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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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I had Tom at Precision Drive Shaft on Rosemary build a 1310 CV shaft for my 2001 4runner. He did a great job putting it together and used quality parts. However, he could not balance it with the double cardan attached to the shaft and had to do it from a single cardan on either end. I got it installed and noticed some vibes coming from the drive line which was confirmed by removing the rear shaft and driving using the front drive train.

My anti social behavior neglected to get the gentleman's name, but he let me show up one morning and squeezed me in to get the shaft balanced as a unit. Took about 45 minutes from the time I dropped it off till I was off to do other things. Not only did he get it balanced, but he said the slip joint end was out of round by .012 so he brought it to .005. Rather than risk running it out of round by welding weights on, he did some grinding on the meat areas of either end to bring it into balance. Feels perfect now and cost $45.

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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I had Tom at Precision Drive Shaft on Rosemary build a 1310 CV shaft for my 2001 4runner. He did a great job putting it together and used quality parts. However, he could not balance it with the double cardan attached to the shaft and had to do it from a single cardan on either end. I got it installed and noticed some vibes coming from the drive line which was confirmed by removing the rear shaft and driving using the front drive train.

My anti social behavior neglected to get the gentleman's name, but he let me show up one morning and squeezed me in to get the shaft balanced as a unit. Took about 45 minutes from the time I dropped it off till I was off to do other things. Not only did he get it balanced, but he said the slip joint end was out of round by .012 so he brought it to .005. Rather than risk running it out of round by welding weights on, he did some grinding on the meat areas of either end to bring it into balance. Feels perfect now and cost $45.

http://businessfinder.mlive.com/1299...t-Ypsilanti-MI
Brian is probably who helped you.

I had them rebuild one of my shafts a year or so ago. And my dad also used them recently with good luck. They aren't the same as they used to be, but it's still about the only place I trust.
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They built a long travel CV shaft for me last year. He turned it around quick, for reasonable cost, and good quality. I'd use them again.
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