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Wow the Ford aluminum driveshafts sure have skyrocketed!

I remember when they first came out I think I got a new one for like $120 shipped! Where’s the cheapest place to order one for our Fox bodies?


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cj's performance from their ebay store next time a discount code pops up.

Jegs also sells their own version of one for $300 now. and have decent discounts every once in awhile for their private label stuff. https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-HD-...47647/10002/-1

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Summit has their own as well
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When Ford was using this driveshaft in Vans or Crown Vics, they were buying tens of thousands of them a year from the vendor. Large volume = low price. This enables Ford Motorsport to sell them cheap, because they can buy them cheap from Ford. Once Ford stops buying them from the vendor for production use, the price goes up because the purchasing volumes have plummeted. Ford Performance has to charge much more for them now.

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Are the Summit and Jegs ones as good as Ford’s?

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Grab one from a junk yard F-150, Crown, etc...., have it cut down and balanced at a local driveshaft shop.

I know of a corral member that might have a used one for sale.

What was $120 just 20 years ago is now roughly $185 on inflation alone. Coupled with lower volumes and you get where they are now. What's the tariff on aluminum right now.......
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If you can find one, a recall-replacement drive shaft from a 4WD Aerostar can work. Take a look HERE for info on my "quest."

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Thanks for the suggestions, but think I might just spend $300 shipped for a new Jegs shaft. I don’t really wanna deal with running around searching at the junk yards and not be sure they’re even in perfect working order.


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What are you hoping to gain from the AL shaft?

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