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Old 02-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Northridge driveshaft

Installed my driveshaft in december it broke last light take of from the traffic light in the middle of the intersection,


SERIOUSLY, WTF monday I call northridge and ask what the H.

Anyone else had issues with aftermarket driveshafts

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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On road?
Yea on a flat florida road
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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which shaft? and who installed it? what specifically broke? thats crazy, havn't heard anything like this before
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Best thing to do in the future is have a local place make one for you. 9 times out of 10 they are cheaper, and you will have someone to talk to if it breaks again

I've chucked many a driveshaft in my years, I build the stoughtest ones money can buy now.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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When you say broke, do you mean it seized on you? Was there a bunch of grease on your undercarriage?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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When you say broke, do you mean it seized on you? Was there a bunch of grease on your undercarriage?
No the u joint snapped, as if it couldn't handle the torque and spun faster the the diff.
I don't have pic upload put I will post tomorrow. it was the coast drive shaft the sell at northridge 4x4

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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No the u joint snapped, it was the coast drive shaft the sell at northridge 4x4

This one
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Wow man...I don't think I've ever heard of that happening on a flat, paved road. Gotta wonder about the install, what kind of angle it was at...or it could just be a defective one, I guess. Though I doubt that happens very often. Coast, Tom Woods and JE Reel are all supposed to be pretty outstanding, as far as I know.

Either way, sucks.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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Wow man...I don't think I've ever heard of that happening on a flat, paved road. Gotta wonder about the install, what kind of angle it was at...or it could just be a defective one, I guess.

Either way, sucks.
Well the install was my trusted mechanic did my new engine, my centerforce clutch, suspension, and and fix here and there, never gave me any trouble.

And i was shock when I heard the familiar sound, my buddy was following me and could not believe it.
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Where did it break?
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Was the pinion angle adjusted for the new shaft?
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Where did it break?
At the U-joint by the diff,


On a flat road on my way home on my daily commute
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Was the pinion angle adjusted for the new shaft?
Good question! I would think so. He works on modified truck very often, and does mechanic for custom truck shops
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Good question! I would think so. He works on modified truck very often, and does mechanic for custom truck shops
If you have adjustable arms on your lift then it was possible.

The aftermarket shafts really want the pinion angle to be set properly.
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I got mine from Dave, it's a Coast, no issues

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If you have adjustable arms on your lift then it was possible.

The aftermarket shafts really want the pinion angle to be set properly.
I have a 2.5" OME lift! Didn't figure that would be to much effect, it stock arms
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I got mine from Dave, it's a Coast, no issues

yet
I was told it was great for rock crawling so I thought "well thats way more then I need so great", I did my research and got great reviews, ( I'm very picking with my cars only the best, you will never see me buy Chinese, Indian or any other cheap labour parts, American, German, or Australian, And believe it or not Venezuelan body armor,
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I have a 2.5" OME lift! Didn't figure that would be to much effect, it stock arms
Certainly not a huge lift. Not sure what angle they recommend?

FWIW - I have a TF 2.5” spring lift on my 2 door and wheel it pretty good with the stock shafts. If you aren’t spitting grease from the CV joint they the stock shafts work out pretty good.
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If it's just the U-joint that broke, I'd just replace it, check the alignment angle and go on. You can probably get the u-joint at about any bearing house or Auto parts store. Are they greasable ujoints or sealed?
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If it's just the U-joint that broke, I'd just replace it, check the alignment angle and go on. You can probably get the u-joint at about any bearing house or Auto parts store. Are they greasable ujoints or sealed?
That's not the point the point is they shouldn't break, especially not at a light after 2 months since installed
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That's not the point the point is they shouldn't break, especially not at a light after 2 months since installed
I agree. Better to find out what caused it, or – unless it's just a freak product malfunction – it'll just happen again.

Which would suck.
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I have a 2.5" OME lift! Didn't figure that would be to much effect, it stock arms
If you still have the stock control arms, there's no way to adjust the pinion angle. This is why your drive shaft failed.
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Certainly not a huge lift...
I have seen some folks getting 3+ inches off an OME 2 1/2" lift
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I have seen some folks getting 3+ inches off an OME 2 1/2" lift
Even if that is so I have seen 3 and four inch lifts with on stock driveshafts
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that doesn't matter really. It is either A) installed wrong B) u joint was defective. I'm going with A
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everyone seems to like dave at nortridge, and folks love je reel shafts. sucks that yours broke, but its not worth freaking out over yet, unless both dave and a je reel rep show up at your door and beat your senseless and burn down your house. Seriously, lets hear a response first. sounds like an unusual case
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I have Tom Woods, no issues.
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everyone seems to like dave at nortridge, and folks love je reel shafts. sucks that yours broke, but its not worth freaking out over yet, unless both dave and a je reel rep show up at your door and beat your senseless and burn down your house. Seriously, lets hear a response first. sounds like an unusual case
I agree I started this thread to get feed back if I was alone, I waiting till northridge open to call them up.
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well the op doesnt know a whole lot and im assuming the mechanic is the same.

these driveshafts don't just go bad or malfunction. its 99.9% the install fail.
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Wow. I'm surprised. I've heard nothing but amazing things about Coast, JE Reel, and Tom Woods. I was looking into Tom Woods front and possibly rear as well.

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