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Old September 11th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Driveshift Balancing Required

I'm looking for someone that does driveshaft balancing on the side somewhere in the Waterford / Clarkston area. I had my shaft lengthen (it was fun) and supposedly balanced but now I'm chewing up U-joints.

Thanks for any info
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Old September 11th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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not interested in spin balancing?
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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not interested in spin balancing?
I'm not quite following your question, but I'm assuming that how it should be balanced, by the means of a lath or some other spining device. let me know your thoughts please.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #4
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I build. All my own driveshafts for offroad use and all I do for balancing is drill a hole at the top of the tube and pour 3/4 of a quart of trans fluid in it then weld the hole up. I've had mine up to 70 with no. Vibs and have not broke or wore out a u joint since built. That was in january I wheel about twice a month if not more. Just my .02 good luck
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Old September 12th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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what zach said, works just dandy fine. just make sure to keep your joints in phase.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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I build. All my own driveshafts for offroad use and all I do for balancing is drill a hole at the top of the tube and pour 3/4 of a quart of trans fluid in it then weld the hole up. I've had mine up to 70 with no. Vibs and have not broke or wore out a u joint since built. That was in january I wheel about twice a month if not more. Just my .02 good luck
Great to know!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #7
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I build. All my own driveshafts for offroad use and all I do for balancing is drill a hole at the top of the tube and pour 3/4 of a quart of trans fluid in it then weld the hole up. I've had mine up to 70 with no. Vibs and have not broke or wore out a u joint since built. That was in january I wheel about twice a month if not more. Just my .02 good luck
I'm gonna have to try that!!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:45 AM   #8
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i also do the fluid trick
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Old September 13th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #9
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How do you determind the rocket science behind how much fluid to use ??

Is there a general rule of thumb for fluid used Vs tube lenght or dia ??
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Old September 13th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #10
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Ok thanks for the info, I found out that Clydes in Waterford/Pontiac does high speed balancing for around $85.00
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Old September 13th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #11
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you may want to check your pinion angle too
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Old September 13th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #12
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how did you lengthen the shaft? sounds like you did it yourself?
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #13
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how did you lengthen the shaft? sounds like you did it yourself?
The long story is, a contractor at my work told me that driveshaft fabrication was he side job and have been doing it for 15 years. To give him credit, he does seem to know what he's talking about. The only problem is he's no longer at my work and lives downriver. Now he measured the driveshaft out in the parking lot at work and then the next day I brought the shift to work for him to take home. On a Saturday I went to install it but it was to long. He drove from downriver to Waterford, picked it up and went back home. He made the adjustment and drove it back all in the same day. I think he probably skip the second balancing. So I was looking for someone local to do the balancing so I didn't have to drive it downriver. Sorry, more information then you properly asking for.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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I saw your truck somewhere around White Lake/Waterford last weekend it doesn't look to much higher than my 73 and I have been able to run the stock shaft. On my 77 I moved the axle back and just orderd a shaft from Tom Woods. Nice Bronco BTW.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #15
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I saw your truck somewhere around White Lake/Waterford last weekend it doesn't look to much higher than my 73 and I have been able to run the stock shaft. On my 77 I moved the axle back and just orderd a shaft from Tom Woods. Nice Bronco BTW.
I have a 5.5 lift and was able to run the stock driveshafts but 1-2" of the splines was showing. So for offloading reasons I had them lengthen. Thank for the compliment and if you see me around town stop me and we'll talk Bronco's .
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