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How To Install Ford Performance Mustang GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft | 07-12

Last Updated 5/21/2020 by Taylor Ward

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How To Install Ford Performance Mustang GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft | 2007-12 - How To Install Ford Performance Mustang GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft | 2007-12

Application - Fits 2007-12 Mustang GT500 ONLY.
Fitment Note - This will NOT fit the 2013-14 GT500s.


  1. Support the vehicle via A-lift or as high as possible if working on jack stands.
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  3. Loosen and remove the front flange hardware with a 12 point 12mm socket (there are 4 of these bolts).
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  5. Loosen and remove the (6) 8mm bolts that secure the rear of the driveshaft to the pinion flange.
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  7. Use a pry tool to dislodge the front driveshaft flange from the pilot on the transmission output flange.
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  9. Loosen and remove the (2) 13mm bolts that secure the center bearing bolt to the bottom of the car.
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    How To Install Ford Performance Mustang GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft | 2007-12 - How To Install Ford Performance Mustang GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft | 2007-12


  11. Whenever you remove the last bolt, hold the driveshaft with your free hand so that it doesn’t fall onto the exhaust.
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  13. With all of the retaining bolts loose, feed the driveshaft toward the front of the car and pass underneath the transmission crossmember until the entire assembly is removed from the car.
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  15. Because the Ford Performance driveshaft is a one-piece design, you will need to remove the drive side over axle pipe from the car. This is done by removing the (2) 15mm nuts from the exhaust sleeve.
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  17. Loosen the 13mm bolt on the clamp that secures the over axle pipe to the muffler pipe.
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  19. Slide the sleeve towards the rear, and remove the over axle pipe from the car.
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  21. Before installing the new driveshaft, take a look at each flange and make sure that they are free of debris and there is no sign of visible wear or damage.
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  23. Also, to make life a little easier, we recommend removing the preinstalled thread lock compound from the bolts provided by Ford Performance.
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  25. With this compound removed, go ahead and apply your own blue thread locking compound to these bolts.
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  27. Because of the larger U-joints, you will need to slide the (2) provided flange head bolts through the rear flange of the driveshaft first as you won’t be able to install these with the driveshaft in the car.
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  29. Position the driveshaft into the car by first placing the rear of the driveshaft into the rear pinion flange and thread the (2) bolts in by hand.
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  31. Compress the slip joint and then align the front of the driveshaft with the pilot on the front flange.
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  33. Install the 8mm socket head cap bolts into the rear driveshaft. Because of the tight space, go ahead and torque to 41 lb-ft and tighten in a cross pattern. Use a pry bar as leverage to help tighten.
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  35. We recommend using new front flange hardware and apply blue thread locking compound to these bolts.
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  37. Install them into the front flange and finger tighten and torque to 76 lb-ft working in a cross-pattern.
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  39. (Optional) reinstall the (2) bolts that secure the center bearing to the body of the car. This will plug the exposed holes.



  40. Check over all of your work and reinstall the over axle pipe.
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  42. Get the car on the ground and you’re good to go!

GT500 Aluminum Driveshaft (07-12)


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Published on 2020-04-23
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Ford Performance Driveshaft
Bolt on quicker acceleration and less rotational mass with Ford Performance's 2007-2012 Mustang Shelby GT500 one piece aluminum driveshaft! The factory S197 driveshaft is a heavy two piece design that is prone to failure in high performance applications. Ford Performance designed this one piece aluminum driveshaft to reduce rotational mass which results in faster acceleration and eliminates the center bearing found in the stock driveshaft. This 20lb aluminum shaft is 3.5" in diameter which is ideal for lowered Mustangs. Ford Performance constructs this driveshaft with lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum and a .125" wall thickness for the ultimate in strength and reliability. A 1350 series Dana Spicer 5-1350X solid body universal joint is utilized for a significant upgrade over the common 1330 series U-joints. The driveshaft arrives fully assembled and balanced for a quick and easy installation.

Fitment Note
This will NOT fit the 2013-2014 GT500's.

Application
-Fits 2007-2012 Mustang GT500 only

Disclaimer - Driveshaft Hardware
The 1979-2004 Mustang factory driveshaft bolts are installed using a threadlocker chemical and are NOT torque to yield. If reusing the factory bolts, clean the old threadlocker material from the threads, and apply new blue threadlocker before reinstalling the bolts or use new driveshaft bolts and apply blue threadlocker to threads and torque to the factory specifications. New bolts can be found here: https://latemodelres.to/4602

For 2005-2020 Ford Mustangs, it is recommended that you install new driveshaft to pinion flange bolts when removing the driveshaft. The driveshaft to pinion flange bolts are torque to yield and should be torqued to 41ft-lbs. If you are looking for these driveshaft to pinion flange bolts, you can find them here: https://latemodelres.to/434496K
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