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Old 05-10-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need help with m3 rear end swap

I need to know how much to extend the m3 driveshaft for it to work with the stock 5 speed transmission. I have the complete m3 rear end and i seem to be stuck with the length of the drive shaft
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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This might be an issue of trial/error by just attempting it. Depending on the situation, you can bolt up the rear end, take your measurements and have the driveshaft custom altered ( within a day or two. Keep in mind that they're also splined which allows for a bit of movement (+/- 2"). It was nice meeting you yesterday!

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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I think I may have read somewhere that a 7-series drive shaft (or part of it) may work? Maybe search around for that.

Otherwise Pat's drive line looks pretty good.

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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i still need to pass by and see the diff
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:48 AM   #5
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After days of looking around and calling different shops no one knows the exact number so I guess I will be doing what randy sugguested and bolt up the rear end take measurements and go to pats drive line (thanks randy).
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