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How much is a D-shaft worth?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I belive that I need to lengthen my rear driveshaft after installing my 6 inch lift on my K5.

    What is a fair price to pay to have a shaft lengthened?

    What is a fair price for a driveshaft from an 83 K10 that had 8 inches of lift on it?

    Will that shaft be to long for my 86 K5?

    Both trucks have np 208 Transfer cases.

    Here is a pic of my tailshaft and slipyoke.

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  2. bbck5on37s

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    I would rec. a CV shaft. I paid 285 for mine through a local shop. No vibes
     
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    The shaft from the K10 will be WAY too long for your K5. I'd say around $300 for a CV shaft is a good price to pay.
     
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    Not sure, but it MAY be cheaper to get the k10 one shortened rather than yours legnthend. Just food for thought.
     
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    It would be cheaper to have a shaft shortened than lengthened.

    A good local shop here does lengthening for 50-100, depending on condition of shaft, and how much work it needs.

    I always hear everyone sayin get a CV, blah blah blah, if you got the money, and high lift, go for it. But im running 6" of lift no cv and multiple blazers i wheel with have 4-7" of lift and no CV. Just some info.
     
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    Cost of K10 shaft + cost to shorten it = probably more $ than just having your stock shaft lengthened. CV shafts are nice but not necessary.
     
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    getting yours lengthened will be the cheapest route. the one out of the K10 would be too long.
     
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    Thanks for the replys everyone. I think I may go ahead and get it lengthened.

    Does it even need to be lengthened or is my shaft ok?
     
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    I would make it about 2 inches longer and it should only cost around 90$
     
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    question is how much is that k10 shaft gonna cost you, if free haha then yes its cheaper and easier the shorten something than to lengthen my 2 cents


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    I paid 135.00 to have mine lengthened. You want it? What kind of ujoints are in your driveshaft now?
     
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    PM sent to ya.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    you would get that back after the first film. But if it was really that cheap everyone would have an extra 2".
     
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    Back at cha.
     

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