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Old 12-10-2020, 08:59 PM
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Front Driveshaft 15mm Spacer at Guibo

I don't have stripped splines on my front driveshaft but found this spacer on eBay from Russia. It looks well machined and pushes splines 15mm further into the Transfer Case.

I only found 1 feedback and it was positive. Has anyone here tried this $31 spacer ($41 shipped in 1.5 mths)?

https://www.ebay.com/i/253655468495?...SABEgK1YfD_BwE

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Old 12-11-2020, 11:54 AM
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Looks like it might work. You would need three longer bolts though.
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Is that spacer supposed to replace the original centering sleeve or between the halves? If it's installed between there would be a gap between the spacer and front half where the bolts go thru and only lies on the center of the piece.

Edit: My mistake. It should fit flush. I remembered the front half structure wrong and added the third picture.





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Old 12-11-2020, 01:47 PM
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Looks nice. Should come with the extended bolts trix5 mentioned though. Looks like quite a bit more engagement of the splines. If I had a prelci (think they are only ones affected?) I might get this preventatively.
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Stripped splines is one of my fears, I just bought this item even though I was thinking of converting my pre-LCI to RWD
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What bolts were you going to use? Not so easy to find M10x70 mm 10.9 partially threaded thick zinc coated ones. 8.8 spec similar bolts I could find on BMW parts but especially when they are longer than original I wouldn't take the lower strength ones.
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As long as things stay balanced.... I don't see why this wouldn't work. Agreed, appropriate length bolts would be required.
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That's actually a nice solution to the problem I think. I tried reading through the listing and couldn't fully determine how thick the spacer is. It mentions 1 cm making it possible to install (if i'm understanding that correctly).

I wonder if it can be used on the chinese replacement front drive shafts as well...
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What bolts were you going to use? Not so easy to find M10x70 mm 10.9 partially threaded thick zinc coated ones. 8.8 spec similar bolts I could find on BMW parts but especially when they are longer than original I wouldn't take the lower strength ones.
I will order some online. No problem to get M10 bolts in 10.9 over here but they will not have zinc coating on them so they will rust.

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That's actually a nice solution to the problem I think. I tried reading through the listing and couldn't fully determine how thick the spacer is. It mentions 1 cm making it possible to install (if i'm understanding that correctly).

I wonder if it can be used on the chinese replacement front drive shafts as well...
It's 15mm thick, it not mentioned in the description but only in the pictures.
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What bolts were you going to use? Not so easy to find M10x70 mm 10.9 partially threaded thick zinc coated ones. 8.8 spec similar bolts I could find on BMW parts but especially when they are longer than original I wouldn't take the lower strength ones.
Try here: https://www.belmetric.com/advanced_s...rd=M10x70+10.9
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