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#552148 - March 28th 2012 2:12 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Ghetto Rat]
Galaxy Offline
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Ghetto Rat
If you don't mind me asking. What did they charge to balance it? Glad you didn't need a new one because it would have been a big hit to the summer budget.


yeah Whew! grin
They did a full inspection,
Whatever else they needed to do to get it balanced,
And even gave it a coat of rust buster primer.

$ 48.00 out the door.
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#552150 - March 28th 2012 2:16 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: HighwayStar]
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Originally Posted By: HighwayStar
Charlie...hope that is indeed the problem and not a broke belt in a tire or bent rim or something.... smile


Are you trying to jinx me?! lol
Me too buddy, but I'm pretty good a discerning the difference between a wheel vibration, and a driveline vibration. Actually now that you mention it, the tires are 5 years old now. I guess it couldn't hurt to have the wheels balanced as well.
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#552151 - March 28th 2012 2:17 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Wizard78]
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Wizard78
Great news Charlie


Thanks Wizard cool
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#552153 - March 28th 2012 2:23 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Galaxy]
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Loc: New Jersey
I love it when a plan comes together! I had just enough time to do the pick-up. Get back home and put 2 coats of flat black paint on the driveshaft. Got it installed, greased the U joints, put the tools away, got the van back down on the ground.
And then it rained! lol
We have some major thunderstorms rolling through this afternoon. The test drive will have to wait until tomorrow....
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#552156 - March 28th 2012 2:37 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Galaxy]
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Real good price. 2 cases of beer doesn't break the bank.
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#552398 - March 29th 2012 12:25 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Ghetto Rat]
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Loc: New Jersey
I took my van out for a test drive this morning. I'm very happy with the results! The van rides soooo much smoother! I would call it a 90 percent improvement. There is still a slight vibration from around 50 to 60 mph. But from 65 to 100 mph, it's smooth as glass! I think before my next long haul I'll balance the wheels,
then I should be good for vannin' season yay
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#552465 - March 29th 2012 4:38 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Galaxy]
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Good news Charlie ! smile
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#552478 - March 29th 2012 5:21 pm Re: Driveshaft help needed [Re: Galaxy]
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Great news Charlie,Yea sounds like a wheel balance
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