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Old 02-01-2015, 03:19 PM
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Powertrain Industries Drive Shafts?

https://www.powertrainindustries.com...catalog_id=661

Any good or bad info on these. Somebody is selling a front for 2012-2014 for a decent price.

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They claim to specialize in making hard to find/make driveshafts for cars so I wouldn't expect a HD unit. I would feel better if their specialty was pickups. However, many of the issues with the stock DS is the diameter and the joints. Their DS addresses both issues, so unless you have a big lift or really hammer on the driveline they should should be a step or two above the stock units.

IMO, if the DS is fairly new and the price is right it might be worth a shot.

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what is the price? I couldnt find one on the website.

a 1350 Adams can be had for less than $600

it really all depends on where the parts come from and what size parts were used. all of these smaller driveshaft shops are all using the same parts.
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There is one on CL for $225
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That's cheap.
Can't be much different then having one made at a driveline shop. As long as the tube thickness is there, spicer joints and is balanced at high RPM's.
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Never heard of them. I don't recommend a off the shelf, random length shaft. We build all our shafts to the specs of your JK. All of our shafts are hand built and balanced.

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0-6" of lift? There is no way I would run it. That is way to much of a variance in length.

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0-6" of lift? There is no way I would run it. That is way to much of a variance in length.

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thanks good to know.
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just bumping this up. I was looking at Rancho 3" suspension install instructions and Rancho recommends Powertrain Industries 3194-2125 driveshafts be used with their lifts. Apparently they have a following.
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just bumping this up. I was looking at Rancho 3" suspension install instructions and Rancho recommends Powertrain Industries 3194-2125 driveshafts be used with their lifts. Apparently they have a following.
Hey bud,

I bought the EXACT shaft from the same guy on CL about 5 months ago. My shaft arrived and when I went to install it, it was too and wouldn't fit my 2014 JKU. I contact the CL seller to find out what was up. He indicated he bought a pallet of these Powertrain Industry shafts at a bankruptcy sale of a 4x4 shop in the Seattle area and was selling them.

I called up Powertrain Industries and told them the shaft wouldn't fit, appeared to be too long. Powertrain guys were super cool about it, couldn't figure out how the shaft I received was too long as it was clearly built out-of-spec. I shipped the shaft to them and they trimmed it down to the correct size, rebalanced it and made it sure it was all to spec and sent it back. I installed it and it has been working great. I emailed the Craigslist seller to let him know mine was too long and that any another buyers of the remaining shafts he owns might find that the rest of them were too long. I gave him the length of the shaft as I received it, and then then correct shaft size when it was correct so that he could compare. Never heard back from him.

As for Powertrain Industries and quality of the product. I'm not sure how they built the shaft too long, but the entire drive shaft itself seems very high quality, on-pair with what I would expect from a 1350 shaft. They are recommended by various other companies for this particular part on a Jeep JK. Other than risking that you might get a shaft that is too long and have to go the same route I did of having Powertrains cut it down to size, I wouldn't hesitate on buying it. I would just make sure the CL seller measures the length of the shaft first and guarantees it before you purchase it. I'd probably make him lay a tape measure down next to it and take a picture and send it to you.

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Hey bud,

I bought the EXACT shaft from the same guy on CL about 5 months ago. My shaft arrived and when I went to install it, it was too and wouldn't fit my 2014 JKU. I contact the CL seller to find out what was up. He indicated he bought a pallet of these Powertrain Industry shafts at a bankruptcy sale of a 4x4 shop in the Seattle area and was selling them.

I called up Powertrain Industries and told them the shaft wouldn't fit, appeared to be too long. Powertrain guys were super cool about it, couldn't figure out how the shaft I received was too long as it was clearly built out-of-spec. I shipped the shaft to them and they trimmed it down to the correct size, rebalanced it and made it sure it was all to spec and sent it back. I installed it and it has been working great. I emailed the Craigslist seller to let him know mine was too long and that any another buyers of the remaining shafts he owns might find that the rest of them were too long. I gave him the length of the shaft as I received it, and then then correct shaft size when it was correct so that he could compare. Never heard back from him.

As for Powertrain Industries and quality of the product. I'm not sure how they built the shaft too long, but the entire drive shaft itself seems very high quality, on-pair with what I would expect from a 1350 shaft. They are recommended by various other companies for this particular part on a Jeep JK. Other than risking that you might get a shaft that is too long and have to go the same route I did of having Powertrains cut it down to size, I wouldn't hesitate on buying it. I would just make sure the CL seller measures the length of the shaft first and guarantees it before you purchase it. I'd probably make him lay a tape measure down next to it and take a picture and send it to you.

Hope that helps!
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