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driveshaft shortened for a 5 speed conversion. Short of paying $400 to Driveline Services, is there a Bay Area shop that can do the work?

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A friend of mine just got a driveshaft lengthened for $80... why do I keep hearing of it costing $300-400 for a 2002? Is it because the U-joint is rebuilt too?

It seems like lengthening a driveshaft would be no worse than shortening one. I'll be shortening mine RSN.

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who refuse to touch the thing, fearing (probably from experience) that you'll put it on, it'll fail, then you'll want them to fix it- something they can't do!

So Driveline Services takes a pre-emptive strike and replaces the u- joints anyway.

Anyone with a lathe can technically do the job- and if it then fails, you can sent it to Driveline services, and they'll re- joint it for you for $35 less...

It stinks, but there it is. The complete 320, with brand- spankin' new brakes, clutch, decent engine and tranny cost half what the driveshaft did!

Anybody got a wrecked 325 for me?

t

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The high cost is usually due to modifying the shaft to install replacable u-joints. It requires machining of all 4 yokes.

Many times, the cost also includes 2 u-joints, guibo, and center bearing. That's around $80 - $100 alone. Your friend didn't have these parts replaced by the driveline shop.

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