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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FL84K5, Aug 31, 2002.
Whats the going rate to have front and rear shafts lengthend for around 7 inched of lift? thanks
i had to get my rear done at a machine shop and want to say it about $40.00.
Thats not too bad of a price. Did they also balance it for you?
do you think i would need that done for a 4? im guessing it might be just about right with it stock, but some rigs ya just never know....seems eveyrones is a lil different..
$40.00 was a hell of a deal. Here in Denver it is $65.00 for labor and $1.00 per inch of tube needed.
Stalnakers Machine shop does shafts. They dont "balance" They true shafts. Theyve done it for me before it it was smoooth. Theyre doing my shafts when I do my axle swap.
In my effort to dig up at least one old thread per week /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif , I thought I would add the info from getting my driveshaft lengthened.
First the setup, 73 Jimmy, 205, 12 bolt, shaft with 2 u-joints and a slip joint (not a CV), 4" rough country springs
The old shaft measured 39.5" compressed and 43" extended. I measured the distance from case to axle and it was 43.5". So I had them extend it by 2.25". That would put the 43.5" at the dead middle of the slip joint. I didn't see a reason to have it offset from the middle unless I have to lower my case in which case the slip joint should compensate.
It cost $120, but that included two new u-joints installed since my old ones were shot. Without those, it would have been just under $100.
It looks great, I can't wait to get it under there (hopefully the weather will cooperate!!).
After I put in my 6" lift, I had new drive shafts made. All new everything. I paid around $200.00 per driiveshaft.
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