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Spikehaus 2nd April 2009 08:46 PM

Drivehaft Bolts
Does anyone know the size, pitch, length and general specification of the rear driveshaft bolts for the connection to the diff? I cut mine of with the grinder when I stripped the car.

Also where can you buy the associated shim's

Bonzo 3rd April 2009 06:18 PM

If you are meaning the 12 torx bolts needed for the bolt on shafts ( Lobro )

They are M8 X 50mm female head torx bolts, standard metric thread.

The ones I removed from mine are black in colour so I assume they are high tensile bolts 10.9 grade !!??

You may have a problem finding torx bolts but allen bolts will be just as good.

There are some allen bolts on ebay at the moment. M8X50 12.9 grade but they look to be set bolts.


I did message this seller a while back to ask it he had bolts of this grade & for a price of 24.
Sadly he never got back to me. :confused:

Nice to have plenty of trade & be able to ignore genuine customers. :D :D :confused:

I have not got a clue as to where you will find the little backing plates though.

Spikehaus 3rd April 2009 06:58 PM

Cheers Ronni

On order!

flyerncle 5th April 2009 11:56 AM

Might help,VW an Audi have same idea for backing plates but not sure about bolt center's.

Spikehaus 5th April 2009 01:50 PM

I will put some on my next laser cutting order i think?

Bonzo 5th April 2009 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Spikehaus (Post 12502)
Cheers Ronni

On order!

Did you go for the allen bolts or did you manage to find torx bolts from somewhere ? ;)

Have you been given a price for the lazer cut backing plates. I'd be interested in sharing the cost with you. :) :)

Spikehaus 5th April 2009 03:56 PM

Black Allen Bolts, as long as it passes SVA im happy! Will read up about it when I further on. We put in a new order in for laser plates about every 3-4 weeks for the business, we have got some bits on order for another forum member. They are likely to be pence each, so when I get round to it will order spares and let you know.

fabbyglass 6th April 2009 12:31 PM

Sure some enterprising bod could have those shim/washer things laser cut

Bonzo 6th April 2009 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by fabbyglass (Post 12553)
Sure some enterprising bod could have those shim/washer things laser cut

If my memory serves me right :confused:

Blade had some nice stainless ones Lazer cut. :) :)

fabbyglass 6th April 2009 08:18 PM

Tickety boo

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