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Unread 01-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Does it matter what brand driveshaft I get?

I bent my front drive shaft pretty bad and I need to purchase a new one. I have a 258 I6 engine with a T5 transmission. I want to try to spend the least amount possible while still keeping in thought that I sometimes take my Jeep to the 4 wheel drive park and go on mainly the 2,3,and 4 grade trails. It isnt a daily driver so I dont think I need anything super strong/expensive...however I might be wrong......what do yall think? Also, any idea on how expensive it would be to buy the part and have someone install it for me?

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Unread 01-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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Why not repair your bent drive shaft. The Shaft portion can be easly replaced by any local "driveline shop" for less than the cost of new - they cut the welds to reuse the yokes, and weld in a new shaft.

Removing and re-installing the drive shaft is really a simple job that can be done in your driveway.

This should be much cheaper than buying a driveshaft, and is a good skill to have...

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Unread 01-26-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Repairing your current one sounds like a good idea to me.

However if you are hellbent on going for a new one.. give this guy out in UT a call.. eBay Store - DRIVESHAFT: JEEP, SYE, DRIVE SHAFT

He's a real nice guy to talk to, he's not in it to become a millionaire, he's just trying to support his offroading addiction like the rest of us.

I got a rear CV shaft made up and the quality was exceptional, and from what I understand he's cheaper than TW. A couple guys in my club also have his stuff.

Good luck either way.
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Repairing your current one sounds like a good idea to me.

However if you are hellbent on going for a new one.. give this guy out in UT a call.. eBay Store - DRIVESHAFT: JEEP, SYE, DRIVE SHAFT

He's a real nice guy to talk to, he's not in it to become a millionaire, he's just trying to support his offroading addiction like the rest of us.

I got a rear CV shaft made up and the quality was exceptional, and from what I understand he's cheaper than TW. A couple guys in my club also have his stuff.

Good luck either way.
x2. Just got my Tatton's last week. Still weeks away from running them, but the quality of his work is top notch
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Unread 01-27-2010, 09:56 AM   #5
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I didn't know you could re-tube a drive shaft, cool. Thanks for the idea, I'll start calling around
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Unread 01-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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I didn't know you could re-tube a drive shaft, cool. Thanks for the idea, I'll start calling around


You drive shaft is going to have slip center so it may not be as easy to repair as previousliy posted but it still should be able to be repaired cheaper then if you purchased a new one.
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