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Why do Driveshaft Companies make adaptors to install their one piece driveshafts in 2015 thru 2017 mustangs?I was told that ShaftMasters is a direct bolt on without adapters for the install.





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Why do Driveshaft Companies make adaptors to install their one piece driveshafts in 2015 thru 2017 mustangs?I was told that ShaftMasters is a direct bolt on without adapters for the install.
I have the Shaftmasters 3.50" 2015/17 M/T driveshaft and I will confirm the Shaftmasters uses NO additional bolt on adapters. My decision to use Shaftmasters was based on their less is more design. This driveshaft delivers and transformed the Mustangs human / machine experience.
 
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I have the Shaftmasters 3.50" 2015/17 M/T driveshaft and I will confirm the Shaftmasters uses NO additional bolt on adapters. My decision to use Shaftmasters was based on their less is more design. This driveshaft delivers and transformed the Mustangs human / machine experience.
Thanks for posting and that confirms what I was told.
 

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I have the Shaftmasters 3.50" 2015/17 M/T driveshaft and I will confirm the Shaftmasters uses NO additional bolt on adapters. My decision to use Shaftmasters was based on their less is more design. This driveshaft delivers and transformed the Mustangs human / machine experience.
I ordered a Shaftmasters for my '18. Showed up this week and installing it next week. Good to hear it was positive for you.
 

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Nice was leaning more towards QA1 CF DS myself but cannot speak on the adapter scenario off hand.
 

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I have the Shaftmasters in my ‘18 too and it was a direct bolt in and WITHOUT adapters unlike the DSS and Gforce ones that I had. I too couldn’t understand why the use of adapters period. Makes no sense to me.
 

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As others said, I believe Shaftmasters is the only one that doesnt use any adapters. I'm happy with mine.

I'm guessing some companies use adapters so they can make the same driveshaft design work with several different cars with adapters, rather than having to mold a piece specifically for each car?
 

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For the simplicity and price point Shaftmasters is a WIN, WIN.........
Interesting I hadn't really looked at Shaftmasters before. So even though its aluminum the vibration and nvh in general is actually still low? One of the main reasons I was looking at CF was for the nvh. That and weight but they claim these are only 21.5 lbs so very comparable. Are these really as quiet as advertised?
 

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Interesting I hadn't really looked at Shaftmasters before. So even though its aluminum the vibration and nvh in general is actually still low? One of the main reasons I was looking at CF was for the nvh. That and weight but they claim these are only 21.5 lbs so very comparable. Are these really as quiet as advertised?
I noticed zero increase in NVH combined with Steeda's trans bushing and shifter mount. I will say the rear cradle lockout added NVH but honestly its a domestic muscle car and as delivered from Ford the S550 GTPP performs like a wet noodle in my opinion.
 

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I noticed zero increase in NVH combined with Steeda's trans bushing and shifter mount. I will say the rear cradle lockout added NVH but honestly its a domestic muscle car and as delivered from Ford the S550 GTPP performs like a wet noodle in my opinion.
I added the BMR CB005 cradle lockout and NVH was barely noticeable so if this DS is less than that it may be a real option.
 

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As others said, I believe Shaftmasters is the only one that doesnt use any adapters. I'm happy with mine.

I'm guessing some companies use adapters so they can make the same driveshaft design work with several different cars with adapters, rather than having to mold a piece specifically for each car?
QA1 cf here. No adapter
 

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No adapter w/QA1 CF and no NVH
Curious is this on a daily? Just ask as I have seen some express concerns with CF on street driving with variables not found on the strip like rock, debris etc. This was the one I was looking at before this Shaftmasters conversation got my attention.
 

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Curious is this on a daily? Just ask as I have seen some express concerns with CF on street driving with variables not found on the strip like rock, debris etc. This was the one I was looking at before this Shaftmasters conversation got my attention.
Not my daily, but I drive it on the street quite a bit. Personally, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. CF is hard shit
 

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