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Ditching the 2 piece driveshaft

Have a crewcab shortbed 4x4 with 2 piece driveshaft and was wondering if anyone has ditched theirs in favor of a custom made single driveshaft. What are the advantages of the factory 2 piece versus just a single? I am getting tired of the center bearing support rubber getting old and soft causing a shudder when loaded heavy. Just think a single would be more efficient being it would have fewer u-joints and no center bearing. Also looked under a chevy crew cab and it had just a single. So what do you guys think? Good idea or bad idea .
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i plan on putting a one piece on my truck , the new 2011 f250 have them and dodges have them to.

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I always wanted to my bushing is shot too just need to have one made. Think it is about 400 locally by me

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Thinking about just lenghthening the longer shaft with the slipyoke to save cash vs completly new.
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let us know how it goes my other 7.3 rubber thing is going would like to do the same.

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i have read good things about going with a one piece driveshafts. this was with a super expensive carbon fiber shaft...... better acceleration and such.

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I had one on my truck when it was lifted 16". Possibly one of the best mods I've don to it for the money.


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Talked to a couple drive shaft shops that said they could do it one said $200 other said $125 this was using the yokes off my original. So they would be just replacing the tube and balancing it. They said the max length they can go on a single is 70" which mine would be 68 1/4" so I would be about maxed out and they kinda recomended not doing it. Something to ponder about I guess.
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Much harder to ballance a longer shaft, local shop told me he wouldn't make one longer than 60" and give any warrentee, needed one 61" long for my chevy... he made it, no issues, but no warrentee.

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