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Old 08-18-06, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default The good news....... I found a quicker way to the driveshaft bolts.

The bad news..................


You might wanna keep looking for a better way
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Old 08-18-06, 05:03 PM   #2
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Now I gotta find a quick way to remove the exhaust


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Old 08-18-06, 05:14 PM   #3
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Cutting corners does get you there faster

but it doesnt make the trip as sated

time is money......work for free

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lol

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This would probably work great for Gazi though
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Old 01-21-08, 10:28 PM   #6
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BUMPZIEZZZZZZ

Speaking of drive shaft, here's that dampener I told you guys to replace if you had vibration in the shifter. That'd be that purdy little black disk with the bolts in it. They call it a flex coupler.
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BUMPZIEZZZZZZ

Speaking of drive shaft, here's that dampener I told you guys to replace if you had vibration in the shifter. That'd be that purdy little black disk with the bolts in it. They call it a flex coupler.
It's very unlikely the flex coupler will fail or get out of balance. I'm not sure of the rubber compound, but there is cord embedded in the coupler to give it incredible strength.

I've only ever seen one fail, and it was on Chris Johnson's 1000+ hp Supra after a hard launch at the strip.

If there's vibration at the shifter, it's more likely the DS center bearing or tranny mount. Colapsed motor mounts could be the cause, too.

-scott
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lol whats the point of this thread???
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Old 01-21-08, 11:40 PM   #9
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It's very unlikely the flex coupler will fail or get out of balance. I'm not sure of the rubber compound, but there is cord embedded in the coupler to give it incredible strength.

I've only ever seen one fail, and it was on Chris Johnson's 1000+ hp Supra after a hard launch at the strip.

If there's vibration at the shifter, it's more likely the DS center bearing or tranny mount. Colapsed motor mounts could be the cause, too.

-scott

Well let me show you something.............

Try 200 HP and it just flat out got OLD.



I replaced my engine mounts, tranny mounts, tires, wheels exhaust hangers and a partridge in a pear tree before I finally got under the car and started looking up in the well at the driveshaft to replace the center bearing.

If your shifter shakes, REPLACE THE FLEX COUPLER.

It's just rubber like everything else under there you replace when it gets hard and old.
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i take it that thats a parts car?
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Well let me show you something.............

Try 200 HP and it just flat out got OLD.



I replaced my engine mounts, tranny mounts, tires, wheels exhaust hangers and a partridge in a pear tree before I finally got under the car and started looking up in the well at the driveshaft to replace the center bearing.

If your shifter shakes, REPLACE THE FLEX COUPLER.

It's just rubber like everything else under there you replace when it gets hard and old.
Wow... I've never seen that on OEM power. It certainly would be easier to spot versus a bad center bearing or tranny mount.

I stand corrected.

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Ummm, OLT, sir... Dewalt + exhaust system = your fix... problem solved! BTW nice flex coupler! Isn't that funny about rubber...when they get old they get hard, unlike us old men.... (sigh)
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a quicker way? hahaha I hope thats a parts car..
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Well let me show you something.............

Try 200 HP and it just flat out got OLD.

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I replaced my engine mounts, tranny mounts, tires, wheels exhaust hangers and a partridge in a pear tree before I finally got under the car and started looking up in the well at the driveshaft to replace the center bearing.

If your shifter shakes, REPLACE THE FLEX COUPLER.

It's just rubber like everything else under there you replace when it gets hard and old.
Is it fairly easy to get off O.L.T., it looks like you just unbolt and slide it out.
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OLT, are you sure you wanna work on you car yourself? Damn, the driveshaft isn't that hard to get off and you f'ed that up and almost split your car i hate to see you doing something more serious

Regarding the rubber adapter, people, you need to stop believing that this shiat is indistructable. This POS will get you maybe to 150-200,000 in a stock shiatty car, auto and babying the car. My crap looked cracked at 80,000 in CA weather, go figure....
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