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After my T5 swap, i installed my driveshaft and it fit but the yoke was all the way in. there was no room. I had the car up on race ramp Cribs under all four wheels. I found a local drive shaft place that will shorten it and put new bearings/u-joints for $200.00. I'd like to keep the

Question: 1) What is the best way to measure it? Since the car is on all fours and the drive shaft fit but was buried all the way in, can I just take 1" off.

2) does $200 sound good for cutting, re-balancing, and new u-joints and bearings.

@2nd 66 mentioned getting an explorer aluminum drive shaft, but then I would have to get new yoke ($80- $200 from NPD depending)

Other than weight, anything wrong with stock drive shaft? Just going on a street car with mild horsepower.
 

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Your best bet is to get the measuring details from the shop that is doing the driveshaft work.
You'll both be 'speaking the same language' that way, and it will avoid miscommunication.
The stock driveshaft is fine for 'normal' horsepower.
$200 doesn't sound bad for shortening and installing new U-joints.
Be happy you found someone close to do the work, these shops are disappearing.
 
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