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Old 11-20-2002, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Driveshaft Questions/Feedback wanted.

Well today i find out that my fairly new GBR front Double Carden drive shaft needs to be completely rebuilt, New U-Js, etc, and the splines in the slip joint are trashed.
I decided that rather than get this one repaired, it would be worth the few extra bucks to go ahead and get a new shaft built.


I am looking at either a DC or DDC shaft from Tom Woods, as it seems that everyone that has used Tom Woods has nothing but good things to say about the service and shaft quality.

Anyway, Can any one offer any positive or negative feedback on who to buy from and what to buy?
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Also, who should i stay away from?
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally have a Tom Woods driveshaft on the front of my truck and think it is great. I think John at Rovertym is now offering the Double Double Cardon driveshaft. Or whatever the hell you call them.

I had the same problem with my rear "custom" double cardon d/s. Apparently I don't treat my truck very well. The "rebuilder" as we will call him mentioned that maybe I need to grease the D/S every couple of weeks during heavy use. I had been doing it about every other month. Not enough I guess.
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I would go with Jess at our very own High-Angle. The boy know's his sheiat, and treats his customers the way they should be treated. He also has the LR issues worked out.

I GARUUNTEEE that you WON'T have the issues you had with GBR stuff if you go with HighAngle.

If I didn't score a sponsorship deal with Six States I would have gone with Jess hands down.

Do a search on the general board and you'll see.

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Old 11-20-2002, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the shaft Ben had made by jess was pretty sweet, but man was it over priced. I got it quoted here for almost half of the High line price.
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Just give Jess a call (he alway's answers the phone) and you'll see why.
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I've hard of nothing but problems with the GBR shafts. I will defintly be calling Jess this spring when I get the axles under my Rover.
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Thanks guys, this is just what i needed. I think i will call tom woods tommorow....
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I am not a champion of Bill by any means, but, he does have a new mfg'r of the shafts he's selling. I have physically compared mine to the older one, and it is much cleaner. I have only had it on for 1 trail run and about 500 road miles though.

I like Jess's stuff as well, but if you have a budget, wow.

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he does have a new mfg'r of the shafts he's selling. I have physically compared mine to the older one, and it is much cleaner.
I have to agree with that.

I sheared a weld on my old GBR "HD" shaft. The new one was built using the existing joints and slip yoke (for only $50 by the way, thanks Bill !) with a new tube considerably larger then the old one. The welds are also a lot better...

The "new" GBR shafts are nothing like the "old" ones.

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