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coax 05-07-2014 12:27 PM

Rebuild or Replace Rear 80 Driveshaft?
 
So I've got some small vibes on the 80 that I think are due to the rear DS. I had pulled it a few weeks ago before my last trip to UT and took it to boulder driveline. The Ujoints are "OK". No play but one is a bit sticky. The slip yolk has a slight amount of up/down play which is where I think the vibes are coming from. I did pull it apart and grease it up fresh but vibes still persist.

Boulder Driveline can do a rebuild and weld on the new slip yolk for about 250 bucks. Plus if I add in ~100 worth of Toyota U-joints and and labor to have them installed, I am looking at about 400 for a rebuild. He can't balance the shaft as-is due to the slight play in the slip yolk.

Or I could just purchase a replacement new shaft from cdan and either sell/gift the old one to someone as a trail spare or pull the ujoints for trail spares? Suspect a new one would run ~400 after shipping as well.

Any thoughts one way or the other?

:cheers:

Corbet 05-07-2014 01:06 PM

if pricing is about the same buy it new. Less down time then you have a trail spare or you can send it to me :)

rockrod 05-07-2014 11:00 PM

I am kind on in the same boat. I even bought new joints but never installed them because the originals with 195+ miles are still in good shape. I was curious what it would cost just to buy new.

MountainGoat 05-08-2014 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by rockrod (Post 250289)
I am kind on in the same boat. I even bought new joints but never installed them because the originals with 195+ miles are still in good shape. I was curious what it would cost just to buy new.

From onlinetoyotaparts.com

Propeller shaft, Drive shaft
Land Cruiser, w/ABS
UNIVERSALS & REAR AXLE »Rear axle
Toyota › Land Cruiser › 1995-1997
List Price : $549.87
Your Price : $428.90

I got mine rebuilt at Bill's Englewood Driveshaft for $226 (re-splined and re-tubed). He tubed it thicker than stock so technically it's an upgrade.

When I walked in the door with it he said, "80 Series Land Cruiser." I figured I must be in the right place. :D

rover67 05-08-2014 09:44 AM

I like Ron but $400 sounds steep.

rockrod 05-08-2014 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MountainGoat (Post 250298)
From onlinetoyotaparts.com

Propeller shaft, Drive shaft
Land Cruiser, w/ABS
UNIVERSALS & REAR AXLE »Rear axle
Toyota › Land Cruiser › 1995-1997
List Price : $549.87
Your Price : $428.90

I got mine rebuilt at Bill's Englewood Driveshaft for $226 (re-splined and re-tubed). He tubed it thicker than stock so technically it's an upgrade.

When I walked in the door with it he said, "80 Series Land Cruiser." I figured I must be in the right place. :D

I forgot about bill. I will need to go see him and have mine rebuilt there. He used to build the shafts for us at poison spyder and definitely knows how to do it right.

coax 05-08-2014 01:54 PM

Thanks for the input all. 226 for re-spline plus re-tube isn't bad. Though adding in new ujoints and the install its still a chunk of cash. I may shoot cdan a message and see if the new ones are still available and go from there. Corbet if I go with a new one I'll put your name at the top of the list for my old one as a trail spare:)

coax 05-15-2014 07:17 PM

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Well, as the saying goes, my wallet fits in my pants better now :D This really is quite a nice piece of metal. And judging by the only 1 small weight compared the massive 2 on my old DS, this one should work much better! Purchased from Dan, ran just a smidge over 400. Lots of cash but hoping to do a long trip here soon and will be really nice to have solid Ujoints in at least one driveshaft. Hoping this solves a bit of a vibration I had going on.

Corbet 05-15-2014 09:37 PM

Nice. I probably should have gone that route when I replaced my u-joints last year. By the time I got parts and paid for the install it was not really that far from $400.

Looking forward to me new trail spare. I'm going to be up in Denver Memorial Day weekend :thumb:

rockrod 05-15-2014 09:39 PM

That's purdy.


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