Driveshaft Shop One piece driveshaft problems
The refurb OEM 2 piece driveshaft was successful at eliminating the speed related vibration my car was experiencing. So it would seem that mine was one of the cases where a single piece driveshaft caused an unwelcome vibration in the car. Obviously spending the premium on a single piece driveshaft only to have to go and buy an OEM 2 piece style to remedy a problem caused by the 1 piece is not something I enjoy doing. The annoyance was further compounded by my need to have the swap done at a shop, thus paying for the labor time, increasing the total wasted money on trying a single piece driveshaft.
The way I see it, there are a mixed bag of reviews floating around about the success of using a single piece driveshaft, some cars seem to be fine, others experience a vibration. Given the cost premium and potential for problem I would never recommend a person purchase a single piece driveshaft for use on their S4 if they have the option of going with the tried and true OEM 2 piece unit.
At this point I’m not sure what will happen with this Driveshaft Shop one piece driveshaft. I expect it will be sent back to the driveshaft shop for evaluation. If it is determined that this driveshaft has a defect that could alter my opinion of the single piece. If and when the driveshaft I have is analyzed I’ll post the results as an update.