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Half shafts

Posted: Tue 05 Dec, 2017 7:31 pm
by 00quattro00
Im looking for some half shafts that are at least 50mm shorter than the ones in my 500sec. Would shafts from a w123 be shorter and would the outer cv have the same spline?

Re: Half shafts

Posted: Tue 05 Dec, 2017 8:23 pm
by T-Modell
Hi to the New Zealander without a name :laughing6: ,

I guess you will have someone make that shaft for you. It would be pure luck to find one. I thought - lengthwise - a 350/450 R107 SLC shaft would fit my 500, but it didn't. Length was alright, but the diameter for the connections was different.

Unless you have someone who has shafts lying around - and you can try - I don't think you'll be lucky. Are there no specialists to shorten/lengthen and balance shafts where you are?

Regards
Thomas

Re: Half shafts

Posted: Sat 24 Mar, 2018 9:09 pm
by 00quattro00
Bump for some more info, would be nice to find some oem shafts so I dont have to get some made as they are not cheap

Re: Half shafts

Posted: Sat 24 Mar, 2018 10:21 pm
by CraigB
Sorry I don't know. Curious why. Are you putting bigger wheels and tubbing it? Bigger diff?

Re: Half shafts

Posted: Sun 25 Mar, 2018 10:43 am
by 00quattro00
I will be using a nissan r200 diff, they are slightly wider than the merc diff, if I can find some half shafts that are shorter I can just make some adapters for the inner cv to bolt onto the nissan diff

Re: Half shafts

Posted: Sun 25 Mar, 2018 12:13 pm
by John Green
The outer spline is the same across all W114>>>>>W126 models. Yes there are differant lengths, but the difference is minimal so I don't think you will get ones that are 50mm longer. :snooty: