Here is our all new GoWesty driveshaft without the rubber "donut." VW offered a simpler design that was nothing more than a precision drive shaft with a U-joint at each end. The VW trucks were commonly fitted with these.
While theoretically not as smooth as the one with the rubber donut design, in practice most people can’t tell them apart. Many of us at GoWesty are now running these in our Syncros, and they are working beautifully. The whole rubber donut thing was probably Germans just splitting the proverbial drive shaft hair.
Note: This BRAND NEW shaft is sold exchange, because we need your old shaft for our Rebuilt OEM units. See "Core Charge" tab for more details.
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A core charge applies to this product.
What? I thought this part was sold outright? Here's the deal: If you want this brand-new shaft for a mere $299, we need your old original shaft (OEM rubber donut-style) to add to our collection of cores to rebuild. 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. If you don't want to ship us your OEM rubber donut-style core back, no worries—this new Doka-style shaft will only cost you $50 more. Make sense?