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Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:53 pm 
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I need to balance my tailshaft in my ute (XE).
Does anyone recommend or know of a place in brisbane that does them?
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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:21 am 
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Not quite Brisbane but i've used Gibbs Truck Parts at Labrador on the coast. Maybe theres one near you? or similar.
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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:45 pm 
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i found one today, driveline services in archerfield.
might go pull the tailshaft out tonight.
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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:36 pm 
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just pulled out the tailshaft, and the uni joint roller bearings were pretty much rooted.
grains of sugar had more thickness than the rollers. it looks like melted cheese.
thank f**k i wasnt' gonna drive it tomorrow, it wouldn't have lasted long.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:34 pm 
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FYI. I got my old tailshaft from Brisbane Driveline something... (they had a pink sticker on the tailshaft)

The "Brand New" shaft they sold me, was a 2nd hand one, they had heated with an oxy torch to straighten, and then painted.

It ripped in 2 peices. Caused a lot of damage to my car.

I now have a custom made 2 peice from Mal Wood Automotive.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Send it up to mal wood he's only in Warwick

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:54 pm 
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xr8chic - that's dodgy, did you pursue them?
i've left it with driveline services.
a good mate of mine did his a little while back and was real happy with it.

off topic a bit: - whats it worth to get a loop for the tailshaft?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:55 pm 
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tailshaft loops arent real dear

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:16 am 
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You can make one up yourself in under an hour.
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:45 pm 
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XR8Chic wrote:
FYI. I got my old tailshaft from Brisbane Driveline something... (they had a pink sticker on the tailshaft)

The "Brand New" shaft they sold me, was a 2nd hand one, they had heated with an oxy torch to straighten, and then painted.

It ripped in 2 peices. Caused a lot of damage to my car.

I now have a custom made 2 peice from Mal Wood Automotive.


how much the mal wood one set you back?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:27 pm 
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Gibbs do a great job Mal wood also but freight is a little dear. NOT driveline services (had some dodgy ones from them) :roll: :cry:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:11 pm 
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true?
mine still dosen't feel right, there is a slight shake there at 80+km/h.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:16 am 
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If the drive shaft has imbalance it doesnt shake unless the runout is say over 5mm. They will hum and normally over 80 km/h.
Your shaft probarbly wont need to be balanced after the UJ has been replaced.
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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:59 am 
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Tail shaft looks are about $50 ish from rare spares.

I tried to speak to the dodgy Brisbane Driveline place about the tailshaft, but I couldnt prove the shaft that broke was there one (even though it had there sticker on it)

The 2 peice tailshaft from Mal Wood - I think it was around the grand mark.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:20 pm 
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XR8Chic wrote:
The 2 peice tailshaft from Mal Wood - I think it was around the grand mark.


Who installed the middle link/brace for you, or did you do it yourself?

 

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