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Need A New Drive Shaft.

Old 01-25-2004, 04:09 PM
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Any one know where I can get a new driveshaft for my 86 MT?
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:07 PM
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PowertrainIndustries 150 Arovists Circle, Brea, CA 92821 (1-800-798-4585). Talk to John. I got a driveshaft for my 87 gxl from these people. Good price, fast shipping, replacable Ujoints. They say the steel one can hold up to atleast 600HP. From CA to TX, I recieved my shaft the day after I ordered.



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Old 01-25-2004, 07:09 PM
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Get a used one. News ones run like $3-400.. You can find one on the boards for $40ish.
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RX7 13B 4 UR AZZ' date='Jan 25 2004, 02:09 PM
Any one know where I can get a new driveshaft for my 86 MT?
I have a really nice one with no u-joint play out of my s4 gxl.......work in your car just fine. pm me if your interested.



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Old 01-26-2004, 07:36 PM
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you can also just get your fixed at a driveshaft shop, look in

the FAQ section for the part # for the ujoints
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do they rebuild the u-joint bearings? i thought they weren't replaceable since the shaft is one peice.



mazdatrix has new aftermarket driveshafts with replaceable u-joints for $242.



http://www.mazdatrix.com/g4.htm



http://www.mazdatrix.com/getprice.asp?partnum=2691-704
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob x-7' date='Jan 26 2004, 06:36 PM
you can also just get your fixed at a driveshaft shop, look in

the FAQ section for the part # for the ujoints
Yikes!!! I didn't know my thread got FAQed! I guess that's cool, but I would have rewritten a nicer thread for it

Here



Now, I never posted pics of the install, because it didn't even last one day. The new joints were a bitch to get in (I have access to a press, and I've done dozens of u-joints before). They were VERY tight, and the cross distance didn't seem quite right. I did finally get them hammered in there, but the clips were stressed.





Well, mount the bad boy up, drive the 50 miles to work, no problem. Driving home, hit my 120mph stretch, and one of the caps blows out. NOT FUN. Limped home at 20mph the whole way, with the entire car shaking violently. Ended up getting a boneyard shaft for $30
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Originally Posted by Pazuzu' date='Jan 26 2004, 11:34 PM
Yikes!!! I didn't know my thread got FAQed! I guess that's cool, but I would have rewritten a nicer thread for it

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Now, I never posted pics of the install, because it didn't even last one day. The new joints were a bitch to get in (I have access to a press, and I've done dozens of u-joints before). They were VERY tight, and the cross distance didn't seem quite right. I did finally get them hammered in there, but the clips were stressed.





Well, mount the bad boy up, drive the 50 miles to work, no problem. Driving home, hit my 120mph stretch, and one of the caps blows out. NOT FUN. Limped home at 20mph the whole way, with the entire car shaking violently. Ended up getting a boneyard shaft for $30
yikes, so you did this all yourself and didnt consult a driveshaft shop?



you know there are shops that specialize in this sort of thing?
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Originally Posted by Rob x-7' date='Jan 27 2004, 05:00 AM
yikes, so you did this all yourself and didnt consult a driveshaft shop?



you know there are shops that specialize in this sort of thing?
I've done probably a dozen driveshafts for different vehicles, including rebuilding a double cardan joint. I've swapped u-joints with a hammer and sockets while sitting in the mud on a 4x4 trail. I have plenty of experience with u-joints. These simply did not fit as advertised. If you were to mill .25-.5mm off the inner faces of the yokes, it would have been fine.
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Originally Posted by rxKaffee' date='Jan 25 2004, 03:07 PM
PowertrainIndustries 150 Arovists Circle, Brea, CA 92821 (1-800-798-4585). Talk to John. I got a driveshaft for my 87 gxl from these people. Good price, fast shipping, replacable Ujoints. They say the steel one can hold up to atleast 600HP. From CA to TX, I recieved my shaft the day after I ordered.



G'luck, rxKaffee
yep go with power train it is cheap and they ship very fast, i have had it for 2 years w/o any problems ( i drag race alot 300 passes in 2 years)
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