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#1 rueda

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:47 PM

I've destroyed the CV joint of my left driveshaft (the short one) on a trackday on my VXT.

I'm looking for a new driveshaft but don't know where to find one (I'm in france).

Any ideas or someone with a second hand one to sell ?

Thank you ;)



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:16 PM

Second hand market in the UK, maybe eBay? I think the short one can be found on eBay, but not the long one.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

https://www.ebay.co....agAAOSwXjVdcnRb



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:34 PM

http://www.megavaux....vx220-4622.aspx

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:39 PM

Sorry, the link above says "out of stock"...

Edited by 2-20, 17 November 2019 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:55 PM

 

Thank you, I've already seen this one, but I'm not confident with the reliability of it on a high powered track car.

I prefer to stay on a GM one, except if someone says it is a good product.



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:55 PM

I have one for the near side (left side), haven't had any issue with it ... And I think I am not the only one. The one linked here seems to be the off side (right side) so the longer one..

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:20 PM

How is your german?

https://www.ebay-kle...996176-223-4867

 



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:35 AM

I was in the same boat a couple of years ago, bought from GM, £400 odd, but worth it to me for the reliability.



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:09 AM

Are the CV's not a stock part from an astra or Vectra? I thought it was the shaft that was the unique part?

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:21 AM

I'm not 100% sure, but it sure looked a damn lot like an Astra driveshaft.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yes it would be interesting to know if a joint from an astra would work or not, but the pictures of it that I can find confuse me. Too many different versions...

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:05 PM

Correct... the shorter eBay one is the right fitment but nobody seems to stock or know the correct dimensions for the long one.

 

I installed the shorter and it seems fine, but I've only done 1k miles since my refresh.  I found a genuine longer one, that had probably been sitting in one of Thorney's cupboards for 10 years.

 

I am pretty sure that Mark (Mbes) used the eBay shorter one too, and has probably done lots more miles than me! :)



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 01:07 PM

Correct... the shorter eBay one is the right fitment but nobody seems to stock or know the correct dimensions for the long one.

 

I installed the shorter and it seems fine, but I've only done 1k miles since my refresh.  I found a genuine longer one, that had probably been sitting in one of Thorney's cupboards for 10 years.

 

I am pretty sure that Mark (Mbes) used the eBay shorter one too, and has probably done lots more miles than me! :)

 

I fitted a OEM long one, along with a Ebay short one. Which Seems fine and holding up well after over 4k miles with a track day. 

 

Its just std NA power but thumbs up from me for the ebay one (short)

 

Thanks



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 01:09 PM

 

Correct... the shorter eBay one is the right fitment but nobody seems to stock or know the correct dimensions for the long one.

 

I installed the shorter and it seems fine, but I've only done 1k miles since my refresh.  I found a genuine longer one, that had probably been sitting in one of Thorney's cupboards for 10 years.

 

I am pretty sure that Mark (Mbes) used the eBay shorter one too, and has probably done lots more miles than me! :)

 

I fitted a OEM long one, along with a Ebay short one. Which Seems fine and holding up well after over 4k miles with a track day. 

 

Its just std NA power but thumbs up from me for the ebay one (short)

 

Thanks

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:25 PM

I think the CV joints are universal to both sides. They are splined on the shaft and retained by a circlip. If I am wrong I am sure someone on here will correct me. I have a brand new OEM long one with one CV joint. I also have a second hand one complete with two CV joints in excellent condition. £100 each plus delivery.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 10:43 AM

Yes, inside CV joint, are the same right to left If I look at VX references.

Oddly, outside CV joint have different references.

 

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Edited by rueda, 23 November 2019 - 10:46 AM.





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