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how much $ into your driveshafts? woodys? HAD?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hey gang, I am gonna be putting the np205 in soon...and will be getting new driveshafts when I do. Question: how much should I be looking to pay for nice 1-ton cv shafts? High Angle Driveline (jess rules!) and Woodys are pretty much the 2 shops I am looking at... if you have got a shaft or shafts from either, how much did they set you back?

    J


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  2. fulltopblazer

    fulltopblazer 1/2 ton status

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    A friend of mine just had a set built from Tom Woods All 1-ton stuff with cv's I think he paid around 650 to 700.00 for them. But as much problems as he was having it was worth it he said. He's running D60/14ff with 44 boggers and 8 inches of lift and he has'nt broke one yet and he drives it hard.
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I converted my(1330) 12bolt pinion yoke to a <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/Ryans1972Blazer/picsofryansblazer.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&amp;PhotoID=45> 1350 u joint.</a> I paid about $165 for the yoke. You can get the beefier yokes from mark williams enterprises, or i think currie or some other place has em for a little cheaper.
    I also went to a local driveline shop that I am really happy with their work. I bought a flange ($100) for the rear of the NP205 transfer case, to convert the 1330 fixed yoke driveshaft, to a <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/Ryans1972Blazer/picsofryansblazer.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&amp;PhotoID=247> 1350 CV joint</a> driveshaft.
    The 1350 CV joint is what it expensive... I think about $150 more than a 1330 CV joint.
    For the fabricated new driveshaft (longer for my new suspension) 1350 CVjoint, 1350 U joint ready to be installed I paid about $550.

    So all in all I have about $800 in my rear driveshaft. [​IMG][​IMG] I'd say the rear driveshaft was one of the wisest investments i've made. I'm way happy with it.
    And the 12 bolt ring and pinion breaks (i'm on a roll for once a year with 35" tires[​IMG]) before the driveshaft or u joints ever will.


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  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeppers...I will be using trick joints until the D60 and ff14b go in. They have 1350s standard on them dont they? I need to clean up my np205 and check out what its packin...might need to swap in 30/32 spline output shafts. At any rate, just wanted to know how much I was looking at. Ok, got a guestimate on Woodys (thanks!)...how about HAD?

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  5. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well I have a CV shaft from Woods and am not real happy with it. I broke it at 6 months without any real hard wheeling. Heck the 12B lived... but I have ordered numerous shafts from Tom for my cars and have never had a problem, so maybe just a freak deal or whatever, but had my shaft almost completely redone by a local place and is mint now. You want my $.02... give Jess your bisness. He is a member here, offroad bbs, and over on pirate too and has done a lot to help members out at each site. He also gives memebers of CK5 a discount as well.

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  6. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Jess did good by me. Granted it was expensive, but first rate product and personal service. As far as strenght, unreal.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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    I was quoted 420 dollars a shaft for my truck from high angle. Now I just have to rob a bank.....I checked with tom woods and they quoted me 700 to my door for my shafts....still debating....

    78 K-10 383, TH-350, NP-203, Dana 70 front, GM 14bolt Rear, 4.56 gears(underconstruction) 78 k-5 stock and rusty
     

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