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DriveShaft International (formerly Rocky Mountain Driveline)

DaVikes

Active Member
Last fall I suspected my driveshaft needed some work. I googled and found Rocky Mountain Driveline (now Driveshaft International). So about 11 am one day put my truck in FWD, and took my driveshaft to them. The next day at 11 am, it was done. They replaced both sealed u-joints with greasable u-joints, removed and welded the end caps back on (because they didn't meet DI's tolerance), balanced the shaft at 3500 rpm, greased the spline, and repainted the shaft. For $180, which is what their ballpark estimate was upfront. Not only did they do a great job, but their customer service was about like a 5 star hotel or a Lexus dealer would provide. Real friendly, honest, professional people. While I was there, they had one of their techs crawl under my truck and take a look at my pinion seal, which is something they don't fix. They just helped me out. They referred me to Western Drivetrain to replace the pinion seal, and that worked out well too.
 

DaVikes

Active Member
It wasn't the stock driveshaft, it was one that was built by another shop when the prior owner had the truck. That shop could have done a better job building it, but it was already 3.5" in diameter.
 

zukrider

Member
They do have some good. But like all companies, they have their bad as well. We, Mile High Honda, use them exclusively for replacement axles. Their overall product has declined a lot lately, enough i wont recommend them to people. Just so your aware. You will always get better service from CVJ for half shafts, and Bills Englewood Driveshaft for the rest. Im happy you received good service. Maybe they are back on the upswing.
 

ExplorerTom

Well-Known Member
I had my front driveshaft rebuilt at Bill's. They increased the tube diameter and used thicker wall tubing. Plus they balanced it. I dropped it off right before they closed and got a call at about 10 the next day saying it was done.
 

DaVikes

Active Member
I don't know if they are on the upswing or if I just got lucky. But they did do a good job. Since I was there they have completely redone their website and changed the name, and it looks like they are trying to grow the web business. Sometimes growth comes with pain. I hope they get it together, because they seemed like good people trying to do a good job.
 

egpowers

Member
About 20 yrs they redid the front CV driveshaft on my Ramcharger. Pricey lil' bugger, almost $400 rebuilt, but it looked brand new when done. They even put it back in no charge when I went to pick it up. That said, we've had them do drive shafts for the semis and it's hit/miss.
 

expeditionist

New Member
My experience with RMD was overall good. I had them build a double cardan front shaft for my Cruiser last year. Has performed flawlessly so far. A bit pricey at over $400 but I wouldn't expect to get it for much cheaper anywhere else.
 

Brandon

Well-Known Member
Explorer Tom, what did your driveshaft fix cost? My front driveshaft turned out to be a pretty serious vibration on the Cherokee, it has play in the slip yoke and probably needs rebuilt. BUT, if its going to be $3-400 like others have posted in here, I'll be rocking the 2wd for a while. I had a front Cherokee one redone before and paid in the 50-75 range years ago in FL.
 

DaVikes

Active Member
Hello Brandon, for reference, my rear driveshaft by RMI rebuild cost $180, but they didn't do anything to the spline. They did replace the u-joints at each end, and removed and welded the end caps back on, then of course balanced it. They will give you a quote in about 5 minutes if you bring the shaft in.
 

ExplorerTom

Well-Known Member
I don't remember but it certainly wasn't more than $200.

Give them a call. They quoted me over the phone based on typical experience.
 

Brandon

Well-Known Member
Ok thanks. I took it off a few days ago and I'm not in too much of a hurry to spend money on it, but I'll call them. the u-joints all SEEM to be in good condition, but who knows.
 

Brandon

Well-Known Member
I got around to calling Bills and they said about $160 for rebuilding/balancing the shaft itself and $230ish to rebuild the whole thing including the double cardan joint with quality parts. Too much for what I wanted to spend now, so I picked up one from a salvage yard that appears to be in great condition (especially compared to mine). So hopefully it'll work out.
 

Brandon

Well-Known Member
I jinxed myself with that last post... after taking the tension off the rear driveshaft when installing the front one, I quickly realized that the rear driveshaft slip yoke also had play... yay for me! Being that I have an SYE and D44, I wont be finding a replacement at the junkyard. The double cardan joint was fine but it needed the new slip yoke. I dropped it off first thing this morning at Bills Englewood Driveshaft and picked it up at 4pm this evening. It ran $190 since I had the D44 rear axle as opposed to the standard. More than I wanted to pay, but quality aint cheap.