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    Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    Not sure if this is posted somewhere, did not find anything with a basic search. Does anyone have the specs for the drive shaft replacement parts handy or know where they can be found? I have very little need for them with regards to drag racing like most, but I have so many of these things laying around that are not bad, but aren't great. Getting the parts to rebuild and have some spares lying around would be nice to have if the parts are available to rebuild these.


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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    The filler shaft for the equal length axle setup ?
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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    I would be interested in this too.

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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by 135sohc View Post
    The filler shaft for the equal length axle setup ?
    I'm referring to the CV shafts and the parts to rebuild those. Bearings, races, boots, clamps, the shafts connecting the two ends.


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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    The proliferation of cheap, offshore cv axles has effectively killed the aftermarket for service parts. Look as DSS axles, they were just another middle man buying the semi finished components from someone else and doing the finish machining/assembly. That 'someone else' either went out of business or decided it was not worth the cost to make the raw components so here we are.
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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    Definitely not arguing the simplicity of buying from a vendor, but it cannot be remotely more or as expensive to buy raw materials and build your own than from DSS. $800 for a set of axles (assuming they'll build them) cannot be cheaper than sourcing the parts independently. Maybe the suppliers don't sell directly to individuals, that may be the reason parts are not obtainable or maybe it is the required purchase volume. But watching the thread for the DSS group buy go on for years on end without completion and the cost make me think we could build our own with "stock" parts and sizing (bearings, races, etc.) for way less than $800. I don't need the same thing as the drag racing guys, that may be the main reason to go with DSS. And I may be oversimplifying the situation, but discounting the cost of our time, I'm willing to spend more than expected for a built shaft from Napa (assuming they even have them) to build my own. I just don't know where to buy parts and specs and was hoping someone out there was already doing this.


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    Re: Drive shaft rebuild parts list (bearings, boots, cages, etc.)

    Let me also say that if there is a better solution that offers more support or better engineering, I'm all for that. I was talking to someone about something similar to the Porsche style setup, where the CV joint mates up to the drive shaft with the bolt up style to connect to the outer CV joint, that works too. I have all intent to race my car more and ensuring I can get replacement parts without having to drive a long ways or order online in advance is preferred. I lost a drive shaft on the way back from a track event and had to be driven 2+ hours round trip to get a replacement shaft.


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