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hello fellow z- drivers. I own an '81 5 speed ( R200 differential) n/a 280zx. I have a problem with my driveshaft. I need to replace my u-joints, but I know that these cannot be replaced because of the type of driveshaft used in this model year. I heard that the 260z has a simmilar driveshaft to the 280z with replaceable u-joints. I was wondering if it is possible to install a 260z driveshaft into a 280zx?. I hate to buy a new driveshaft that will give me the same problems later on. p.s. I drive my 280zx fairly hard. Any suggestions will gladly be appreciated.
 

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> hello fellow z- drivers. I own an '81 5
> speed ( R200 differential) n/a 280zx. I have
> a problem with my driveshaft. I need to
> replace my u-joints, but I know that these
> cannot be replaced because of the type of
> driveshaft used in this model year. I heard
> that the 260z has a simmilar driveshaft to
> the 280z with replaceable u-joints. I was
> wondering if it is possible to install a
> 260z driveshaft into a 280zx?. I hate to buy
> a new driveshaft that will give me the same
> problems later on. p.s. I drive my 280zx
> fairly hard. Any suggestions will gladly be
> appreciated.
I don't know about the 260 shaft. that would be good to find out, though.
I have had estimates to have my '81 drivehsaft rebuilt at a drive shaft specialty shop for about $250. I don't know where you're at, but it can be done. Check your local phonebook or performance shop.

Good Luck,
RB
 

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Motorsport driveshaft

Motorsport sells a driveshaft _with_ replaceable u-joints for $230. They told me it is built for the car, and should work like stock, except you can fix it later. My Nissan dealer wants $630 for a driveshaft, and Nissanautoparts.com wants $530 or so.

So, anyone tried motorsport's driveshaft?

Darryl
81 280zx 2+2, m
 
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