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Mine both required balancing, new u-joints, and one of them even a yoke replaced. The imbalance cracked the engine block, even though you really couldn't feel anything serious from inside the cab (e.g. little or no warning, until stuff starts breaking). The shaft with the yoke replaced was around $500 to have fixed, while the other one was about $350, including new u-joints which are about $50/ea. There is a lot more info about it here in my "common problems / fixes" document in my signature, which is partially distilled from several lengthy posts here on SS from various users.
new from scratch rear..... goes here REAR custom/rebuilt post truck purchase install BALANCED. I should have used "or" instead of "/"Hi
where do you put - Freshly made drive shafts - as in having a drive shaft shop bill an all new shaft ?
Also I am reading the pole as an open pole for all MVS is that correct?
If you're asking when the government ("they") upgraded all the FMTV shafts to the Designation "D" shafts, were they balanced? I think the answer is yes, but I'm not sure to what extent. My driveshafts did not have any visible balancing weights, or obvious external machining marks (e.g. notches, holes, flat spots, etc.) where they could have been balanced after assembly. I've seen a few others, and there are a couple posts here, that indicate the same is true on other people's driveshafts. They must have been balanced somehow, to some level, but how? Do they measure the balance of individual parts, and then assemble shafts based on matching parts? Is there a non-obvious way to balance these, that I'm not thinking of? On civilian vehicles, I don't think I've ever seen a driveshaft, even from the factory, that did not have balance weights (or some obvious method) on it. So I don't really know. It has some big weights welded to it now, that's for sure.Interesting. No warning. Just read your write up. Excellent. So when they redid the driveshafts, did they balance them? (Designation "D")
I'd be curious about the how many have tube deadeners replaced or deleted, per Awesomeness's guide: