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Old 02-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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The center suppoort driveshaft bearing went out on my 05 m6, the dealer said they can't get the bearing alone and the new driveshaft (2 piece) would cost $1500. Should I switch to a 1 piece aluminum or stick with the 2 piece?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I would just go with the one piece for about the same price I went with drive shaft shop can't remember how much I think $800 bucks rated for 800hp
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A 3.5" 1 piece from DSS is only $680.

Nothing you'd have to change, just swap it in.
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Call up Frank at the Driveshaft Shop. There is a forum discount and he will get you taken care of.
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Thanks a lot guys. I'll check into these options.
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Same problem with my GTO. I just picked up a 3.5" Aluminum 1 piece with adapter for $465. No way I was going back with another 2 piece.
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Same problem with my GTO. I just picked up a 3.5" Aluminum 1 piece with adapter for $465. No way I was going back with another 2 piece.
where did you find a 1 piece ds for 465???
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A local had it. He had bought it from another local guy, who had it built and was running 9's with it. I know locally, we have a drivetrain shop that will build you a custom shaft somewhere in the $300 range, but you still have to buy the piece to attach it. If I hadn't picked up the DS from a local member, I was just going to have on built. I'm not sure how much a shaft cost to ship (the one I just got literally feels like it's only 15lbs), but if you can't find a local shop, I coul dask the shop down here to build one, and I could ship it to you? Just throwing that out there, but do a google search for local driveline/drivetrain shops
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A local had it. He had bought it from another local guy, who had it built and was running 9's with it. I know locally, we have a drivetrain shop that will build you a custom shaft somewhere in the $300 range, but you still have to buy the piece to attach it. If I hadn't picked up the DS from a local member, I was just going to have on built. I'm not sure how much a shaft cost to ship (the one I just got literally feels like it's only 15lbs), but if you can't find a local shop, I coul dask the shop down here to build one, and I could ship it to you? Just throwing that out there, but do a google search for local driveline/drivetrain shops

Nice gto 0fivecc. I have a 04 goat just curious is this a common problem to have? Im kinda new to the gm side and gto's.
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well see here is my problem. i broke my tranny so im getting a new one, broke ds, so i have to get a new one of those too. the problem is im eventually going to get a gforce 9in but not there ds im going to get a denny's ds which is rated at 2500hp and is guarentted not to break. so the prob im having is i dont wanna spend 680 bucks on a dss just to turn around and sell it soon after
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Nice gto 0fivecc. I have a 04 goat just curious is this a common problem to have? Im kinda new to the gm side and gto's.
it all depends on what you do with the car. just drive it and the occasional romping on it or do you race it. some things to watch for are radius rod bushings, strut mounts, fuel rail covers they cut your fuel lines, and im sure there are some other things. oh rear spings sag
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Does anyone know if DSS will allow you to pick a DS up at their warehouse?
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How did you know the drive shaft was bad? Ive got a vibration in 6th gear only at 60-75mph. I'm thinking its my DS. Saw the 550hp drive shaft at the DSS. Thinking of getting the one piece
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Before you buy a driveshaft, check out Gforce1320, they have the best designed rear yoke. I'm running a Gforce driveshaft and it's great.
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