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Changing from a turbo 400 to a 4l60. Is it cheaper to shorten or buy a new drive line. Have no idea the cost of shortening and balancing. Who has done this.


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it depends if you have a driveshaft shop close by. if you have to ship it it's probably cheaper to buy new.
 

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I ordered one off eBay years ago with a yoke and it was only about $170 shipped. May be more expensive now, I will look for the link.
 

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Just had one recently redone with new yoke and balanced. Total cost out the door was 215.00. :)
 

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Changing from a turbo 400 to a 4l60. Is it cheaper to shorten or buy a new drive line. Have no idea the cost of shortening and balancing. Who has done this.


Thanks Jim.
Our local shop just shortened a long bed 64 truck shaft, to fit a 55 short bed truck.
Cost was $180.00, including UPS back to the shop.
I prefer to buy new. We get them from Mark @ PST, in Tampa, Fl.
Price is right, service is great. I think the last one was about $280.
 

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I had my drive shaft shortened, new yoke, balanced and painted for 140. LocAL SHOP
 

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Just had one done at my local driveline shop. Shortened, new U joints, swapped to Ford flange on the rear, and 700R4 yoke on the front. I provided the yoke and ford flange. So shortening, new U joints, and balancing, plus assembling cost me $180.
 

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I got one from southwest speed a few years ago...came with the new yoke and all the u-joints for $220 to my door....was a happy camper
 

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I got one from southwest speed a few years ago...came with the new yoke and all the u-joints for $220 to my door....was a happy camper
Looks to be close costwise. Will be in the Phoenix area so should be plenty of shops to got the job done. I have the yoke also. Thanks for the input, I had no idea of the cost. Sort of a critical item.
 
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