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  1. I have come to realize that DSS stands for Drive Shit Shop not Drive Shaft Shop. I purchased their full bolt on axle kit and stub axles rated to 800 hp. Absolutely none of their "bolt on" product bolts on my Z. The adapter to diff stub axle is designed wrong and the hardware they sent will never fit....... After 3 weeks of doing my own research and sourcing my own hardware I finally came up with a solution to make the adpter work and fit albeit with ZERO input or help from DSS. Tonight, I went to test fit the new OEM bearings on the new wheel stub axles from DSS and they slop all around! The bearing surface on their stub axles measures 30mm and my stock stubs are 32mm. I am so freakin pissed right now! My car is totally torn down and nothing DSS sent me fits or is compatible with my 240Z. DSS part numbers are DAR-1 and DAR-WHEEL......... DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP! The only thing bolt on about it is that it bolts to itself beautifully. To bad it just won't bolt into a Z as advertised and the tech support doesn't know jack squat about Datsuns or its own product to help. Now I get the joy of trying to get my money back..... Oh joy! Im warning the Z community to buyer beware. This has been a terrible experience. Jim
  2. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Thanks you. Good luck to you as well
  3. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Richard.... They have not responded yet. Ill let you know. NewZed: with all do respect you have absolutely know idea the depth of conversation I have had with them and the extent of the problem. You cannot file the dust cap down and make this work, that's is a completely ignorant statement! This is a crappy design and machining problem, a fact that has been supported by other vendors that are highly respected in the Z community that have reached out to me in private in order to help me find a fix. You seem to think I'm some kind of dumbass that can't turn a wrench. I do not have the time to relay every communication I've had with them (DSS) to the hybrid community, just a general overview. Please quit trying to read between the lines. Respectfully, Jim
  4. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    That has been addressed twice by DSS with machined spacers the first was wrong and the second correct. The point of contact is the shoulder / dust cap..... it is too wide and 3mm too tall and contacts the outside edge of the upright housing. This was supposed to machined down to spec of OEM to match the OEM axle I sent them on the 3rd attempt however it was not done properly and remains a point of contact. I spoke with DSS yesterday along with multiple emailed pictures and an offer to send them an upright and another axle for reference..... they will get back to me today on how to approach this yet again. In the mean time, checkered Joe has reached out to me (great guy by the way) and has an alternate solution for me if DSS can’t or won’t fix the problem and returns my money. I will know more later today. I will admit that lee at DSS was very apologetic and seems willing to fix the problem..... I’m just tired of doing this repeatedly and really want my car back. My race this weekend is obviously a bust. Jim
  5. Clearence Issue

    That’s pretty odd. I’m not to familiar with johns kit but can’t you shim the mounts and raise the front a bit?
  6. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    The outside flange contacts the housing. It has assembled all 4 times correctly. DSS has already repeatedly admitted that the stub axle is not machined properly that is why they have repeatedly try to fix the problem. Unfortunately the problem has yet to be fixed. I am still working on a solution with DSS. And yes, when I say it’s binding I mean the wheel won’t spin. Thank you for your points of help...... this can’t be fixed until the product is machined to OEM spec.
  7. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    No you are incorrect. DSS sold me the parts and advertises them as a bolt on solution used on “many Z’s all over without problem”. The stub axle has never fit in any way shape or form. I am on my 4th attempt to send them back and again have them machined to spec to match stock stub axle. The issue at hand is that when the stub axle is installed it binds against the housing and won’t turn. I’m not sure how much more information/communication I can give them aside from sending an axle with instructions to make a copy. I support product from vendors on a regular basis and after 30 years of building cars I know that a little modification is typically necessary to make things work, however $2600 and 4 months with numerous emails and pictures with measurements from me since I placed my order and they still can’t get it right. My frustration comes from providing them everything to make the right product and them sending me something different repeatedly. Thanks for your input, I don’t mind be reminded to stay the course or not to lose focus blaming others unfairly, but this situation is all on them. I’m still waiting for reply from DSS I’d they wish to try again to get this right. Thanks for the picture provided, I’ll pass that along as well. Respectfully, Jim
  8. In the beginning.... 72 rust free (for a Datsun) California Z Bits and pieces along the way (new struts, springs, air dam, wheels and tires, LSD R200 with AZC bar, bushings etc Ran the 240 with stock motor and an MSA header and exhaust in my local AutoX (11 y/o daughter ran her kart) and we both won our classes for the year.... Picked up the little gem (98 LS1 T56 with 108K on the odo), to AutoX while the Z is getting prepped.... And the games begin.. CXracing Kit ordered and on its way. Updates and a thousand questions to ask the Hybrid community as the build progresses.
