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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Looking for a drive line shop around Kalamazoo/Three Rivers area. I've had nothing but bad luck with the one shop I know of in kalamazoo. The last shaft they built for me has been vibrating since day 1. I'd take it back and tell them to fix it but I've had to do that multiple times before and I'm done with that place. I could go on and on with the issues I've had with them, like building a shaft way too short while they had the vehicle, twice.
I also need gears set in an 8.8, the place I mentioned above wants close to $1,000 to do one axle. Unless things have really changed in the past couple years that seems almost double what it should be.
Any recommendations? I'm willing to drive a little but I work 7 days a week and won't take a day off to drive too far.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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I think an ex coworker, now retired, had a driveshaft rebuilt at valley truck parts in G.R. I can't remember with absolute certainty though. I remember it was off of an early 90's dodge and one of the yokes was a little crooked as new so they had to cut it off and replace/reweld it. He was happy with the work they did.
There is always the possibility of shipping it too if you don't want to drive somewhere.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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JCR used to do gear set ups im not sure if they still do ??
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Old December 29th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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JCR used to do gear set ups im not sure if they still do ??
I believe they got away from it but im hoping with the new shop they start again. I've been meaning to give them a call.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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DTS in Ionia can do both...
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Valley Truck in st joe does good drive shaft work.
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D & R Driveline in Grandville has been good for me.
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DTS in Ionia can do both...
X2 they have done all my drive shafts.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #9
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I had Mike at Martin Spring in Kalamazoo build a 1350 driveshaft for my 76c10. It's a great piece.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #10
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Just use Tom woods and get the right stuff the first time
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Tattons. Great guys. Great price. Great product

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Valley and DTS are both great!

As for Dennis at D n R fukc him! He has fucked up more of my shit then he has gotten right.

Come to think of it the only thing he did right for me the first time he argued with me about doing it that way... Odd

Sadly I used him for a lot of driveshaft and re gear work before moving on
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just use tom woods and get the chinese stuff the first time
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