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Unread 02-04-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Looking to get XJ driveshaft shortened

Hey, I'm finishing my SOA and 8.8 swap and thats one of the last things I need. If anyone knows of a decent shop that can do it for a reasonable price, or even better, can do it personally and help out a fellow Jeeper let me know. I will also need few more things welded down the road so it might be a possibility to make some spare cash for anyone with skills and a welder. Please let me know, because so far i got quoted around $160, and with XJ ds costing me 40, I could of just get Tattoon shaft...

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Unread 02-05-2015, 05:40 AM   #2
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I was in the same boat when I did my 8.8 swap. I ended up BSing with the guy for awhile and he cut me some slack on the bill. I went to CT driveshaft which is now fleetpride in Milford. Camarados is another place you can check too.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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I could of just get Tattoon shaft...
Yep. Unfortunately, often the case given what shops want to modify them.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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The driveshaft shops here in the Providence area will typically shorten and balance for under $100 . . .
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Unread 02-05-2015, 04:48 PM   #5
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And its not very difficult to do yourself. Just make sure the yokes are in phase. Balancing is overrated and not necessary.
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Unread 02-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for all replies, I think I'll go with new driveshaft now, and have this one shortened in the future to keep as a spare.
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