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Old 11-14-2010
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a buddy of mine runs that exact same shaft as his rear shaft on his k5. one tons, 40s. the works. the thing has held up great. you wont be dissapointed
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sweet! never thought of doing that. can't wait to see the final product
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Cool, how do you go about balancing the driveshaft after you turn it on the lathe?
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a buddy of mine runs that exact same shaft as his rear shaft on his k5. one tons, 40s. the works. the thing has held up great. you wont be dissapointed
Awesome! Great to hear. I figured it would too. I am going to order another and run it in the front.

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sweet! never thought of doing that. can't wait to see the final product
haha yeah me either until I was laying under the superduty and grabbed a tape measure.

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Cool, how do you go about balancing the driveshaft after you turn it on the lathe?
Ive been told by several Dana machine shop guys that if you face both ends of the DS off correctly and make it a good fit it will not need balanced. So I am not going to balance them.
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That's cool, I wonder just how much weight it has to be off to really feel a difference in it while driving.
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well if you put a zip tie on a driveshaft it will completely throw it off balance.
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Wow, just a zip tie can do that... so when you weld on the new piece of DOM, it will have to be perfectly centered. I wouldn't have that much trust in my work.
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It takes quite a bit of patience to get it right, but if you take your time getting everything straight and weld evenly you won't need to balance it.
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Ive been told by several Dana machine shop guys that if you face both ends of the DS off correctly and make it a good fit it will not need balanced. So I am not going to balance them.
thats BS! just broke another tranny due to a brand new shaft that i had made(that was made correctly) being out of balance... get em balanced!
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Yeah you might as well cover your *** and get them balanced. It is a small cost in the grand scheme of things. I could understand how an unbalanced shaft could cause problems with gear boxes over time. Even if you trailer it over time, night as well balance them properly.
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just throw some bb's inside it and it will balance itself
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If you where strictly off road trails I would not balance them, but since you run higher speeds (dunes and road) I would balance them for piece of mind.
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If you where strictly off road trails I would not balance them, but since you run higher speeds (dunes and road) I would balance them for piece of mind.
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I still dont think it will be an issue. Several guys have done what I am doing then go pay to have them balanced and the shop doesnt do anything because it is balanced. Im not too worried about it.
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i agree with you zach, worst case is it is outta balance, then you take them to go get balanced... its not like they cant once you bolt them down
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i agree with you zach, worst case is it is outta balance, then you take them to go get balanced... its not like they cant once you bolt them down
That does seem to be the best way to go... assuming you don't let it go too long unbalanced if it is. Being that this is Zach we're talking about, I don't think that would ever happen.
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I still dont think it will be an issue. Several guys have done what I am doing then go pay to have them balanced and the shop doesnt do anything because it is balanced. Im not too worried about it.
go ahead and be hard headed... everytime you dont listen to me, it costs you more money.
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you just love saying that dont you Nick! now for sure it wont work. haha
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I ordered one of these as well. Should adapt to my 205/f250 driveshaft pretty well.

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I remounted my bedsides tonight, getting closer to the point where I can scale it and get the right springs on the rear.
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balance ur shafts...




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I remounted my bedsides tonight, getting closer to the point where I can scale it and get the right springs on the rear.
sweet deal!
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lol nick..
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my trans housing extension did that when my shaft got out of balance. i wheeled one weekend, didnt notice a vibe or anything. next thing i know, im on the side of the road with a split trans extension housing. and i look at the theres a slight scrape in the driveshaft. enough to throw it out of balance.

but, youre not gonna be DD'ing this thing either..
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ive bent and dented 2 driveshafts already and never had issues with the housings cracking. I dont disagree with you guys but in this case I really think it will be fine.
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Did you weld that once already? lol
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