     
  9. sanchezcruz_20

    sanchezcruz_20 Member

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    Is the driveshaft a direct bolt-on application?
     
  10. scarface

    scarface Guest

    yes, if you order the correct one.
     
  11. Hybridbird

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    If you have a good DS shop you can get one like I did.Get one out of a CVPI for 15 bux get it cut and balanced for 60 bux and new U joints for 40 and there you go, factory Ford DS for 115 including tax. :banana: :dancing6:More $$ left over for :drunk:.
     
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    If you have the money for one do it. Very easy mod. I have the frpp and it is very light weight. I got mine b/c I had the mod bug and was outta mods I could do without a retune lol. Next on the list is sub frames and upper and lowers.
     
  13. 1996mustangGT

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    i believe it helps you rev quicker...
    at any rate its less rotating mass