How to adjust your TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver

Thomas Tanner
Oct 06, 2023
8 minutes

The second-generation of the Carbonwood-era has arrived and if you’re lucky enough to have a TaylorMade Stealth 2 in your bag you’re going to want to get every single yard out of it. And it’s here where you can find out how.

We’ll take you through the two different adjustability options:
  • TaylorMade’s 4-degree sleeve where you can change both the loft and lie angle to affect ball flight and launch angle.
  • The moveable weight technology in the Stealth 2 Plus+ model which can be moved to change the centre of gravity location to make sure it’s behind the point where you affect the ball most common. 

What are the different options in the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver?

The original Stealth design was huge success with most players gaining about 1mph more ball speed with it. In Stealth 2 TaylorMade has thinned out the carbon face to the tune of 2-grams to keep peak centre speed while increasing off-centre and forgiveness.

The Stealth 2 has more carbon than titanium and more carbon mean more weight saving and distribution options for higher moment of inertia (MOI) in all 3 models.

Here’s an overview of the three different models in the Stealth 2 driver.

  • The standard Stealth 2 will be the driver in the line up that will suit most players. The forgiveness, is boosted by a 25-gram rear weight.
  • The Plus+ model is the lowest-spinning driver in the family and is targeted at the better golfer. A 15-gram weight sits in a channel behind the face and allows the centre of gravity to moved from heel to toe.
  • Finally, the HD model is set up for players who need to launch the ball higher or need little bit of slice correction. The 30-gram weight at the back in addition to heel weighting adds an extra 200rpm of spin into the head while giving an added 5 to 10-yards of draw bias.

All three clubs have a weight anchored at the back of the club and while there is a little socket that fits your adjustment wrench, we recommend that you never adjust this weight, it's already optimised for each driver.

What you’ll love about the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver:

  • Second generation carbon face is faster and more forgiving
  • Three models to choose - standard, Plus+, HD
  • TaylorMade's 4-degree loft sleeve

Get yours now from £361.99 - £498.99

What you’ll love about the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver:

  • Second generation carbon face is faster and more forgiving
  • Three models to choose - standard, Plus+, HD
  • TaylorMade's 4-degree loft sleeve

Get yours now from £361.99 - £498.99

Adjusting the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver

If you've never owned an adjustable driver before, all the adjustments are made using a simple wrench. To open or loosen any screw on your driver, place the wrench into the top of the screw and turn anti-clockwise. To tighten any screw, turn it clockwise.>

When everything is fully tightened there will be an audible click to let you know it is safely locked in place and to avoid over-tightening.

TaylorMade’s 4-degree lost sleeve

When fully opened the head can be easily removed from the shaft and you’ll immediately notice the different numbers and settings on the tip of the shaft. Each notch represents a different loft, lie and face angle options you can choose. 
  
At the time of manufacture and assembly the shaft will be set to STD (standard) and when in this position the driver will play the stated loft on the head, the lie angle is 56-degrees (54-deg in the Plus+ head), and the face angle is square. 
  
There are 12 different positions on the sleeve and each one increases or decreases loft by a half or three quarters of a degree. 

What happens when you reduce the playing loft? 

Rotating the shaft all the way to the Lower position reduces the loft of the driver by 2-degrees from its stated loft. At this setting the face is also 4-degrees more open than normal, and the lie angle is 58-degrees. 

In this setting the driver is going to be setup to put a fade bias on the ball. 

What happens when you increase the playing loft? 

If you rotate the shaft to the Higher position loft will increase by 2-degrees from its stated number. In this setting the face is going to be 4-degrees more closed than normal, and the lie angle is 58 degrees. 

In this setting the driver is going to be set up to put a draw bias on the golf ball.  

Of course you don’t have to adjust all the way to the Lower or Higher settings, you can adjust incrementally along the notches to make the changes more subtly. 
  
Spinning the tip adaptor through 180-degrees, you'll see the marking which says UPRT. Securing the shaft in this position, the driver will play to its stated loft, but now the club sits 4-degrees more upright. 

In this setting the loft and face angle remain standard or square, but the increase in lie angle will add a very subtle draw bias to your drives. 

Moveable weight technology in the Stealth 2 Plus+ model 

The Stealth 2 Plus+ model differs from the other two models by offering moveable weight technology via a tracking just behind the face. The 15-gram moveable weight can be secured in any position to change the centre of gravity of the club and put mass where it is needed – behind the usual impact location.  

In the Neutral setting the weight is right behind the N marker on the driver, and that’s in line with the sweet spot of the face. 
  
Slide the weight it all the way to the heel, where it is marked Draw, will make the face want to shut more quickly on the downswing and put a right to left or draw bias on your drives (for a right handed player). 

Slide the it all the way to the toe will do the opposite. The face will want to stay open more on the downswing, and put a left to right or fade shape on your drives.

If you're new to moveable weight, or any weights, in your golf clubs we have a full guide on what the weights in your golf clubs do and how they will impact your shots.

Again, you don’t have to adjust all the way left or right, you can secure the 15-gram weight anywhere along the channel to see the ball flight changes more subtly.

What you’ll love about the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus+ driver:

  • Second generation carbon face is faster and more forgiving
  • Weight track for additional adjustment
  • Deeper profile and lower spinning for better players

Get yours now from £383.99 - £528.99

What you’ll love about the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus+ driver:

  • Second generation carbon face is faster and more forgiving
  • Weight track for additional adjustment
  • Deeper profile and lower spinning for better players

Get yours now from £383.99 - £528.99

Which Stealth 2 is right for you? 

That’s how to adjust any model the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver family. Choose your model based on whether you want straight (standard) or draw characteristics (HD) and then within that adjust loft, lie and tweak the draw/fade bias (Plus+).  

Whatever Stealth 2 driver you have there will be lots of permutations and combinations to explore to get the club set up perfectly for the way that will help you the most. 

If you need more information on finding the right driver we have buyers guide packed full of useful information. And if you own a different TaylorMade driver we have loads of how to adjust guides available.

Remember the rules, too 

It is very important to remember that you can adjust your driver on the range or at any time before or after your round, just not during it! 

Further reading

The TaylorMade Stealth driver is the first of a new generation of Carbonwood and is available in three heads - Stealth, Stealth Plus+, and Stealth HD.

There are three models in the SIM 2 driver family, with the main difference between them being the steel weight anchored at the back of the Inertia Generator.