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Old 05-31-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by snrusnak View Post
Cool. I was going to say, exhaust looks worse than the drive shaft...

Why not aluminum?
Yea the exhaust is on my list, the CAT cost alot and I tried to remove the muffler and everything is well rusted solid so I'm going to have to cut the pipes, wonderful!

I needed a new shaft more then the exhaust cause my old shaft is exhibiting some nasty vibration, when I lifted the rear end on jack stands put the truck in drive you could see the driveshaft bobbing up and down a little.

Why not aluminum?
Stronger. I thought it would be cheaper but was I wrong, either way it was going to be expensive and damn it was. But hey I don't have to worry about this shaft! The replacement shaft tube is rated to about 4500 ft-lbs and 7500 RPM.
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