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Cost for reshafting front driveshaft?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    What's the going price to have a front driveshaft reshafted? It's a good 3" or so too short.
    Also, it would be pointless to balance it right? I don't think I've ever gone faster than 30 in 4wd.
    -- Mike

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  2. Derf00

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    Should be less than $100. Wrong! It is critical to have the shaft balanced correctly. Bad vibrations can happen at very low speeds.

    Derf00

    "A WISE MONKEY NEVER MONKEYS WITH ANOTHER MONKEY'S MONKEY."
     
  3. RedDwarf

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    Around here it would cost you at least 110 bucks or so.
    45-50 per end to cut the old tube off plus cost of new tube.
    Then again, FL is more $$$ for all things mechanical.

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  4. zakk

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    i would say $100 or so. might what to think of stepping up to a stouter shaft. I learned the hard way with my 1/2 ton shaft. If u need a new one, go for the gusto

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's
     
  5. michaelm

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    what did you replace it with?
    i am still running a spicer 913971-2600 based shaft
    1310 sagy style cv, but changed front yoke to a 1330
    only broke it once, my fault something HAD to give.
    -40deg, chains on, in reverse, high rpm, insane wheel hop, chained to a fully loaded, stuck in the ditch, cummins dodge extra cab, while winching with rear winch hooked to a tree.
     
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    Now that's quality breakage!

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  7. TX Mudder

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    I ended up paying $130 for it. Retubed approx 2.5" longer, welded-on welch plug, and new needle bearing in Cv (not complete rebuild, just new bearing - some were missing from a previous bad install I did).
    I guess that's not too bad.
    I'll paint it tomorrow and put it on.
    -- Mike

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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Only 30 mph in 4wd? What kind of offroading do you do? I had my tries spinning 115 MPH once!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  9. TX Mudder

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    Maybe if my speedometer worked, I'd know how fast I was going in 4wd.
    In the mud, I've run the engine at redline in 2nd gear in 4 lo, 3.73 ratio and 33's. Makes a nice rooster tail. Dunno what the speedo would have read.
    -- Mike

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