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Old 01-01-2008, 10:39 AM
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Yes, there is a "fix" - I have the Shaftmasters aluminum driveshaft. Lighter, stronger, and the car accelerates much faster. After 2005 Ford changed the clips on the stock driveshaft, but it still has some limits and I found that my 2006had a vibration that would not go away. I put the Shaftmasters onand no vibration, just smooth acceleration and smooth ride.

Definitely was worth the upgrade. Shaftmasters is a site sponsor and their website is www.shaftmasters.com
Jim... you could actually feel a performance benefit from this??? How hard was the install?
The difference is amazing - the car accelerates faster and runs smooth. I took it to the track the next weekend and the only change was the new driveshaft and set a new personal best so it confirmed for me that the car was quicker. It was so differentthat I was surprised to see that I was cruising at 85mph and didn't realize it.

I had it installed at a shop and it was so fast that I thought they must have found something wrong when they took the car off the lift - 15 minutes was all it took them. If your car is lowered and you have the Shaftmasters 4" shaft it takes a little longer because the emergency brake bracket has to be relocated. But if you are lowered and go with the new Shaftmasters 3.5" shaft then it is a quick drop the old and put the new one in replacement.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:24 PM
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The difference is amazing - the car accelerates faster and runs smooth. I took it to the track the next weekend and the only change was the new driveshaft and set a new personal best so it confirmed for me that the car was quicker. It was so differentthat I was surprised to see that I was cruising at 85mph and didn't realize it.

I had it installed at a shop and it was so fast that I thought they must have found something wrong when they took the car off the lift - 15 minutes was all it took them. If your car is lowered and you have the Shaftmasters 4" shaft it takes a little longer because the emergency brake bracket has to be relocated. But if you are lowered and go with the new Shaftmasters 3.5" shaft then it is a quick drop the old and put the new one in replacement.
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I have the 3.5 and its all Jim says it is.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:54 PM
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The difference is amazing - the car accelerates faster and runs smooth. I took it to the track the next weekend and the only change was the new driveshaft and set a new personal best so it confirmed for me that the car was quicker. It was so differentthat I was surprised to see that I was cruising at 85mph and didn't realize it.

I had it installed at a shop and it was so fast that I thought they must have found something wrong when they took the car off the lift - 15 minutes was all it took them. If your car is lowered and you have the Shaftmasters 4" shaft it takes a little longer because the emergency brake bracket has to be relocated. But if you are lowered and go with the new Shaftmasters 3.5" shaft then it is a quick drop the old and put the new one in replacement.
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I have the 3.5 and its all Jim says it is.
damnit you guys!!!......now i want one!! [8D]
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:26 PM
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You guys are making me think of stuff to put on my car that I didnt know existed!! Youre all killing my wallet!!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:40 PM
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Lower rotational mass FTW!!!

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Old 01-02-2008, 02:57 PM
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3.5 or 4" what is the benefit of the larger DS
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3.5 or 4" what is the benefit of the larger DS
maybe strength?
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:56 PM
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This car belong to a member of the Legeng Lime Registry, witch I also belong to.
There was a thread on that site a while back about the weakness of the sixer DS.
Theowner found out that analuminum or betteris a must haveabove 100mph and for any4.0 with force induced at any speed.

Mine will come off as soon as my Vortech is in sight[8D].
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3.5 or 4" what is the benefit of the larger DS
maybe strength?
As I understand it the benefit is if you are lowered the 3.5 doesn't require any other modification to your car because it will clear everything. I don't know if the 3.5 weighs significantly less, but I don't think that there is a strength difference either. Shaftmasters can tell you on the weight difference probably.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:20 PM
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There is a difference in wall thickness between the 4 and 3.5. The 3.5 is thicker and according to Shaftmasters is stronger because of it. 3.5 is rated to something like 5000 lbs of shear force and rated to 600HP. The size diff is also a cost diff. the 4 inch is $380 and 3.5 is $500+. The weight of the 3.5 is almost exactly the same as the 4 inch.

If you are N/A or even mild F/I the 4 is good unless lowered, or your name is Rygen or Buckman, then 3.5 is a for sure.
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