Anybody got 20's?
alright have an 02 s-10 xtreme ext cab with the stupid 2piece driveshaft. that driveshaft has been giving me hell lately. it started with a slight humming noise then got louder and louder. finally me and my friend looked at it and he thought it was the carrier bearing. so i go buy one from Carquest for $20 it looked different as the factory one has a square surrounding and the new one had a round surrounding. i noticed when taking the driveshaft off that the bottom plate of the old carrier bearing was bowing down. so me and my friend replaced the bearing. it drove fine after that. then after a week or two it started to make the noise again. i checked the transmission mount it was not cracked. so i thought it might just be worn out so i placed an order for polyurthane mount, installed and did not help, a week later on the way to work all of sudden i just started metal to metal contact while driving, so i drove it slow to get to work. i looked under the truck and found that the actual bearing ripped out of the rubber surround and actually moved where it is pressed on the shaft toward the splines. i called in a record and they towed it to a shop that doesn't really specialize in driveshafts.they replaced the carrier bearing with a similar one i installed and it didn't fix the problem either. i looked under the truck and i see that the bottom plate on this carrier bearing is bowing down. this has made me want to get a 1piece aluminum driveshaft but i have called shops and they will not make a one piece driveshaft over five foot. the two piece is between 5and 6ft. do you think something else is causing the carrier bearing to go out prematurely and if the shop can beef up my 2piece shaft. one day i plan on getting the machperformance supercharger kit and i know this driveshaft is not going to hold up.