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Old 06-02-2013, 11:08 PM
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drive shaft

anyone notice that some come with an aluminum drive shaft and some come with steel?
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:21 AM
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I think what you're saying is just the surface finish difference. There's no way they make a drive shaft out of aluminum... right?
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I think what you're saying is just the surface finish difference. There's no way they make a drive shaft out of aluminum... right?
FYI: They can and do make drive shafts out of aluminum.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:37 AM
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Yes ford did.
But just like the alum. diff. covers they seemed to have stopped.
Cheap bast*rds.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:56 AM
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FYI: They can and do make drive shafts out of aluminum.
I should have said "our drive shafts" instead of "a drive shaft".

I have a friend that works in a machine shop in Vegas rebuilding trophy trucks. He has shown me some pretty sweet things. Including aluminum drive train components, the half shafts were sweet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:35 PM
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I have a job 1 2011 F250, its got an aluminum drive shaft in rear, steel up front


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Old 06-03-2013, 04:05 PM
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Same as him^^^^^ except mine is a job 2 2011

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:32 PM
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Really? We have aluminum drive shafts? I am blown away
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:32 AM
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This is very interesting stuff. I have a 2011 F350 (don't have the foggiest what "job" it is) that has steel drive shafts (front and rear) but does have the Aluminum Diff Cover.

Is Ford just pulling parts off a warehouse shelf somewhere without rhyme or reason?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:19 AM
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wonder whats stronger/better?
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