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Drive shafts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Have to order driveshafts tomorrow. Still debating between Tom Woods and Jesse and High Angle. Both seem to know there stuff, so wondering who has used who and are you happy with results. I am going to need to run 1350 CV rear, and debating on 1350 or 3R front CV long travel more than likely. Need about 10" of stroke in front shaft. Any suggestions, but going to have to order tomorrow. Thanks in advance.

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  2. drivelineman

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    Well no one to answer this post? go with your first thoughts on who to call -there always right- Good luck-Jess

    Owner of High Angle Driveline http://highangledriveline.com
     
  3. CaptCrunch

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    I would go with Jess all the way. One being he is Ck5'er... or Offroad bbs or Pirate4x4 guy as well. His shafts are praised by the many people who have run them and I know some of the guys in the Warn series are running them so that has to tell ya some stuff. I have done lots of business w/ Tom Woods for my drag cars and have never had any problems but I did have a problem w/ my TW CV shaft. The CV joint broke and I hadn't even wheeled the thing. Not sure if my was a dud or what but cost me $300 to fix which sucked. I only went with it because Jess hadn't gotten his slipe yoke shafts set yet and I can't afford to convert to a 205 or buy a 241 w/ tailshaft kit. I'd give jess the thumbs up all the way.

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  4. drivelineman

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    yup
    high angle will get my future business
    I dont see anyone else here AMONG us
     
  6. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    i make my own drivelines muhuahaha

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  7. californiak5

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    Well, I went with <a target="_blank" href=http://highangledriveline.com>Jess at High Angle Driveline</a> for my rear shaft and could not be happier. I got the 1 ton 1350 c/v shaft and it is a great piece of work. Plus with being a member of CK5 you get a extra discount. Just my $.02

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  8. Brian 89KBlazer

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    I want to add one thing to this too! With the CK5 discount (&amp; even without I think), Jesse is actually cheaper than Tom Woods! I was in the same predicament as you, having had a Tom Woods shaft before but after looking at prices; TW charges $380 per shaft PLUS $50 to work the shaft for extra angle that's built into Jesse's shafts! So the comment that Jess "may cost a little more" doesn't even hold true! In the meantime; I do agree that even if he was; he's still worth it. I'm getting my front &amp; rear 1350 CV's from him shortly &amp; already have the SYE kit from him. Great guy to deal with &amp; very helpful. I tried to get to talk to Tom about his shafts but never seemed to be "allowed" to talk to him! But that's another story.

    Anyway; for my money; I'm going to go with High Angle for the simple reason; Jess's attitude toward his products seems to fit in well with my philosopy (see below my signature).

    Good Luck with your decision



    Brian
    89KBlazer

    Build it Right or Don't build it at all!!<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Brian 89KBlazer on 12/27/01 09:05 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  9. GRINCH

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    My vote is for Highangle. Jess was easy to work with and helped me with any question I had to make sure it was right. He even called me on his dime numerous times to get it right.
    The price was the lowest also. This is one time you don't get what you pay for , you get more.
    Thanks Jess....

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  10. Leadfoot

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    I cannot speek good or bad of Tom Wood's as I have not dealt with him personally. I have however dealt with Jesse personally and have nothing but praise for his attitude toward customers and his product(s). The rear shaft that I bought is top notch and he took the time to talk to me on the phone to discuss the application and needs (rather than just sell me a mass-produced, one-size fits all jobs....exageration but you know what I mean). He also took the time to discuss ALL my options for a front driveshaft as I have a 700r4/NP205 (with passenger side drop) combo that limits the amount of room I have to work with. He discussed what benefits each type of setup yeild and their associated costs and what he recommended would work for me as a cost/benefit (which took some time on his part). I would highly recommend highangle for their quality as well as customer service.

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