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Front Drive Line Replacement time??

Alright as some know i recently had my rear drive line replaced due to excessive noise and things like that and play in the drive shaft and turned out at 92k and a hard drive on it and spinning them tires i blew it.

Now though its great but i think the front needs to be next. Here is why:

I get a vibration when im not on the gas at 60+ under my driver side (location of driveshaft).

When i dropped the clutch i know it did wear and tear to front as well as rear so i think it maybe going soon?

Has 92k miles on it.

Any other ideas or info i can give to help make diagnosis just let me know thanks..
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Probably time for new U joints.
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Probably time for new U joints.
hmm i would probably take my front and have it remachined and rejointed by a machine shop think that would do it? and have it rebalanaced.
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hmm i would probably take my front and have it remachined and rejointed by a machine shop think that would do it? and have it rebalanaced.
It's way cheaper to replace the U joints.
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Yeah but i dont think its just u-joints.. i think its unbalanced in the front it vibrates like a motherrrrrrr.. it gets alot of slack like the rear did.. and then it went haha..

hmmm ill see what the cost difference is.. phone call time.. give me 5 mins.
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you win its probably just ujoints in the front..

i bow hahah
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everyone keeps saying u jointS

he only has one on the front shaft.
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everyone keeps saying u jointS

he only has one on the front shaft.
sorry ujoint******************

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better:e vil:
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yay i win..

okay ready stupid question time.. if one is a ujoint what is the other side?
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like a cv joint
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hmm some maybe i need the cv joint replaced and the ujoint hmm thanks for info =]
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You have to replace the whole shaft if the CV joint is bad.
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ugh thats what i was afraid of.
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read the thread where shanes puting a double cardone type of shaf in, there alot better then the cv type, or you can spend the extra money and get the superlift shaft.
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yeah i was reading that but just seems complicated lol
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The superlift is about $500 I think. Its a bolt on, no moddifying needed.
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Yeah i may just have mine re done cheap
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2wd for the win we dont have those pesky front driveshafts.
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$400 for a SL shaft


and 2wd for the loss, i had 4wd, then was only 2wd for a while and it BLOWS!
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really....i don't see how that rear joint/cv whatever the eff its called would take a dive on an unlifted truck. my buddys ranger has been superlifted for a year, his truck has like 160k, and he regularly wheels it and he's STILL running the stock shaft and it's drives perfect. YET. my 80k shaft took a dive after 5k of being lifted.


Find a junkyard if that rear joint is fubar. I got a quote for $75 for a 30,000 mile front shaft....and that was before my junkyard hookup discount.



I'd even take a peek at wheel bearings...
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really....i don't see how that rear joint/cv whatever the eff its called would take a dive on an unlifted truck. my buddys ranger has been superlifted for a year, his truck has like 160k, and he regularly wheels it and he's STILL running the stock shaft and it's drives perfect. YET. my 80k shaft took a dive after 5k of being lifted.


Find a junkyard if that rear joint is fubar. I got a quote for $75 for a 30,000 mile front shaft....and that was before my junkyard hookup discount.



I'd even take a peek at wheel bearings...
Well i will look i just think its unbalanced or something cause the vibration just doesnt seem normal seems like if i take my foot off the petal everything SHOULD still hold not gain slack and vibrate..
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you mentioned weird tire wear in another thread.....that would cause vibrations as well...


if you were to drive my truck...it'd drive you effing insane!! lol.


just get those joints looked at and go from there. no need to get a $500 shaft made.
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you mentioned weird tire wear in another thread.....that would cause vibrations as well...


if you were to drive my truck...it'd drive you effing insane!! lol.


just get those joints looked at and go from there. no need to get a $500 shaft made.
yeah no i just paid 685 on a rear im not up for a new front payment haha. but ill just have the joints done and have it balanced.
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JOINT singular. only one is replaceable on the front.
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