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    So I might be in on one. Aluminum, steel one piece... hah I know of one company that sells a one piece carbon 5lbs for 900$ hehe, but I'll pass.

    What are the best prices out there for a KA manual non-abs? Anyone got used ones also? I'm trying to save money without losing out on the performance haha...
    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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    I really doubt anyone is going to have a used one piece driveshaft, as they are relatively rare.
    Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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    • #3
      Ha, ecugrad just sold his aluminum one for $200. Should've posted this two days ago.

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      • #4
        I got an extremely good deal on my aluminum shaft from Shaftmasters's eBay store. They sponsor Zilvia (I think, or is it Nico...) and the quality is great. Just a point of info, I've had an old Enjuku aluminum and a local steel shaft in my car. Never had a problem with any of them.
        She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jmauld View Post
          Ha, ecugrad just sold his aluminum one for $200. Should've posted this two days ago.
          I was gonna post it for sale here but I posted for sale on a local board. A guy 8 miles from me bought within 2 hours

          There are some on ebay for ~$220 that might or might not be cheep China knockoffs

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          • #6
            Yeah I think I'll go for the shaftmasters one... i researched it abit, seems like the same parts spicy u-joints or whatever as driveshaft shopper just at bargain pricing, its balanced and has some nvh reducing crap inside the shaft too so its good according to the general consensus... i need this shipped asap, shipping to canada is 40 i hope its express.... ****en customs gona rape me again......
            "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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            • #7
              AFAIK, DriveShaftShop makes the Enjuku ones. Try calling them.

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              • #8
                ... the company that makes the flanges is Spicer. All the shafts I've had (3) had the same Spicer parts. Only the middle was different.

                AFAIK, no one is making driveshafts in China.
                She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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                • #9
                  well i bought the shaftmasters ones, or rather my dad bought it off ebay as i dont have an ebay account i sent him money but its not cleared yet... stupid paypal.. i guess its cause its the weekend. They say they ship from the moment they receive payment. Looking forward to it...
                  "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                  • #10
                    Paypal is gay the e-cheques take so long to clear... still hasnt' cleared can you believe that... even though i have money on account (they finally took money yesterday yay...) and even though im verified... i hate paypal... hopefully tomorrow it clears then shaftmasters can make and send me the driveshaft...
                    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Epstein View Post
                      I got an extremely good deal on my aluminum shaft from Shaftmasters's eBay store. They sponsor Zilvia (I think, or is it Nico...) and the quality is great. Just a point of info, I've had an old Enjuku aluminum and a local steel shaft in my car. Never had a problem with any of them.
                      $245 shipped on an aluminum driveshaft- thanks for the tip. Actually, thanks for being helpful in general, since every post you've made seems to contain some insight or nugget of wisdom that I find interesting or useful.

                      I was going to go with a steel shaft before I saw the deals shaftmasters has in their ebay store. On their site their steel shaft was $280 and their aluminum shaft was $325 (both shipped). Going by DSS weights a steel shaft would be around 15lbs, aluminum, ~11lbs. If it was a simple matter of $45 for a better lighter shaft I would've done it right the first time and ponied up. However, searches on Zilvia (my least favorite if most prolific source of information) found people claiming that aluminum has some cons to go along with the pros. Supposedly you can have a steel shaft rebalanced, shortened, or rebuilt with new u-joints more easily than aluminum, and worse, steel is supposedly more resilient. As in, it can hit road debris, or have an e-brake cable snap and wrap and not cut through it, and so on. Supposedly aluminum also reacts worse in a case of catastrophic failure- the steel twists and breaks while the aluminum splinters and explodes.

                      All of that came from Zilvia so unfortunately I can't put much faith in it. If any of you can confirm or debunk any of those allegations I'd be very grateful. But I'll throw it out there that from a calculation Def made the MOI difference is negligible and 4lbs of static weight reduction did not seem worth the possible tradeoffs and $45 more. However, at $245 and no indication that requesting a steel shaft would make it any cheaper, I don't think you can lose with this shaftmasters aluminum shaft from the ebay store.
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                      1991 240SX Coupe

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                      • #12
                        The aluminum shaft likely won't twist as much, but when it snaps it'll be about the same as a steel one - which is to say not pretty. They'll both pretty much eat through a car's unibody, probably the steel shaft most of all.
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                        • #13
                          Man, I don't think any of those points from Zilvia is correct. Why would the fact that it's aluminum make it less rebuildable. All of these are built around Mustang u-joints and are snap-ring'd in. A friend of mine had an aluminum driveshaft let go on him after dragging loose ebrake cables finally machined it down. I don't think there was much if any damage from the broken shaft, and I know he doesn't run a loop. Actually he was more concerned about borrowing my spare shaft than what happened under the car! Contrast that to when he had an axle let go on his Z31, which gutted the entire corner of the car.
                          She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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                          • #14
                            That stuff freaks me out... but damn...

                            Well.. How about carbon fibre shafts haha.. those things are like 900 bux, not that I'm gona get it. I'm guessing that stuff shatters to oblivion?

                            I mean im gona be pushing 150whp-ish when all is said and done, stupid stage 3 clutch kit with 10lbs flywheel, hlsd, and 17x9 255/40/17 wheels weighing in at a 47lbs total (heavy... ), solid tranny mounts and cusco engine mounts...I doubt it'll really be able to shatter it haha... I mean racepar1 has basically the same setup and he's doing fine whooping evo asses lol.

                            I think these things become more prevalent when making tons of power and being super abusive like hitting curbs while drifting or something... but I dunno.. thank God never happened to me...
                            Last edited by a_ahmed; 10-05-2008, 05:19 PM.
                            "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                            • #15
                              Is it just me, or is there something just a tad gay about the name "Shaftmasters?"

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