lol a year! I couldn't imaging being down more than a week. Drives me nuts staring at unfinished projects.
Yeah, man.....I learned a lot about patience. I didn't have a choice. No one here will ever explain why I had to use an AWD dsm axle on my turbo Mirage to make it work. Hundreds of dollars and three or four axles later, I finally got one to work in late January this year. Working on the car all summer had exhausted me, and I had to stop working on the car when snowflakes fell. fruit and banana sucked....I drove by it in a tractor, all winter long, wondering every day how I was going to fix the problem or if it would ever be fixed.
So yeah....I pretty much spent the first year only working on it and spending thousands, and wondering what the car would be like....some day. Now, that is nuts. I was really stressful trying to do all that crap on a farmer's schedule.
TAKE NOTE: You cannot use a DSM cv-axle in a CSM....and everyone here will tell you that, and swear by it up and down. However, I did, and it worked perfect....but I don't think anyone will ever be so *un*lucky as me.
I have a question, what suspension were you using?
I am currently having the same problem. My car ran for months with a dsm intermediate shaft, and a turbo mirage outer axle. Then the car went down for a couple months for some upgrades. One of many of the changes was the suspension. I put Evo3 coilovers all the way around. Now all of a sudden, the Turbo mirage axle is too short. If you try to bolt it up, it nearly pulls the inner CV joint apart trying to stretch the axle to fit. However a turbo dsm axle almost fits perfectly. But for some reason, my turbo dsm axle just ate itself apart on the dyno and broke all 3 rollers inside, and i dont have any explanation. The dsm axle fit perfectly, all i can think of is that the angle might have been cocked from the ride height or something