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I love my DSS, super quiet, no vibration.


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I love my DSS, super quiet, no vibration.
^ ditto, great product, easy install and smooth as glass from 0-150

was good for 8 more HP to the wheels


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Forgot I posted this... yeah, I'll probably be switching back to stock as I have vibration. Approaching 65 and higher it's a vibration that goes through the whole car, subtle but there, slightly vibrating my rear very mirror.
Wasn't sure it is needed rebalanced or if that would even help. And as it was not disclosed in the description, when the car is on the lift the shaft rubs on the top of the exhaust pipes...
Overall, I can tell a bit more snap from the beast, which I like, but I certainly don't like the vibration. I don't want it to wreck anything else or damage the motor, if that's possible.
I didn't need it but enjoyed the idea of a few extras horses with less rotating mass... and all that stuff but the vibrating ruins the benefits I've enjoyed.
With so few miles on it, I might try to sell it
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The driveshaft has a balance weight on it near the rear if the shaft. Did you line that weight up with the yellow dot on your pinion flange for proper phasing? The reason you do this is to align the light side of the drive shaft with the heavy side of the pinion flange, thus cancelling out harmonic vibrations.


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Stevegt2012, I'm not sure, I *assume* my mechanic did that but I'd have to ask.
Is this something I can crawl under the car to verify?
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Easily verified with the back on ramps or car on lift and drive shaft rotated so the area in question is facing somewhat down. This pic shows what you are looking for. You can see the relationship of the balance weight on the drive shaft to the yellow paint dot on the rusty pinion flange.

Note the drive shaft also has a yellow sticker near the balance weight. This is to help the assembly line quickly line up the yellow dots and phase the shaft. Your DSS shaft will have no yellow sticker so you have to use the balance weight itself as the reference point.




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Have you contacted DSS yet? The first one I installed had a minor shake at around 30mph. I called them and they sent me a replacement pretty quick.

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Well, I got it through AM, right after the start of 2015 but didn't get it put up until summer, so I thought it'd be too late warranty-wise for them to want to do anything.
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My dss shaft started to have a clicking sound. i believe the cv joint was messed up somehow so i went with another brand.

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Well, I got it through AM, right after the start of 2015 but didn't get it put up until summer, so I thought it'd be too late warranty-wise for them to want to do anything.
I think I bought mine through Lethal, I think the warranty would be directly through DSS regardless of how you bought it anyways. Not sure where you stand warranty-wise but it couldn't hurt to contact them (DSS) for tech help. They might be able to help you trouble-shoot the cause of the vibration. I just know they were great when I called them, and you're not out anything if it's a dead end.

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