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Old 04-23-2018, 02:26 AM   #641
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Yeah, Syn donít give a damn. Heíll run right over anything in his way.
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I tend to take the hard route when possible
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #642
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Got both yokes fitted into the driveshaft, and aligned them with a laser to be sure they're spot on. Now, I haven't measured and cut the driveshaft to length, because I can't test fit it until I cut out the old driveshaft. But I not have markings on the yokes and shaft to be sure the yokes are in phase with one another.
The parts shaft cost me $75, and the tubing cost me $50. Balancing at the local driveshaft shop is gonna cost about $150, so all said I'll be $275 into this thing, but considering a custom shaft is anywhere from 700-900 I'll take my homemade one any day. Here's hoping it works out well



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Old 04-23-2018, 07:11 PM   #643
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Do you have weird working hours, Syn?

I mean, I'm at work right now.

Why are you outside having fun with your truck?
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Do you have weird working hours, Syn?

I mean, I'm at work right now.

Why are you outside having fun with your truck?
Aside from the 2.5 hour time difference, I work evenings and usually am in school during the days, today class was cancelled so I got to be outside. Hopefully I'll have a normal persons job within the next month when my block ends in college.
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Well, driveshaft is as good as done! I had some spare time before work today and decided to try and mock up the right length, before I knew it I had the perfect length (46.5") and was ready to weld her up for good.
First allow me to show you why this was necessary, my old driveshaft was only into the trans by about 2.5", and I was petrified i'd flex out and it would fall out or twist the splines of my output shaft.

The shaft was like this because of the rear XJ springs I put in the truck combined with the large lift. Plus, the carrier bearing setup is a FUCKING HORRIBLE design, why would Nissan put the slip before the rubber bushing... makes no sense.

So, hard to see I know, but the only clearance issue I actually have is the pass. side bracket for the carrier bearing assembly, and the very top of the Fuel tank/center crossmember. I was under the impression I would need to cut out the crossmember completely, however I only have to clearance it slightly.


Body lift = loads of room to work on your junk


here are the two shafts next to one another, I'm definitely shaving a lot of clutter and junk off of this drivetrain. You can see how my shaft is a couple inches longer than the two piece assembly.


I put the new shaft in and went for a short trip around the block, got up to about 70Kph with NO real vibrations, but I still have to take the new shaft and have it balanced at a driveline shop. Either way I can already tell i'm going to be happy with this upgrade, just because I won't have that "off the line" shudder these 2 piece nissan shafts ALWAYS have.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:10 PM   #646
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Nice! That 2 part drive shaft is an annoyance for sure. I know exactly what you mean about that shudder.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:17 PM   #647
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I want to body lift my pathfinder, just for more room to work lol.
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It does make a big difference. It's so much easier to get to header bolts and whatnot with the body lifted a couple inches.
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It does make a big difference. It's so much easier to get to header bolts and whatnot with the body lifted a couple inches.
Makes it super easy to get at those V6 oil filters too. It doesn't have to look terrible with some hard plastic liners.

I've been so busy lately i've been losing touch with the forum, but i'm trying my best to keep checking up on it. Working a new job, buying a house, all life events. But I'm still finding time to shit up on the weekends.






I have some upgrades coming up soon, hydro assist steering being the biggest one. I'm also going to plumb a power steering cooler, and fix up the AC compressor/air pump system.

the truck needs some love, but i've been too busy lately fixing other people's junk to work on my own. Gonna try and keep updating this page
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