  9. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    In the event that DSS doesn’t come through with a solution..... anybody know Joe for modern/checkered? I can’t get ahold of him. I have not heard back from Whitehead performance either. Thanks. Jim
  10. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    The axles are machined wrong again and continue to bind in the upright housing. I’m done and asking for a full refund. DSS has no idea what they are doing with Datsuns. Absolutely do not buy the this product. Starting over again. What a bummer. Jim
  11. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Thanks so much Richard. It’s worth a try I guess. I will contact DSS and see if they have any interest in making this right. If they do, I’ll contact you with the information. Again, thanks for going above and beyond to help me out. Jim
  12. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    The axles are machined wrong again and continue to bind in the upright housing. I’m done and asking for a full refund. DSS has no idea what they are doing with Datsuns. Absolutely do not buy the this product. Starting over again. What a bummer. Jim
  13. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Yep, sadly even Lee who I thought was in my corner screwed me too. I hope and pray these work or I’m going to start from scratch.
  14. fantastic work.... get her fired up for spring.
  15. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Well I finally got my parts back today..... I will know this weekend if they actually fit this time. Drive shaft shop said they would pre-assemble everything to minimize my time getting my car back together...... but they didn’t! They only managed to press in the wheel studs half ass crooked so I have something more to fix aside from pressing on the bearings for a third time. Buyer beware- drive shaft shop is one of the worst experiences I’ve had in a very long time. Jim
  16. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Well I finally got my parts back today..... I will know this weekend if they actually fit this time. Drive shaft shop said they would pre-assemble everything to minimize my time getting my car back together...... but they didn’t! They only managed to press in the wheel studs half ass crooked so I have something more to fix aside from pressing on the bearings for a third time. Buyer beware- drive shaft shop is one of the worst experiences I’ve had in a very long time. Jim
  17. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Thanks Richard. At this point I just need them to get started in the latest "fix". I'll keep you posted. Jim
  18. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    It's been over 2 months since I started my axle swap...... DSS has been closed since the Friday before Christmas and according to UPS tracking no one was around to accept my shipment the Wednesday through Friday before they closed. My parts are sitting in some ups holding bin waiting for DSS to return and hopefully, after 4 trys, get these stub axles right and sent to me so I can put my car back together and aligned. No doubt I will miss my upcoming race in January based on past experiences and current time lines. Frustrating to say the least. Jim
  19. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Well....... Lee at DSS is coming through for me. per his request, I'm sending the stub axles back along with my OEM 240Z stub axle. He wants to make this right, so they are going to custom machine stub axles for me based off of the specs of my OEM's. As frustrating as this has been, I have to give Lee props for trying to make it right in the end. Ill post up how this all turns out. Jim
  20. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Well....... Lee at DSS is coming through for me. per his request, I'm sending the stub axles back along with my OEM 240Z stub axle. He wants to make this right, so they are going to custom machine stub axles for me based off of the specs of my OEM's. As frustrating as this has been, I have to give Lee props for trying to make it right in the end. Ill post up how this all turns out. Jim
  21. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Thanks Richard. At this point I'm a beta tester for DSS. got the updated spacers today and it still doesn't work. The flange is 3 mm to tall that butts up to the housing and binds when bolted together. I've sent out another email with more pics and I'm waiting for a reply. Sadly I'm too deep into this to turn back so I'm stuck right now.
  22. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Unbelievably DSS claims they don't make any such spacer (I've sent them photos of everything per their request) even though they sent it to me....... Lee at DSS is really trying hard to fix the multitude of problems so for that I'm thankful. The problem is this, according to DSS "someone gave DSS a 240Z stub axle to work with as a measured template for their upgraded one..... Unfortunately it wasn't a from a 240Z but most likely a 510 and the upgraded stub axle will not work on a 240 now. DSS has taken all of the measurements necessary off of a legit 240 stub axle and is machining a "special custom" spacer/stand off for the bearing to seat against so the whole assembly can be bolted back together with proper clearance and alignment for everything involved." While I am again thankful for Lee, DSS as a company has not done jack squat to compensate me for time wrenching, sourcing and purchasing new hardware, and basically coming up with a fix for their very unusable yet expensive "all hardware included bolt on product". Is it just me or do I have a right to be a little miffed at all this? Hopefully I get all of the parts sent soon so I can get car back together and aligned. Jim
  23. Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Hey Richard..... Glad you finally got around to your build log. nice work!
  24. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    In the process of changing out my axles and LCA's I realized I was getting some tire rub where I had cut the body for flares...... I'm running 275 45 17 soon in the rear and they are .5 taller so I busted out the cut off wheel and gained an extra 1/2 inch net with taller rubber. Clearance should not be a problem even when running hard, but I won't know for sure until it's all back together. On a side note, Drive shaft shop strikes again with sending me the wrong parts...... There is a steel spacer that sit between the outer bearing and wheel flange to keep the proper spacing of the bearing and stub axle in the upright/housing, AND THEY SENT ME THE WRONG ONE! They offer no instructions with their kit so I wasn't even aware I needed to use a spacer until I tried to bolt it all together and the wheel was totally bound up when torqued to speck.... I will never work with these guys again. Jim
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