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My truck is a 99 gmc sonoma and it has 2 high velocity drive shaft yokes on it, and the rear one went last night. can i put a regular drive shaft on? or do i need to put one in with the high velocity yokes?

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Hello, the constant velocity joint shaft was used to remove vibration in this wheelbase truck. sometimes it worked well, sometimes it made matters worse. You can replace this shaft with a 1 piece, 2 joint shaft, and not have any safety issues, as long as the correct length shaft is used. I have seen some vibration issues doing this, but I have also seen this work without an issue. You can buy constant velocity joints still, in case you want to have yours rebuilt. Good luck...Coop

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