1979-04 Ford Mustang Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft 31 Spline by Ford Racing

Mustang Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft 31 Spline (79-04)


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Mustang Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft 31 Spline (79-04)
  • Ford Racing Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft 31 Spline (79-04) M-4602-J
  • Ford Racing Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft 31 Spline (79-04) M-4602-J

This Ford Racing 1979-2004 Mustang aluminum driveshaft reduced weight & adds performance to your Mustang!

Item #M4602J

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Benefits

  • Improves Acceleration
  • Reduces Unsprung Weight
  • Reduces Driveline Vibrations
  • Smoother Ride

Features

  • 31 Spline Yoke
  • High Strength
  • 6061-RT62 Aluminum Construction

What's in the Box

  • (1) Aluminum Driveshaft Assembled w/ U-Joints, Slip Yoke & Rear Flange

Made in the USA

Product Description

Improve Acceleration and Reduce Vibration
Improve the Acceleration of your Mustang by replacing the heavy steel driveshaft with a light-weight aluminum driveshaft from Ford Racing Performance Parts. The reduced unsprung and rotational mass takes less power to turn meaning more power makes it to the wheels. The FRPP driveshaft is also high speed balanced and fitted with heavy duty u-joints so many driveline vibrations are reduced or eliminated after installation.

Increased Power Handling
The FRPP Ford Racing Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft is constructed from high strength, 3.5" diameter 0.114" wall thickness 6061-RT62 aluminum seamless drawn tube. Then it is fitted with heavy duty 1330 u-joints and Mustang correct transmission yoke and axle flange. This allows for much greater power handling over the stock steel driveshaft.

Tech Specs
The M-4602-J Driveshaft measures 45.5" long, center of u-joint to center of u-joint. The transmission yoke is a 31 spline and the rear axle flange will bolt right to the factory installed 8.8" rear end in one of the below Mustang's.

Additional Installation Note
Clearance between the mufflers/exhaust and driveshaft need to be verified regardless of ride height and it needs to be checked with the suspension compressed (car at ride height).

1993-2004 do sometimes have interference issues between the driveshaft and the front parking brake cable bracket that is spot welded to the underside of the transmission tunnel. Sometimes the spot-welds break and the bracket will make contact with the driveshaft. Lowered ride height will make this issue worse. The bracket can be trimmed slightly for more clearance. If the spot-welds have broken, they MUST be repaired to rectify the situation.

This Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft Fits:

  • 79-95 Mustang 5.0L/5.8L with Manual Transmission (Tremec TKO/TKO 500/TKO 600 - Must use driveshaft spacer on 94-95)

  • 96-98 Mustang Cobra 4.6L 4V with Manual Transmission (T45)

  • 96-04 Mustang GT/Bullitt 4.6L 2V with Manual Transmission (T45/TR3650)

  • 03-04 Mustang Mach 1 4.6L 4V with Manual Transmission (TR3650)


Note
Will NOT fit 1999-2004 Cobra with IRS

Will NOT fit OE T56 or T56 Magnum transmissions

Definitely will not fit 03-04 Cobra. Some 99/01 Cobra owners have reported the M-4602-J Driveshaft will fit unmodified while most report that the M-4602-J needs to be shortened 1" to fit the 99/01 Cobra

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    Product Reviews (16)


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    5 Stars   Significantly Reduced Drivetrain Vibrations and Improved Acceleration
    By on 10/29/2014
    Image uploaded by Heming F. I bought this Ford Racing aluminum drive shaft to replace the worn-out factory steel drive shaft on my 2003 Ford Mustang GT convertible. The old steel drive shaft wobbled and made a lot of droning noises while driving at highway speeds. After I upgraded to this aluminum drive shaft, those nasty drivetrain noises were all gone. The new aluminum drive shaft weighed in at 14lb and 7oz. The old steel drive shaft weighed in at 20lb and 6 oz. So there is a about a 6lb weight saving which did resulted my car accelerating faster from a standing start. The drive shaft was very easy to install. You will only need to remove four bolts at the back to slide out the old one. After that, you simply slide in your new one and secure it with four bolts. I do recommend you to get a new tailshaft seal and four new bolts because it will guarantee your drive shaft to last longer.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Good product
    By on 6/27/2014
    Just got it delivered today and installed it right away to finish up my Tremec TKO 500 install in my 86GT.. the vibrations I had before were instantly gone and I can definatly feel the difference from stock, totally worth the $$$.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   No more vibrations
    By on 10/7/2014
    We put new universals in the old driveshaft and it seemed to get worse. So we figured why not.... Let's try out the aluminum driveshaft. Everyone is doing it, why not us.
    It was the best and easiest thing to do. Make sure to get the new nuts too. The old ones just didn't work. We tried but I had also ordered new ones at the same time I ordered the shaft. We also ordered the Trans seal which was also extremely easy to replace. My 2002gt is now smooth as....well it's smooth.


    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    4 Stars   Nice part, grear quality, a little expensive
    By on 5/13/2015
    Image uploaded by Jesse B. It's a great part, well made, and looks great. My biggest issue is the price; I remember several years back these driveshafts were $199. Now they are near $300. Kinda sucks.

    Other than that it's a great product.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Out with the old In with the new.
    By on 7/7/2014
    Image uploaded by John R. Upgraded from stock drive shaft. Much lighter and beefier than stock. Still in my tranny and motor break in period, but so far very happy with fit and performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Never expected the results achieved.
    By on 11/25/2014
    I have been reluctant to purchase, been kicking myself for waiting. Can't believe the performance. I had clutch chatter before and now that is gone.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Aluminum Driveshaft
    By on 1/25/2015
    Image uploaded by Jesse W. Easy installation and great fit with Tremec TKO 31 spline in 93 Fox! Vastly improved vibrations at highway speeds compared to the stock driveshaft!

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Great Product
    By on 8/25/2014
    Image uploaded by Denis C. Great Product, very nice fit and easy installation. Would recommend getting new bolts as the old ones might get a little damaged taking them out.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   fits great
    By on 6/5/2014
    fast shipping. nice piece, half the weight of stock. installed on my 96 mystic cobra. you can feel the difference.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   2003 GT
    By on 5/13/2014
    Third Ford Racing Driveshaft I have purchased. Lightweight and quality product that fits like factory.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   awesome !
    By on 5/15/2015
    Feels 110% better getting of the line , no issues putting power down !

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Works Great
    By on 4/9/2015
    Perfect fit and an easy install. A nice addition to the car.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Perfect
    By on 2/23/2014
    Put it in today. Exactly as promised. Perfect fit.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Alum Driveshaft
    By on 3/10/2014
    Slid right into place. Fits like factory.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Works great
    By on 4/18/2014
    Just got it put it on the same day wow

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   just what was needed
    By on 8/20/2014
    perfect fit

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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