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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 08:33:40 AM »
BMW driveshaft spec . 750 , E38 variant.
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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 09:40:12 PM »
   Lets try it this way. I scanned the article from the paper print magazine. It occurred to me that it might be plagiarism but I will give myself permission.
   The part numbers are all from A-1 Cardone, the company that makes them, but I thought it was the O'Reileys number as well.

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015, 09:00:31 AM »
Im trying to find it as well lol cant find the axles either :(

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 08:40:21 AM »
Maybe I'm just incompetent but how do I find that article?  I went to the website but can't find the archive, the issues posted are just the last 5 or 6 not back to 2012.  I'd like to read it.

Thanks,

Bart

   Here is the list and how I arrived at it. I spent about three hours at O'Reileys looking at every CV axle known to man. I narrowed it to axles that had 27 splines on one end but they had about five different styles on the other end. I then narrowed it to the ones with a flange style fit on that end. It did not matter the bolt pattern in the flange, I knew that an adapter would be cheap and easy, especially compared to custom axles. Turns out the list is for BMW Seven Series axles, a car of substantial weight and power. The axles are 1-1/8 diameter and a nice fringe benefit is the small size boot on the outboard end. It makes it easier to clear the shocks. These dimensions are for overall compressed length, so subtract about 4-1/4 to get a ballpark face to face dimension.
   These fit the 27 spline C4 (I think, can never keep 4, 5, and 6 straight) The C5 (I think) has 30 splines and an ABS built in. It is a few dollars more but I have been intending to repeat this effort for them. My hope would be that I can find a 30 spline with the correct flange bolt pattern on the other end and put my bud Eric out of a job making the spacers. 

60-3082   19-13/16
60-3136   20-1/8
60-3354   20-7/8
60-3535   20-13/16
60-4201   28-1/2
60-8025   24-11/16
60-8030   24-5/8
60-8073   24-1/4
60-9094   20
60-9095   24
60-9096   23-15/16

   The axles are under $50, the hubs under $100, and the April 2012 Kitcar Builder that is now available online has an article that I wrote showing how to build a spindle (upright) fitting that hub for $9.73. Good luck.

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 07:25:39 AM »
Thank you ::thumbup

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 04:24:24 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to post this. ::thumbup

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 09:46:23 PM »
   Here is the list and how I arrived at it. I spent about three hours at O'Reileys looking at every CV axle known to man. I narrowed it to axles that had 27 splines on one end but they had about five different styles on the other end. I then narrowed it to the ones with a flange style fit on that end. It did not matter the bolt pattern in the flange, I knew that an adapter would be cheap and easy, especially compared to custom axles. Turns out the list is for BMW Seven Series axles, a car of substantial weight and power. The axles are 1-1/8 diameter and a nice fringe benefit is the small size boot on the outboard end. It makes it easier to clear the shocks. These dimensions are for overall compressed length, so subtract about 4-1/4 to get a ballpark face to face dimension.
   These fit the 27 spline C4 (I think, can never keep 4, 5, and 6 straight) The C5 (I think) has 30 splines and an ABS built in. It is a few dollars more but I have been intending to repeat this effort for them. My hope would be that I can find a 30 spline with the correct flange bolt pattern on the other end and put my bud Eric out of a job making the spacers. 

60-3082   19-13/16
60-3136   20-1/8
60-3354   20-7/8
60-3535   20-13/16
60-4201   28-1/2
60-8025   24-11/16
60-8030   24-5/8
60-8073   24-1/4
60-9094   20
60-9095   24
60-9096   23-15/16

   The axles are under $50, the hubs under $100, and the April 2012 Kitcar Builder that is now available online has an article that I wrote showing how to build a spindle (upright) fitting that hub for $9.73. Good luck.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 09:50:19 PM by 76mx »

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 01:41:58 PM »
That would be awesome if you could post the axle length list. I am putting a Passat 2.8 supercharged v6 in an mr2 for my sv build. I am not sure as to what I will need to do for axles.

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 11:44:53 AM »
Great info 76. Which bmw cv shafts fit which corvette bearings?

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Re: Axles and hubs?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 11:29:44 AM »
   You can use any hub but the Vette one is common and under $100. It also gives you a standard 4-3/4 bolt pattern so wheels are more common. You can use it for the front as well. Custom axles are typical but expensive, easily over $1,000. Big diameter BMW axles are under $100 with the CV joints and come in various lengths. They fit the Vette hub but the bolt pattern is different on the flange to the transaxle. I have a list of all of the available lengths. Contact Eric at kitcarchassis.com and have him make you adapter plates. He can fine tune the thickness to compensate for axle length if it is not exactly right and build in the Hall Effect sensor for the speedo.   
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 11:33:25 AM by 76mx »

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Axles and hubs?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 06:32:35 AM »
So i just ordered a boxster s trans for my build and was curious what axles and hubs to use. I am in the purchasing phase so please excuse my lack of knoledge :)

Brian