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    Default SNAPPED DRIVESHAFT EP3 - Anyone used www.jandrcvjoints for driveshafts?

    Hi, anyone ...

    Quality, fitment, durability & price of J & R?

    I need a left driveshaft as mine has snapped, rusted through on the harmonic balancer (collects water and as a result rusts the shaft), although it is 18yrs old. I would prefer Honda OEM, but they're mega money, Tegiwa do a manufactured to OEM specifications which is a reasonable price, J & R CV joints do a really cheap price (hope it's not made of chinesesium). I think someone recommended J & R on here?
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    The shafts are well regarded. But the cv boots they fit are awful and don't last at all.

    I changed the boots before I fitted some to my old A3, they're still going strong 3 years later.

    I'd go for those, insane driveshafts and tegiwa etc will probably be very similar just significantly more expensive.

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    Here's pictures of the snapped driveshaft


    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...QrD_y90FU1Wt-q

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...JbFkQbUT0MWGa7

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...P5nEqT2zlkSyZO

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...w2pUGiSPuC9ZYb



    There is a comparson of the old and replacement, there is severe rust where the balance weight was, it has reduced the diameter from 24 mm to 20mm, the snapped shaft has a small milled slot , I guess to locate the harmonic balance weight which has led to the crack
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    Pics aren't working. But I've seen loads fail in the same way. Some say to cut the balance bit off to save the corrosion, but it's just a case of when it will happen I guess.

    Which did you go for in the end?

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