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Drive shaft balancing?

Rear cv went bad on my front drive shaft. Instead of just replacing the cv, I ordered a brand new one from Detroit Axle. Problem is, after installing, I get a pretty hard core vibration around 55 mph. I've emailed their support to see if it was supposed to be balanced or if it's my responsibility. 3 days later, I still haven't received a response.

I'm not even sure who balances drive shafts. There's a transmission shop in the area, which would be my best guess. Anyone have any idea of the best route to get it balanced? I've heard of putting hose clamps on the shaft and turning them till I find the least amount of vibration, but I'd rather get it balanced properly.

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Rear cv went bad on my front drive shaft. Instead of just replacing the cv, I ordered a brand new one from Detroit Axle. Problem is, after installing, I get a pretty hard core vibration around 55 mph. I've emailed their support to see if it was supposed to be balanced or if it's my responsibility. 3 days later, I still haven't received a response.

I'm not even sure who balances drive shafts. There's a transmission shop in the area, which would be my best guess. Anyone have any idea of the best route to get it balanced? I've heard of putting hose clamps on the shaft and turning them till I find the least amount of vibration, but I'd rather get it balanced properly.
Any speed shops in the area?
I've had it done on a different vehicle where they take the shaft off and run it on a lathe type system.
Your dealer may be able to help recommend.
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