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SRT
04-24-2012, 05:38 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Freightliner-Dodge-Sprinter-Drive-Shaft-/390408038182?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5ae621e726&vxp=mtr

jcweller1
04-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Not off EBAY. I did purchase a 3 piece from a place in West Palm Beach, FL. It was around a $1000.00. It is not a reworked MB shaft, but a HD
custom build shaft with heavier carrier bearings as well, and fully serviceable. It has Spicer Heavy Duty U-joints.

Jim

jmoller99
04-24-2012, 03:19 PM
I like the $499 price of the eBay units.

jcweller1
04-25-2012, 12:17 PM
I agree. The money sounds great. Just hope that there isn't a balance issue. Who is going to take care of
the customer service if there is an issue? By experience I make ask this question.
Locally purchased products are easier to get customer service if there is an issue.

Jim

correllbil
04-25-2012, 03:45 PM
There is a dealer in North Carolina that is making the retrofit servicable Sprinter Shafts. I was checking them out last year when I was getting my sprinter ready for the road. At that time I didn't know if I would need to replace the shaft and I found that there wasn't a problem so I put that on the rear burner. I will see if I can find the info and post it on here. I think it is on my other laptop.

Billy C.
York, SC

correllbil
04-25-2012, 04:33 PM
The place that I was mentioning is Carolina Drivelines of Spartanburg, SC. http://www.carolinadriveline.com/. That is where I plan on getting mine replaced.

Billy Correll
York, SC

NelsonSprinter
04-25-2012, 05:31 PM
I bought a serviceable driveshaft from Driveshaft Specialists Inc .
It it slightly narrower or smaller diameter shaft and has been on 3 months flawless.
I had an OEM hanger bearing burn up before that, I like the HD centre bearing and serviceable parts. If it's made by Driveshaft Specialists, you'll get it on eBay cheaper than I paid ($800).

Ciprian
04-30-2012, 01:20 PM
I installed a driveshaft from carolinadriveline in spartanburg back in January. Has been working great, and a good price. The one on e-bay looks very similar to what I have, I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same.