BMW X5 Front Drive Shaft

We would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2014!

To start the first day of the work year at Cobra we received a phone call from a new client wanting to purchase the drive line shaft for the BMW X5 equipped with the NV125 or the LWX500 Transfer Case or as its know in across the pond, Transfer Box.

He mentioned he purchased one that was re manufactured.  What does this mean you ask?  How do you remanufacturer a shaft?  Well, what happens is they ask for your shaft back first or charge a core.  Already with a few in stock, the company that is remanufacturing them will cut off the spline section and weld a new spline section.  Sometimes the new spline section is the same size of the original but most of the time its the a bit longer (about an inch longer)

From the description the issue this client was having with the one he purchased appeared to be a bad weld.  Its not the first time we've heard of this and of an unbalanced shaft.  If the shaft is not properly balanced you can feel the vibration as a result at different speeds.  Also consider there are various welds after the fact. 

These are just some of the issues to consider when purchasing a the spline section or a remaned shaft.  It does not mean they are all bad, just something to think about before making such an investment in time and money just to save a few dollars.

To view the new shaft on our online store click here.

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