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Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft Review

Posted 9/19/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Improve acceleration and reduce unsprung weight in your 79-04 Mustang with a Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft! Watch this informative review video to see which one is best for your Stang.

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Thinking about adding an aluminum driveshaft to your 1979-2004 Mustang? Look no further than the high quality Ford Racing aluminum driveshafts. The FRPP driveshafts are 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. Best of all they can improve your acceleration by replacing that ridiculously heavy factory steel shaft.

The reduced un-sprung and rotational mass equates to more power to the wheels. The Ford Racing drive shafts are high speed balanced to further help reduce driveline vibrations. These are available in two different models. See below for more details.

M-4602-G 1979-04 FORD MUSTANG FORD RACING ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT

Features & Tech Specs:

  • 28 Spline Yoke
  • measures 45.5" long, center of u-joint to center of u-joint
  • rear axle flange will bolt right to any 7.5" or 8.8" rear end in one of the below Mustang's.

Fits:

  • 79-95 Mustang 5.0L/5.8L with Manual Transmission (SROD/T5)
  • 79-95 Mustang 5.0L/5.8L with Manual Transmission (Tremec 3550 - Must use driveshaft spacer on 94-95)
  • 83-93 Mustang 5.0L/5.8L with Automatic Transmission (C4/AOD)
  • 94-04 Mustang 3.8L/3.9L V6 with Manual Transmission (T5)
  • 96-04 Mustang 3.8L/3.9L V6 with Automatic Transmission (Must Re-use Factory Transmission Yoke from Stock Driveshaft)

M-4602-J 1979-04 FORD MUSTANG FORD RACING ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT

Features & Tech Specs:

  • 31 Spline Yoke
  • measures 45.5" long, center of u-joint to center of u-joint
  • rear axle flange will bolt right to any 7.5" or 8.8" rear end in one of the below Mustang's.

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)
  • ***Will NOT fit 1999-2004 Cobra* with IRS ***
  • 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

Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft Review Tech Info

Available for the following Ford Mustang year models:
1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93) - 1994 (94) - 1995 (95)- 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)