I measured my old drive shaft to
see how much free play I had with the slip yoke all the way into the back of the T5. I only had .500 inch between the 3rd
member rear cup. The recommended free play is .750 to 1.00 inches.
Too little free play and you risk driving the slip
yoke shoulder into the transmission case. Too much free play can cause vibration and damage to bearings in the transmission
A local shop wanted $150 to cut, balance and
install new u joints
Streetortrack.com has an aluminum driveshaft
with U joints for $299. Aluminum is also less prone to vibration
I ordered a 51 inch Aluminum
DS from Street or Track. It looks, fits and is made very nice. I did need to get a 1310 to 1330 U
joint because I decided to run a T5 slip yoke because I had it. I purchased the new U
joint from NAPA.
can run your old slip yoke with NO problem!
Just measure what
you actually need before you order or cut your driveshaft. The old wife's tale of taking
off 1 inch is NOT true.