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#1 gazza1591

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:42 PM

Hi all need one may be 2 rear drive shafts need to be 108mm diameter and the end cap. Thickness needs to be 40mm any about

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

What do they come from?

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:09 PM

Not sure mate been told a Sierra 4x4 and granada aswell so insure. I have a set of 108mm diameter shafts here but the ends only measure 33mm thick and when fitted there isn't enough travel on them so need ones with 40mm end caps

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:20 AM

I think 4x4 Sierra has 100mm joins, 2WD Cosworth Sierra has 108mm joins as well as early Cosworth Scorpio. What diff and hubs are you using?


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:03 AM

It's got a lsd diff in it and Sierra hubs I know the front is running cosworth 4 pot calipers so guess back could be cosworth

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

I got 5 stud granada ones somewhere which is why i asked. They may be what you need, i need 4 studs but i got them as a package reasonably cheap with a 7.5in lsd.

If theyre the ones you want give me a shout.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:11 AM

Hi Paul I'm after the drive shaft between diff and hub nate it the hubs them selves

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

Ok..ill have a dig in Aladdins cave. I got a few different sets..xr4..xr4x4..cossie etc. May have some, you in a rush?

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:08 AM

I am really as it's the last thing stopping me getting it back out on the road

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:35 AM

Get the parts piecemeal is a nightmare, been there, got the Tee shirt.

 

I'd check carefully what diff you've got (size and ratio). Even if you get a pair of the correct shafts (I got lucky and got some for £100), if the diff is 7.5" the choice of ratios is limited and It may be easier to go to a 7" diff on the basis that the driveshafts are available new for not much money, and if your existing hub flanges are 4 stud and 108mm joints, they fetch good money.

 

Unfortunately you're probably not in a position to try and get a complete rear beam now so you're probably stuck with waiting for the Cossy shafts to turn up at the right price. The fact that you haven't got them with the current set up suggests that someone else has trouble sourcing them as well.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

Hi Richard silly question but how do I know what diff I have is it marked up anywhere? And I have one correct shaft all ready it's just when I was sold the kit car, the lad I got it off had lost the other one so I thought just buy some off ebay not knowing that there is different sizes of them

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Look for an ally tag on one of the diff cover bolts. Failing that, read this thread:

 

http://www.rhocar.or...showtopic=45580


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

Cheers will check the diff out tomorrow

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:26 PM

I'm after 108mm Lobro Shafts and drive flanges as changing to a merc Diff which is 108mm, I was considering buying from J&R as they sell them.

I currently have a 3.92 Diff with 100mm lobros and will have the 100mm drive flanges, and driveshafts to go with it if any good we could sort something out?

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:14 AM

J&R only sell new shafts for 100mm joints for Sierra / Scorpio. You can get the 108mm joints, not the matching shafts. I bought all new joints and had to use second hand 2WD Cosworth shafts.


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