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BreckBJ44
06-20-2011, 01:03 PM
I need to get my rear driveshaft shortened by Thursday and need a good recommendation for a driveshaft shop that does solid and durable work...

I did some research, but no definitive info so I go to the Gurus!

Edjubicate me please!

Kraig

satchel
06-20-2011, 01:17 PM
I've used Bill at Englewood Driveshaft quite a few times without issues, but I know others have mentioned in different posts about maybe having welds break in the past from there. A lot of people seem to like him though. I'm pretty sure Randy was telling me of a place he uses in Colorado Springs or something like that, so maybe he'll post up.

corsair23
06-20-2011, 01:22 PM
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=13798

timmbuck2
06-20-2011, 02:10 PM
I have had 3 driveshafts rebuilt for our 80's done at Englewood Driveshaft with no issues as all. I also had a driveshaft repaired at Rocky Mountain Driveline with no problems. Whichever is closer. :)

rover67
06-20-2011, 02:43 PM
been using drive line service of boulder since I've lived here, good guy if you are up this way.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&authuser=0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=963&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=boulder+driveline&fb=1&gl=us&hq=driveline&hnear=0x876b8d4e278dafd3:0xc8393b7ca01b8058,Boulder,+CO&cid=4152760512077210242

Uncle Ben
06-20-2011, 02:46 PM
been Using Drive Line Service Of Boulder Since I've Lived Here, Good Guy If You Are Up This Way.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&authuser=0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=963&um=1&ie=utf-8&q=boulder+driveline&fb=1&gl=us&hq=driveline&hnear=0x876b8d4e278dafd3:0xc8393b7ca01b8058,boulder,+co&cid=4152760512077210242

Ron Rocks!

Red_Chili
06-20-2011, 03:07 PM
+1 on Englewood DS. They have taken excellent care of me on repeated occasions, have given me 1 day turnaround, and corrected problems caused by other vendors. Inexpensive too.

Inukshuk
07-23-2011, 02:46 PM
Rocky Mountain Driveline is bicycling distance so I think I'll start there.

I can tell I have at least one loose u-joint on my rear driveshaft. Can anyone tell me what I should be asking for and what to expect to spend? Do I need to get the Toyota parts in advance or would the shop source the parts. What about the slip joint? anything to look at there? 225k miles on the rig. Probably original drive line parts.

nattybumppo
07-23-2011, 03:44 PM
I can't get past the image of Daniel riding his bike up to Tennyson with a driveshaft over his shoulder! Let me know if you would prefer to get a ride!

Inukshuk
07-24-2011, 12:12 AM
I can't get past the image of Daniel riding his bike up to Tennyson with a driveshaft over his shoulder! Let me know if you would prefer to get a ride!

:eek:

BreckBJ44
07-24-2011, 12:37 AM
Daniel,

I have a spare complete 1994 rear driveshaft if you want to borrow it while you get yours worked on... Let me know.

Oh, and I haven't given up on that other thing with that guy in the place (I've never been to Belize) and will get in touch this week...

K

Inukshuk
07-27-2011, 03:26 PM
Spoke to Mike at Rocky Mountain Driveline. I plan to go there as soon as my OEM joint arrives from C-Dan. Thanks to some MUD posts and Mike telling me that Christo and Joe always bring him Toyota parts to use on the driveshafts, I decided to get the OEM part.

Mike said if I come in first thing in the AM he can do it in about 30 min while I wait.

Kraig - thanks for the offer. With such fast turnaround, I think I'll just pull the shaft, lock the center diff and drive over.

Inukshuk
08-01-2011, 12:25 AM
Driveshaft is out and goes in for work tomorrow. After its back in I'm going to pull the front and grease it. I was amazed at how much easier and more complete it was to pump out the old grease on the workbench. (I'm only replacing the rearmost U-joint so I cleaned and lubed the other)

Driving on FWD was fine, handled mostly the same, but was smoother, so I'm sure to be getting some vibration from the rear driveshaft. Makes sense with a loose u-joint.