One Piece After Market Driveshaft

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  1. ahl395

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    Good to know, that's a pretty nice improvement still!

    Snapped a pic of mine while I was under the car today. Looked pretty and the label was lined up perfect lol

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    Did you by chance weight the oem drive shaft?
     
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    My QA1 CF DS finally came in last night. Will try to get to the install tomorrow and compare weights.
     
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    Got mine in this week on Tuesday too. Weighed it on the scale with adapter and it came out to 20.5lbs
     
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    Nice did you compare to stock as well?
     
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    Haven’t installed yet. Most probably over the weekend. Not sure if to put the car on ramps and jack stands or get it on a lift for install.
     
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    No because I actually removed the factory shaft earlier last year to install the aluminum and at the time I didn’t really care what it weighed.
     
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    Are these Shaftmasters alum driveshafts the same diameter as OEM, or bigger? In case I ever buy one, I'd like to be able to still use my Blowfish bracket (It doubles as a driveshaft safety loop).
     
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    Scroll to 3:54 "they all fit"

    Hope that is true. I run the BMR DS safety loop and it's tight to say the least even with shims.
     
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    Did you receive and install that Shaftmasters unit yet? I'm curious as I only see a 2018 version on their website and my understanding is that Ford changed the Mustang driveshaft flanges from 2018 to 2019.

    QA1 doesn't have a 2019 CF shaft available yet.
     
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    No, I've been so busy with work that I haven't had a chance to. Hopefully this isn't the case, but I did let them know I had a 2019 when I ordered it.
    I was understanding that the flange had changed on the A10 cars.
    That and other driveshaft companies offer shafts for the 18+ MT82.
    Ford also has the same driveshaft PN for 18 & 19.
     
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    Got the QA1 CF DS along with the DSS half shafts on today. Stock DS was about 29lbs. QA1 21.4.

    I can tell you despite the added weight of the beefed up axles installed and the OEM DS and axles in the trunk the car is more responsive and just revs faster. Looking forward to taking it for a real drive after rush hour dies down now that all the extra weight had been unloaded.
     
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    How was the install on the DS? Simple enough to do on jack stands?
     
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    If it weren't for the axles, jack stands would have sufficed. If you can do a cat back on stands then you can to the ds.
     
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    That’s one of the best gains I experienced. The Coyote 5.0 redlines in an instant. It truly transforms the drivability. The shifts hit hard, fast and controlled.
     
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