Putting off a clutch to install an input shaft is rediculous. If you can't afford both you are already in over your head financially. Not to mention you are going past the clutch to get to the shaft. oke: You are very different than most people. Most people want to fix the problem part once and enjoy the car, not continually replacing the same deficient component. I HATE working on my car and bikes, I much rather be piloting them. Some people don't work on their own cars so replacing the input shaft 14 times would far outweigh the cost of a 26 spline in labor.