I agree.To be honest. I feel like i shouldn't have to. I feel like the bolt should be enough. My kid rides in this car from time to time. I feel as though if that wasn't where it was. There would be zero issues cause the clearance from the nut to driveshaft is just enough as it is. The weights definitely throw a wrench into things now. I should've just bought new guibos for my old driveshaft.
Kfxgai had a thread a while back about the DS lengths. The overall length of the driveshaft should be the same for all cars, measured from rear guibo to the end of the front yoke. The problem is mixing and matching yokes and driveshafts, iirc.I was in the same situation as you couple weeks ago. Dumped the clutch and carrier bearing gave up. Figured I could replace it, again, or buy a 1 piece and be done. Price wise I knew I was going to come out of pocket for it so I found mine used for $525 shipped to my door. Rebuilt 2-piece would have been maybe $250 in parts with knowing that I have wear parts in there. I figured the extra money for the 1 piece would bring that piece of mine and whatever reported benefits.
so far no regrets. Have just revved it to about 4500 and maybe 50mph. No issue aside from the random u-joint clunk and all my clunks are gone. I’ve longed for my car to feel like a modern muscle car and didn’t think it’d be possible with this car. I seriously just want to drive it now just to drive it And that’s just from some driveway and runs around the block.
moral of the story, if you’re not game for mods when modding then yeah, go back to stock and not trying to be a jerk at all.
Each car will be unique and you may be the lucky guy who has to adjust pinion angle, trim extra and add a diff insert 🤷🏼♂️
I mean I was glad my shaft wasn’t the early “long” style that I read about people getting where the front flange bottoms into the transmission case. It is the “universal” design with the adapter plate though.
I just checked, i forgot the the DSS aluminium driveshafts are thicker than the carbon. All the same, with the bolts removed or ground down, it should clear.Sucky situation indeed. Keep us posted and I hope it all works out for ya.
Feel like you may end up having to reverse the nut/bolt for more clearance but won’t know until you can get an idea for how much more room you need. like cutting the nut out and welding a slim head bolt from under and securing the nut from the inside. Granted still a lot of work for a pricey “standard item”.
Maybe shimming the diff down night help if it doesn’t throw your driveline angles out too much?
i member reading a thread while I was fixin to put mine on. Some guy had a longer 1 piece issue in a ‘04 I believe. He too bought it used, the yoke was touching the housing or seal, either way no room for flexing is what he had. Kinda sparked a debate between DSS and gforce with one if saying they had the secret sauce that worked for all years - both talking about ‘04’s and early ‘05’s having a shorter shaft.I agree.
Kfxgai had a thread a while back about the DS lengths. The overall length of the driveshaft should be the same for all cars, measured from rear guibo to the end of the front yoke. The problem is mixing and matching yokes and driveshafts, iirc.