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im thinking of getting a one piece drive shaft made for my r154 swap as far as i know the only downer to this would be that id have to take out the diff to throw the shaft in but thats no big deal for me. what do you think?
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what about all the bends on the original one, would a one piece fit?
 

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should be less then $100 to have the stock front shaft and the r154 ujoint assembly welded and then balanced. a one peice shaft would be ~$200.
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yeah, a 1 peice driveshaft from scratch should be ~$200. i was quoted that twice by the same place. my brother was going to get a 1 piece aluminum driveshaft made for his truck and they said they gaurenteed a price of $200 tops for the 1 peice aluminum drive shaft from scratch and told me for my car it would be about the same, maybe a hair more depending on what u-joints they used.
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if you dont mind the possibility that its gonna suck, then id really like to see it done, and hear your results with it.

get it, then tell us if its a great idea, or if it sucked ass.
 

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My buddie got a custom one made for his mk3, 1 piece aluminum and it ran him about 500.00. i guess he got ripped but its pretty nice. I think that would be cool in a mk2 i'd for sure do it if i had the money. good luck.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but what is the purpose of a one piece over a 2? weight savings? less resistance? strength?
 

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TOYMAN321 said:
Pardon my ignorance but what is the purpose of a one piece over a 2? weight savings? less resistance? strength?
Typically, 1 piece driveshafts are lighter. The less rotating mass the engine has to overcome, the more of it's power is translated to the road.
 

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Lighter driveshaft don't help power much. The relatively small diameter means it has a small inertia (i.e. you won't get much gain). Most of the benefit is in the 20-30 lbs of weight you save on the car.
 

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cool cool... makes sense
 

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One issue, you have to remove the diff to change it out. If you want to pull the tranny out later, either the engine or the diff will have to come out first if you have a one piece shaft. No major deal, but something to consider. I think you can renew the center bearing and get new joints/yokes onto the old shafts for about the same $200.

The one piece shaft will work, from what I have heard.
 

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so im the only one that thinks Dave is one of the cooles guys on the board :wink:
 

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so im the only one that thinks Dave is one of the cooles guys on the board :wink:
 

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Depends on fabrication skills.I have talked with a few others,and there is another way to do a one piece DS nad not have to remove diffy or engine.Hard to explain,but 360ricky has it figured out,and it makes sense.Have to mod the rear K-member,make a DS loop that unbolts from said unit.I can see it,just can't explain it vert well.
 
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