This is a truly rebuilt, back-to-like-new Syncro drive shaft. Not only are both the U-joints and the rubber coupling replaced, but the stuff inside that you can't
see is also all new.
There are two precision bushings inside the long, hollow part of the drive shaft that wear out, and a precision-ground mating shaft in the shorter part of the drive shaft which fits into the bushings, and it also wears out. Up until now, if that part of the system wore out, VW would just sell you a new drive shaft... for $1200! Well, even that
option has not been available for several years. And even if it were, talk about a carbon footprint! What, toss the whole thing because a couple of bushings wear out? GoWesty says: NO WAY! We figured out how to do it, and it is done
. For the full story, click here.
These drive shafts are warrantied not to vibrate. If it does, send it back and we will check it ourselves. If it vibrates in our test vehicle, we will eat our hats (and wash them down with beer, of course) AND send you a known good, non-vibrating unit FOR FREE, and pay for the shipping BOTH WAYS. That is how confident we are in this product.
In order to ensure that there is no vibration in your new GoWesty drive shaft, you need to align the drive flanges. We guarantee these drive shafts not to vibrate only if the drive flanges are known to be in alignment.
Please note that there is a very important installation procedure
to follow. Click on the link, and check it out.
A core charge of $250 applies to this product.
A core charge is a deposit until your old part is returned and inspected. All of some of this deposit may be forfeited depending on the condition of the core. Please see the picture below to determine the type of shaft we need back as a core—and if yours isn't this style, DO NOT send it back, because there is no core value and you'll waste your hard-earned money on shipping back a shaft for no core credit.