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Old 03-08-2010, 07:49 AM   #1
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Driveshaft Support bearing

Does anyone know how i can get my hands on a center support/carrier bearing?

Chevy says they sell it with the drive shaft for $1100 but they don't know its still in production,and thats quite a bit. It's the 2-piece, i don't know if hawks sells the support with the drive shaft, they sell the aluminum 1 piece, but i hear those can cause problems cause of the trannys angle compared to the rearends angle.

The Junkyards around here rarely have f-bodies either.

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If you're having issues with the pinion shaft angle not matching the tailshaft angle, a two piece driveshaft isn't the answer

Get adjustable rear axle control arms and correct the pinion shaft angle.
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I have never heard of this problem, i just put my two piece drive shaft on and drove it...and never really had a problem except for the thud under my car when i shift and i dont think that has anything to do with the DS
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Where does the carrier bearing mount?

Also, what's the purpose, why do you need a 2 piece DS?
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ooopss sorry, i meant to say one piece driveshaft...

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Two piece driveshafts suck hardcore. They are heavy and have major issues with balancing - at speed, they will vibrate to the point where trans/rearend fluid leaks out.
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Ive been through 3 driveshafts due to shitty CSB. At one point it was so bad, when i just barely hit the passing gear it felt like i was running over potholes from the shaft bouncing around underneath.
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Yeah, I figured i needed the two piece because ive heard of problems with going from a 2 piece to a one piece.

So a one piece will bolt up fine?
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Yeah, I figured i needed the two piece because ive heard of problems with going from a 2 piece to a one piece.

So a one piece will bolt up fine?
Yes. Use an aluminum one from a 98-02 manual transmission V8 Trans Am or V8 Camaro. Both of those kinds of cars had aluminum driveshafts that will bolt in to any 93-02 F-body that has an OEM style transmission. Aluminum ones weigh 11-12lbs vs. the 30 or so that the 2pc ones weigh.
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I went to the 1 piece aluminum and now I hear a grinding on bumps, my dad suggested that perhaps the shaft is being pushed too far into the transmission, anyone hear of this or have any ideas/solutions? I cant find anyone else talking about this problem...
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make sure nothing is rubbing against it like e-brake lines, zip ties, heat shields, etc.
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Holy necro-post.
Better to revive old relevant thread? Or better to start a new one? Tis the question for my arch-nemesis.
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