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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: Who here has replaced the Axles or Driveshaft due to failure on a NA car?
Axles 0 0%
Driveshaft 4 15.38%
Both 2 7.69%
Neither 20 76.92%
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Old Sun, May-10-2015, 05:24:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who here as replaced their axles/driveshaft

Thanks, I think I'm still ok, but at 150k, prob not for long. It's also hard to separate this car's "normal" driveline noise and real issues at times.
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Old Sun, May-10-2015, 05:41:10 PM   #12
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Thanks, I think I'm still ok, but at 150k, prob not for long. It's also hard to separate this car's "normal" driveline noise and real issues at times.

Yeah, mostly impart that it's been so long since I've felt it with low miles. I had forgotten what a stock M3 felt like until yesterday, and this morning's drive.

Its a complete night and day difference with how smooth the SMG shifts. My only regret is ordering a diff before Matt took things apart and confirmed it 100%. I figured it was more common the backlash was bad than axles/driveshaft, but I atleast suspected the driveshaft should be replaced by now.

Can't complain overall. It's been a great car to drive for the past 8 years now. Hopefully I'll be done with its final build and move on to something new by December.


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Default Re: Who here as replaced their axles/driveshaft

Glad this thread came up,

I rebuilt my DS and asked this questing in my thread here

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=487580



Is that what yours looked like? or is that about normal for 112k. I'ts the drive shaft CV. Car feels good but I have never driven a new one.

I rebuilt my half shaft due to tearing the boot by accident.
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Default Re: Who here as replaced their axles/driveshaft

Did u go with stock prices? My stock components were fine with the supercharger but I figured I would go with driveshaft shop custom axels and cf ds. Wondering if anyone has gone this route as it will probably be another month till mine is ready to drive.
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Default Re: Who here as replaced their axles/driveshaft

Needed a rear axle output shaft for 2002 e46 M3 part number 33207839468 (rear right)

Where and who should i contact to get one of them? Is it possible to get it shipped?
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Glad this thread came up,

I rebuilt my DS and asked this questing in my thread here

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=487580



Is that what yours looked like? or is that about normal for 112k. I'ts the drive shaft CV. Car feels good but I have never driven a new one.

I rebuilt my half shaft due to tearing the boot by accident.
Ill see if I can snag some photos, as the axles are at the shop.

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Did u go with stock prices? My stock components were fine with the supercharger but I figured I would go with driveshaft shop custom axels and cf ds. Wondering if anyone has gone this route as it will probably be another month till mine is ready to drive.
Yes, I kept it all OE. Coinage is who helped me out big time with this, and he's using my old axles for his Turbo build, which hes ending out to be beefed up. Ill have to look into which company does it.

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Needed a rear axle output shaft for 2002 e46 M3 part number 33207839468 (rear right)

Where and who should i contact to get one of them? Is it possible to get it shipped?
Not sure? As far as I know, OE is the only option, www.ecstuning.com has them
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