- 04-25-13 07:26 PM #31
Fuzzy must have been picked on as a child but i can tell he never gave in.. the guy that can read the instructions but cant torque a bolt.
- 04-25-13 07:45 PM #32
- 04-25-13 07:58 PM #33Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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- 04-25-13 08:49 PM #34
This is not a simple DIY when you have to precisely align a shaft - constant remeasuring and a lot of patience to get it done correctly. It involves offset as well as angularity measurements - helps to know simple geometry.
- 04-25-13 09:13 PM #35
- 04-25-13 11:40 PM #36
I don't know the alignment/misalignment conditions you have. If you are destroying the coupler...there is misalignment. Start with stiffening your mounts then move to the transmission shimming after careful measurements. If you have a decent "rough" alignment, a test drive will not destroy the coupling but might suffer vibrations. You have to work through the vibrations and start shimming (washers work too) in other places. Do not shim in different places at the same time...carrier bearing and transmission. One alignment on one end - test. Rinse and repeat.
I could bore you with vibration theory and resonance but your ears are your feedback. A solid coupler like Revshift is made for a very stiff drivetrain...no Cadillac float on air shit.
I feel like I'm stating the obvious here or did I miss something? Let me recall what I think I understand...you purchased a solid drive shaft coupler that is designed for precise alignment. This coupler was then installed in a system that was not designed for precise alignment. The expectation was that the rigid coupler would perform better than the flexible coupler with no other changes to the drivetrain. The result was failure of the solid drive shaft coupler. If this is the case, then you introduced a component that was not correctly implemented into your particular system (setup, whatever). Hmm, well be prepared to chase torsional vibrations after you solve the shearing of the solid coupling.
- 04-25-13 11:52 PM #37
- 04-26-13 09:15 PM #38
Love RevShift despite the small delays, I run a small business on the side myself and can attest to how much work is involved and how much shit your have to eat from customers who want instant gratification, people that bitch and moan about waiting 2 while weeks for a part that has to be fabricated need to find another hobby in my opinion, especially a part they broke themselves from improper installation.
But that's just me and my opinion doesn't mean anything really, but wanted to at least show my support for Revshift before they decide its not worth all the effort and complaining and quit making these parts, then we're all ****ed and stuck with OEM...
By the way Revshift release your shock bushings now! Haha
- 04-27-13 12:23 AM #39
- 04-27-13 12:58 AM #40Banned
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I think everyone just needs to quit being a douchebag.
- 05-01-13 04:39 PM #41
- 05-02-13 11:09 PM #42Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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- 05-02-13 11:43 PM #43
- 05-04-13 02:58 AM #44
- 05-04-13 09:07 AM #45Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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Hey RevShift, just got my shipping info from you guys. Just wanted to say that in the future just tell people when stuff is going to take a while. Most people are willing to wait patiently if they are told up front.
Can't wait to get my diff bushing and get it in, this clunk is driving me nuts.