· Cummins Whisperer
Got a question for the professionals. How long does it take to remove an auto and replace the input shaft? I want to get a billet installed.
Good Point, except when you look at an input shaft from front to tail you see 2 distinct different pieces.IMO 1 piece or 2 piece doesn't matter other then who and what the shaft is make from and the precess they used :thumbsup
Not trying to start anything but you think the IE shafts 2 piece (opie) is stronger than a sonnax one piece? Just because Dodge used a 2 piece does not in anyway mean it's stronger or better. The one piece sonnax has been proven to me to hold up longer and by DTT. :thumbsup I have yet to see a one piece sonnax input shaft broken also... But just my 0.02 and build them for a living on the side....When shopping for shafts, don't just buy the cheapest billet input you can. The one piece shafts are a compromise in my opinion. OEM uses 2 piece design and so should you. if your gonna spend 600 to save your shorts, go the distance and spend a little more to get the Good Stuff.
It's not what I think and I really don't think I can change your mind no matter what I know. I build them for a living on the side. I will not let this get into a peeing match here on the forum. People know me here and know what I build and how it holds up. I know of a few people that have broken a IE opie shaft (me for one) and will never run them again. I Replaced with a sonnax and no more concerns or broken shafts. Your defection you talk about comes by of way the intermediate shaft also, I see that S. Kondolay DTT is on board here and know first hand why we will not run them anymore. I know Dave and DTT uses sonnax shafts and a few other's big trans builders also, so it's what I know and not what I think for the last 15 years on them:thumbsup But run what you like and thats fine but I know what I like and will run from now on.I think Opie's stuff is top notch, and yes I think they are better than Sonnax. Just my 0.02, that's kinda why I worded my statement the way I did. Why don't you go beyond the I think and DTT proved and tell us what your really thinking, you might make a believer out of me.
I've seen it done in 3.5 hours, but you are correct it was two very experience guys with the shop set up for transmission service.What I want to see is that 30 min from parking lot to the trans on the floor. That right there is funny....I dont care who you are.
When thats all done, I want to see the 30 min from bench to parking lot.
And I dont mean cary the trans from a parking lot to the bench... I mean pull the truck in, lift it, gather tools, drain it, pull shafts, unplug electronics, remove cross member, remove T-Case, bellhousing bolts, TQ convertor bolts, remove trans and set on bench. 30 min? Thats a joke! Maybe with 4 guys who have removed this trans every other day for the last week and work in a team... but no normal shop with one man under a lift can even dream of this, and 2 men would still take 1.25-1.5 hours or more each way.
This is why:thumbsup This is just two of Two different transmissions with the 300 mirage shafts so look at the shaft splines and the brooken shaft and you tell me why then. What other proff do you need? Call DTT and Dave for more:thumbsupOK Charlie.
I don't run Opie Shafts either, but you assumed I was speaking of them. You talk the talk all you want, but tell me something other than I have references and all these know it alls use them. That would be doing the thread justice.
You are peeing in the thread, not me. I offered my opinion and tried to back it up with my reasoning, you are looking for an opportunity to dominate someone, and talk trash with no supporting info.
How bout some facts. Why Not Support the thread?
I'm not gonna argue with you either, so why don't you take a breath and tell us why the Single piece 300M shaft is better than a 2 piece shaft made with 300 mirage and a 4140 Gear.