Driveshaft Length, Tremec TKO 600

The Trans Am was almost ready for a test drive today.  That is until an attempt to install the driveshaft as it is too long and prevents installation.  This is the driveshaft that was supplied by Hurst Driveline Conversions in their Tremec 5 Speed Elite kit.  The length should be shortened a minimum of 1/2″, possibly 3/4″ to be safe.  I’ll make a call Monday morning to try and get it swapped out.

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The following measurement is from the transmission tail shaft.

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Measuring center to center of the existing shaft yields about 46.5″

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**Update, 4/29/10**  I  contacted Hurst Driveline Conversions following the weekend and spoke with their tech department.  The gentleman gave me two options.  One was that I could contact their supplier of driveshafts to have mine swapped out.  The other option was to find a local shop to shorten the driveshaft and they would reimburse me for the costs.  I chose to have the driveshaft shortened a half inch and balanced locally.  HDC requested that I submit a quote before I had any work done.  I submited a quote from Truck Body Co. in Lynchburg VA and the very next morning HDC agreed to send me a check for the cost.  I was extremely impressed with their level of customer service and support.  I had expected to fight with them all week to get the cost reimbursed but instead I found exactly the opposite.  It was a pleasure to work with their staff and I would certainly recommend them for anyone considering a five speed conversion.

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