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  1. #1 Drive shafts 
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    My kit (Marlin Cabrio LWB) is based on a Sierra 2l GLSi fitted with discs all round, looking for somewhere where I can get the drive shafts reconditioned or new ones, all ideas out there
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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F132213135653

    I got Sierra drive shafts and CV joints from this company on ebay. Beware that there are at least four different lengths of shaft (Granada are similar but slightly longer, also left and right differ in length). There are also push in or bolt on CV joints. Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott h View Post
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F132213135653

    I got Sierra drive shafts and CV joints from this company on ebay. Beware that there are at least four different lengths of shaft (Granada are similar but slightly longer, also left and right differ in length). There are also push in or bolt on CV joints. Scott.
    Also be aware that the bolt on Lobro Sierra ones are 100mm diameter whereas the cosworth are 108mm!
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    I also bought complete shafts from the same company as Scott for my last Cabrio . Good price and the quality seemed to be ok.
    As already stated be sure to get the right lengths.
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    How do measure to get the correct length?
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    CPS- Drive link in Gateshead make _drive shafts in the UK and also sell imported Chinese shafts similar to those sold on E Bay
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartdjones View Post
    How do measure to get the correct length?
    You will probably find that the shafts are fine and any wear is in the joints themselves. So I would suggest that you remove the shafts from the car and dismantle them. Then you can check the shafts for wear, and if you still want new ones you can measure them. I made the mistake of assuming that if I purchased complete shafts and joints it would save me faffing about assembling them, but they arrived as a kit. So with hindsight I would have only purchased joints and boots. Scott.
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    Hi, a recent MOT revealed that the CV gaiters on my Cabrio are showing signs of failure, although the CVs are probably OK.
    Has anyone had experience of fitting new gaiters without dismantling the shafts? The adverts suggest it is possible, but it doesn't look easy.
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    You could always try sierrasrus.co.uk
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    Hi Geoff There is a kit you can buy with split gaiters and an( epoxy type glue ) to solvent weld that are pretty good if you do not wish to strip the shafts.
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