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Old 05-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Not a blown rear end!!

finally got my car over to my buddy's garage today and put it on the lift,it wasn't the rear end but a blown driveshaft.appearently the joint in the middle snapped,according to GM the company that makes these parts is no more,and we tried to find a used one but all are bad for the same reason So we're have Ct driveshaft making a one piece one....anyone know why they were made in 2 pieces anyway

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any 93-02 camari/firebird one peice drive shaft will work
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Thx,but why were they made in 2 pieces
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Thx,but why were they made in 2 pieces
That's one of the greart 4th gen f-body mysteries.
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That's one of the greart 4th gen f-body mysteries.
Most likely some bean counter at GM
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You don't have to have a custom driveshaft made. You can use a $75 one from the junkyard or used from any 82-02 F-body. The 2 piece one was probably made for NVH (noise/vibration) reasons, except that it was even worse than the 1 piece units in the long run. They only put them on V6 cars in the early to mid 90s.
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You don't have to have a custom driveshaft made. You can use a $75 one from the junkyard or used from any 82-02 F-body. The 2 piece one was probably made for NVH (noise/vibration) reasons, except that it was even worse than the 1 piece units in the long run. They only put them on V6 cars in the early to mid 90s.
Thx ZegGX,gonna look at the local yards tomorrow,don't know when they stopped using them mine is a 97 3.8
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Thx ZegGX,gonna look at the local yards tomorrow,don't know when they stopped using them mine is a 97 3.8
They stopped sometime in 1999 I believe. I think early '99s still had them though.
Just get one from an LS model since it's aluminum and lighter. Direct swap.
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Yo frumpy, if all you need is a driveshaft you can buy a used steel one from Hawks third gen for $25. It's weight slightly less the the v6 two piece shaft and are a lot stronger. Here's a link.

http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/pr...riveshaft.html
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