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Old 08-04-2007, 11:05 PM   #21
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Awesome write up taco! But just a suggestion, whenever I jack a vehicle up by the pumpkin, I always put a block of wood between the pumkin and the jack. Too much stress at one point on the pumpkin is no good.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:22 AM   #22
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noticed your bandwidth excceded a few times now. You can email me your photos and i'll host them for you if you want.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:37 AM   #23
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noticed your bandwidth excceded a few times now. You can email me your photos and i'll host them for you if you want.
Got it fixed.

My Pro acct expired, but renrewed it this morning so I'm good for another year.

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:51 PM   #24
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Until I get on it, I can't say with certainty whether or not this was a good cost vs SOTP mod. At worst, it'll look good on my show poster.
Test drive is complete.

All is well, no drivetrain vibration issues to speak of!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbsjNNtYsM

I do notice that the engine feels more connected to the rear wheels. A little hard to explain, but when torquing the throttle in the upper rpm range, the response is more immediate. All in all, I'm happy with this mod. [8D]
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #25
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Default Update: Riding condition & e-brake bracket relo instructions

I discovered a riding/rubbing condition between the driveshaft and a stamped steel hump within the tunnel.
Rubbing appears to be only superficial and no deep scratches or gouges exist at this time.
I do believe that this occurred when I carried 2 passengers in the rear seats (~170 lbs combined) a month ago. Until I resolve this issue, NO rear passengers!







As previously noted, I have the Steeda Ultralite lowering springs which lowered the vehicle approx. 1" at the rear.
As a precautionary measure, I relocated the e-brake cable bracket away from the center tunnel so there's no chance of the driveshaft to come in contact with the bolt head (on that bracket).

Relocation of this bracket can be accomplished without the removal of the driveshaft, although drilling the new hole can be quite challenging.

Stock location of e-brake cable support bracket


Bolt removal


Metal band around the cable sheathing was crimped in place by the factory. Slightly open up the bracket with a flat blade screwdriver so the bracket can slip over the band. Can use pliers to close the opening gap if necessary.


Protective tape applied to cable sheathing to avoid any rub-thru condition. I used a metallic tape, but duct tape should work fine.


Mark and drill new hole.




Relocation complete


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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #26
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Great write up as always -- I have the coast DS and love it
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:53 PM   #27
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Great write up TB...what do you think of the Spydershaft?
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #28
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Great write up TB...what do you think of the Spydershaft?
Heard lots of good things about them, but also heard of a couple installation issues regarding the pinion flange.

Although I really like my 4" Coast, if I did it over again, I'd consider the 3.5" Shaftmasters with the adapter.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:12 PM   #29
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I'm getting ready to install one of these driveshafts and I cannot find anywhere a 12mm 12point Crows Foot extension. I can find them in 6 point, but not 12. And the only one who, I'veseen, carries a 12mm 12 point is Snap On in a kit for $100. Can anyone point me in the right direction or will a 6 point be fine? Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:20 PM   #30
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I want an aluminum driveshaft so bad !!

Bill, what are you going to do to fix that rubbing issue? Beat that hump in a little bit?
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