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Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

Had a great time at Bear River on 88 up here in N. Cal. Took on some real soft stuff in some major ruts, snap goes the driveshaft!


Looks as though it had a hairline fracture, which leaked some grease and/or clamped down hard enough to not let the shaft extend, then it went, and took the splines with it.



On to my question, what would you do?
1. Go down to a driveline shop, and have them rebuild it (If possible).
2. Buy a new, stock replacement.
3. Go for an upgrade.
3a. 258i FI, T-5 (eventual world-class), D300, AMC20, Full Floaters, 31" (Eventual 33/35), 3.71 (Eventual 4.56), stock height (eventual soa).
3b. What choices do I have on upgrade. I am not broke, but I am very far from being rich [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

and, TIA!
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

Boy, does that look familiar.
I broke my driveshaft a few weeks ago in the same place. I just replaced the slip yoke. If you feel the need for more beef (and less $$ in your wallet) go for a custom one from Woods or similiar place. For the replacement like I did, try Peters Off road <a target="_blank" href=http://petersoffroad.com>petersoffroad.com</a>
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

Would a woods be stronger if I am only looking for stock setup? It looks as though they are more into specialty needs for non-stock drive angles and lengths.
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

I would fix what you have, or buy one from someone who has swapped to a different shaft. If you are going to do an SOA you will need new shafts again.

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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

Hey, Thanks Tom.
I didn't think the 2-3" lift of an SOA needed new shafts, positive?
Anyone have an old shaft to ship to N cal? I'll pick up the cost..
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

You can usually count an easy 5" of lift from SOA.
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

all you need is a new end, that is if the rest of the shaft is fine. i have NEVER broken one ther. i have broken like 12 U-joints, and ripped 5-6 shafts in 2 but never the yoke like that. anyhow looks liek all you need is a new end find a good one at a junk yard or ask a drive line place for one or even an offroad shop shoudl carry it. maybe even napa. then it'll just slip onto your drive line shaft and your all good. and yes expect atleast 4-6 inch from an SOA. are you getting axle wrap.? that'll do it in a heart beat.
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Re: Weekend Carnage, need new Driveshaft...

Ummm, 4-6"! wow, I didn't think that. I have to re-think this, as a summer daily driver on CA freeways (< 65 gets you an accident) that high maybe a little too risky.
Sorry to be a dumb a$$ after all this time, I never really researched the lift factor, just the dis/advantages.
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