GForce Performance Engineering Introduces Driveline Upgrades for the 2018 Ford Mustang S550
New 3.5-inch aluminum driveshafts, 850-hp axles add performance & durability for racers.
WICHITA, KANSAS– For driveline strength that matches the performance of the new 2018 Ford Mustang S550 with its 10-speed automatic transmission, GForce Performance Engineering has introduced new one-piece aluminum driveshafts and 850-hp axles.
Track numbers for the 2018 Mustangs are exceeding expectations, meaning builders are already hard at work figuring out ways to make them go even faster. The GForce upgrades are ready to maximize the 10-speed’s improved acceleration and response, while handling increased stress and abuse.
“We think racers are going to fall in love with the new Mustang S550, so we got to work engineering products that will maximize its potential,” said Jesse Powell, GForce president. “These new driveshafts and axles are easy, effective upgrades that drivers will benefit from right away.”
3.5-INCH ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFTS
GForce Engineering aluminum driveshafts are precision-engineered, one-piece driveshaftsdesigned for use in high-performance, high-horsepower vehicles. Much like the rest of the GForce Performance Engineering driveshaft line, the 3.5-inch aluminum model for S550 applications is high-speed balanced, features solid-core U-joints and is a direct bolt-in factory replacement upgrade.
No CV joint means there aren’t an extra 5 pounds sitting on the front of the driveshaft adding stress and loads on the output shaft and seals. It also means no CV joint wear or service. The rubber couplers that are found on the OEM driveshaft are eliminated as well. These new driveshafts only weigh an average of 17 pounds.
Each shaft is a direct bolt-in factory replacement for a perfect fit and alignment. Both the front and rear adapters bolt to the stock yoke or flange with the supplied hardware for a trouble-free installation.
- 6061-T6 Aluminum Driveline Tubing
- Splined Slip-Shaft Design
- Solid Core HD U-Joints Front & Rear
- CNC-Machined Billet Adapters (if applicable)
- Bolt-in Installation
- Peak HP & Torque Increase
- Reduced Rotating Mass
- Increased Fuel Economy
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-new GForce Performance Engineering axles for the S550 Mustang are unlike any entry-level axle on the market. This axle set uses CNC-machined billet CV internals, one-piece CNC-machined inner and outer stubs, and the strongest axle bars available in this configuration.
They are a direct replacement for factory half-shafts and are designed for cars with mild bolt-ons to those running superchargers and turbos.
Machined from proprietary aerospace billet alloy for increased strength, the 850-hp axles include a 28-spline axle bar and custom-built CV joints, as well as anti-wheel hop technology.
The axles are rated to 850 hp. Builders exceeding those power numbers are encouraged to learn more about GForce Engineering’s Ford Performance Outlaw axles.
Each component of a GForce axle is meticulously designed, machined and assembled in-house at their Wichita, Kansas-based facility.