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Old 10-12-2018, 01:19 AM   #21
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:26 AM   #22
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Thats the glimmer of hope im reaching for, thanks.

So you were actually able to use your 325 axles in the 330 hub, is that correct?

If i understand the OP correctly he is saying there are two variations of 330i axle , with different fittings at the diff end, but BOTH styles fit into the HUB end.. have i understood that correctly?

So in theory i do not have to worry about any variation of hub size.. it stays the same . So i can grab any 330 rear trailing arm and hub.

Really appreciate your reply ive only had two , and the other guy said he didnt think so .. im leaning towards what you have said because you say you have done it, but i really could use a few more answers if possible..

I also have the early syle evenly spaced axles at the diff end..

If the wheel bearing for the 330i and 325i share the same part number, would this be a good indication that the 325 axle will fiy into the 330 hub?
From what i remember, My old style 325i half shaft splined perfectly into the 330i hub.

tell you what, When i go home this evening, i will Do it again.. i still have the old style half shafts and a bent 330i Trailing arm..
Will take some pictures. Lets just be 100% sure im giving you the correct information here. Nothing Better than PICS!!!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:18 AM   #23
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #24
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So in conclusion there are only two different shapes of axle but more than two different diameters of those two types. TMS have it spot on with the fitments. The only 3 litre car my 31mm axles will work with is the Z4 , but after all that work it turns out the largest 3.0i has the same hub size as the 325 / 328 any way !

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