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is two thousand dollars too much for a 86 Jeep Cherokee rear drive shaft
 

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Way too much
 

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Well not necessarily. I have a drive shaft for a 1986 that normally lists for $2250, but I can drop the price to $2000. Hell I'll even throw in free shipping.

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Unless that shaft is a custom, super high-tensile, pro class racing shaft (they can get that high and higher) then I would say grab the d-shaft firmly and insert it into the butt of the person trying to sell it.

A "REALLY GOOD" drive shaft - even custom built should not cost you any more than $600 or so - and that is a seriously well built d-shaft designed for abuse.

Regular old driveshaft should run between $200-$350 brand new depending on length, material, design etc.
 

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a friend of mine told me thats what they told them that it would cost for the d shaft
 

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If it's a stock shaft, they're worth about $20. I routinely throw them out. To have one built would cost a couple hundred easily, as the yokes are worth a decent amount, and the tubing is going to be worth about $10/foot, the u-joints are worth something, and labour isn't free. If it's a small shop that does driveshafts as a side job, it often costs them more as the tubing is cheaper in full lengths, etc.

If the guy wants to do a SYE, and needs a shaft, an XJ front shaft can be used. Even to have one lengthened (if need be), is not overly expensive from a shop that does lots of driveshafts.
 

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while were on the subject whats a good stick in drive shaft for our jeeps? that doesnt cost over say 1,000...
 

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while were on the subject whats a good stick in drive shaft for our jeeps? that doesnt cost over say 1,000...
Tom Woods' website was posted earlier in the thread. One of the highest quality driveshafts you could get.
 

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are you guys high? even a custom drive shaft from a drive shaft place isnt over 500. wow.even a expensive junkyard isnt going to be over 100.the delership wouldnt even sell one that much! you could buy a crate motor for that price.wow i need to get off of here this is retarded. how could anyone even question if its a normal price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:closed::closed::closed::closed::thumbdown:
 

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check with longview drive shafts company, out of longview, tx., they make great custom drive shafts, the site in on the net. bought several from them, even had one drop ship to my son for his cherokee, he is in the Army, hard to keep up with him, took the cherokee I bought for him in high school to Alaska, and back, then when to Al. the cherokee is now in Ks. They are great people to work with.
 

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Was this a dealership that provided this estimate to your friend? I took my Jeep to the stealership near me. I only took it there for the $17 oil change offer. They also provide an inspection, which is how they intend to to make the money.

They found repairs I needed for a total amount of $1400.
Transmission fluid change/service-$240
Differential fluid change/service-$250
Spark Plugs-$160
Coolant Flush-$140

There were a couple of other things they listed, but don't remember offhand what they were. Needless to say, I said no thanks. I took it to a trusted mechanic, $200 later I have everything squared away.

After this visit, I checked into this dealer. The dealer I went to has a horrible reputation, I checked their Better Business Bureau rating, they have a D. BBB said something like "use strong caution when dealing with this business".

Can you imagine a person who knows nothing about cars getting scared into something like that? It's sickening. Places like this should be shut down and the owners and people participating in this practice should be arrested.

Anybody in Southern California: Beware of Donavee Jeep/Chrysler! (Just check them out at http://www.bbb.org)
 

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supposedly was told this by a person doing an inspection of the jeep that told him that it needs a rear drive shaft because the drive shaft has surface rust on it
 
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