Install a Powertrax Lock Right and Solid Diff Cover in my Dana30 this past Sunday. Great project, and another fun Jeeper came over to help. Great day all the way around.
After the install, I ended up with some front driveshaft vibes at about 65mph.
Removed driveshaft, took it to a local DS shop for balancing.
They said the slip joint was worn, so they couldn't balance it. The slip joint is pretty loose. I have 123K miles on my Jeep.
(there were already a couple of balancing weights on it, so it's possible the vibration was from the worn slip joint)
They wanted $350 or so to completely rebuild the DS.
Any suggestions? Seems like any used DS could have the same wear issue, so buying a used replacement would seem to be a bad idea. Or I could try to find another shop.
$350 seems outrageously expensive, and at that price, I'll live with the vibes. For comparison, they were asking $60-70 for just balancing, and $150 to shorten and balance a Cherokee shaft (for use in the rear).