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Old 01-10-2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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Anyone gone to a one piece cause Im thiinking about it. Im wondering if itll be lighter, cause more ware on the other yokes and if 150 is a good price for a custom driveshaft. Any one got anything Id be much appreciative. Thanks
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I have, but you should go to a reputable place to get your driveshaft. You have the option of Aluminum or Steel. I suggest going to these guys for your driveshaft needs.

http://www.shaftmasters.com/index.html

I first got a steel one from Driftmotion and it made vibrations on the freeway at 60 plus mph. I even tried to get it balanced without success. Shaftmasters aluminum is awesome.

Although it will cost you over $150......actually the cost of the one piece is just a little over the cost of buying a new center carrier bearing from Toyota.
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More wear, yes... in a few places; also harsher on the gears as you move between on throttle and off throttle conditions...

Aluminum is the lighter choice, steel is the stronger choice. Aluminum reverberates at a higher pitch than steel and as such you see a fair number of people complain that the Alum DS is loud.

There are a LOT of factors to consider. I posted in a thread about this recently, do a search and you should be able to find it readily enough.

Remember! Each of the MKIII drive shafts are different lengths and use different yokes.

Reydio, local shops can fabricate them pretty quickly and usually do it for less. $150's a bit lower than I expected though and I'd be inclined to ask what wall thickness, outside diameter and grade steel their planning on using.
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yes cre i think we had this discussion before...im looking at the driveshafts from horsepowerfreaks.com

i looked at one particular driveshaft that got many good reviews and i would want to get steel because like you said it is much lighter than the stock DS
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My personal recommendation would be go to the source and get one built to your car's specific measurements.
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Thanks Ill let you know more when I take the DS down there to him. The guy said 150 if he can use my parts and 300 if he had to use all new parts. The only thing is at some point I plan to put a turbo motor and 5 speed trans in and dont want to have to do this again, on the other hand I got to drive it now with the setup I got and cant stand the thump that happens every time I shift and go into gear not to mention the viberations I get at certin RPMs. Ill do another search but nothing came up earlier when I did one. Maybe Ill try some other keywords
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Each transmission uses a different drive shaft. You're not going to be able to use this one with either of the MKIII manual transmissions.



Just a note for those reading:
Another option, is to have the OEM drive shaft rebuilt with lighter tubing... still need a carrier bearing in that case, but there may be some inexpensive options available that way.
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