Picked up my driveshaft yesterday and I’m pretty happy. Took them like 3 business hours to do the job and it looks good. Kinda wish they’d thrown a coat of paint on it but whatever.
Cost for all this? $225.
A little expensive, yes, especially since it was probably fine, but supporting local business blah blah blah and quick turnaround... I’m not complaining. The weird ball thing between the u-joint pair was certainly pretty crunchy, so happy to have that replaced at any rate.
Plus aftermarket shafts (lulz) are a crap shoot anyway. At least I know this one fits.
I briefly thought about throwing some protectors on those grease nipples, but I assume whatever RPMs this thing spins around at at 80MPH would make short work of them. Ahh well.
Oil seal is out for delivery so unless FedEx returns to their old ways (aka driving by the house and saying no one was home) I should be good to swap out the transfer case output seal, reinstall the drive shaft, and top off the transfer case this evening. Still maintaining a little hope I can get access to a lift but ehh, probably just going with the garage option. It’ll be messy, frustrating, and painful, but at least I don’t have to use up social currency to make it happen.
After that I’ll drop the headliner and see what I can see.