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Old 05-07-2014, 11:27 AM
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Default 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?

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:06 PM
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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
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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.
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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.
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I like Ron but $400 sounds steep.
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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.
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.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:54 PM
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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
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Well, as the saying goes, my wallet fits in my pants better now 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.
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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
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That's purdy.
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