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I'm pickin' up good vibrations...

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by AgDieseler, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    Now that my driveshaft is spinning faster (new 4.88s), it's showing some symptoms of trail wear and tear. It's bent, so I get some mad vibrations from 60 mph on up.

    The solution:
    Tom Wood's CV slip-yoke shaft. I've been wanting a CV shaft for a while now, so I went ahead and ordered one.

    3.5" tube, 1350 CV & 1350 yoke, 57 5/8" long!

    It'll arrive here Friday, and I'll get a pic posted.
     
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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifnice what did that set you back /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  3. AgDieseler

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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    A fair penny, but it will last a long time. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

    I'm going to take my current shaft and slap on a 1/4" thick tube for wheelin'. This slick new CV shaft will never see a rock. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    Installed, and working out some kinks. The driveshaft angle is 11* & the pinion angle is about 2.5*, so some shimming is in order.

    There is some decent vibration from 50 mph on up. I expect a minimum of 7* should fix most of that. I'll report later.

    That's juicy:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    Okay, so the shaft is doesn't have enough compression. Minimum is 1", and I have half that. So, after talking with Tom this morning, the shaft is getting sent back, trimmed, and he's going to return it to me with some 6* shims - free!

    Now that's customer service.
     
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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    no that just kicks ass!!!!!!!!!

    that is great, he know how to keep people happy /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    what is your lift/ trans t case?/ rear end
     
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    Re: I\'m pickin\' up good vibrations...

    TC 6", 700R4, 208, 14FF
     
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    Update

    Got the shaft back yesterday, and after replacing a shorn u-bolt, it's on the road with no vibrations to speak of.

    I got another upgrade along the way. The tube was again upsized to 4" in diameter for smoother operation. In addition to the 6* billet shims and included center pins, I'd say that Tom Wood brings some serious value to the table in his custom shafts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'll do a writeup with plenty-o-pictures.
     
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    Re: Update

    yeah i would defanatly like to see pics /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    and a price to cringe at /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Update

    hell yeah i wanna get one now how are the prices compared to high angle?
     
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    Re: Update

    Prices for a CV slip shaft start at $450. That's a standard u-joint and 3" tube, so upgrades like 1350 joints and larger tubes add to the price. The prices are competitive with high angle.

    I'm just not a big fan of high angle. I have a few friends that run Calrocs with HA shafts, and when critical things like welds fail, it makes one think twice. I've been able to compare a TW and HA shaft side by side, and I chose to do business with TW based on quality. IMO, the better value is found through Tom Wood. That's just an opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Update

    [ QUOTE ]
    Prices for a CV slip shaft start at $450. That's a standard u-joint and 3" tube, so upgrades like 1350 joints and larger tubes add to the price. The prices are competitive with high angle.

    I'm just not a big fan of high angle. I have a few friends that run Calrocs with HA shafts, and when critical things like welds fail, it makes one think twice. I've been able to compare a TW and HA shaft side by side, and I chose to do business with TW based on quality. IMO, the better value that is found through Tom Wood. That's just an opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I agree with that statement.
    TOM WOODS has been in this business for as long as I can remember, his name was the only name in off road racing and rock crawling before Jesse started.
    He still does a better job.
    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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