Rear Drive Shaft Replacement

Salanizi

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Hello

I was wondering if my 2015 model needs a new drive shaft. There is some 1" play in the drive shaft (i think due to loose bearing rubber) - is that normal or should it be very tight with no play?

Currently there are no noises nor any driveline vibration.

Also, I believe the part number is

LR037027( with lo gear)​

Which brand is best (from lrdirect) britpart / hardy spicer / gkn / bearmach?

Cheers
 
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Michael Gain

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I replaced mine with GKN. No complaints.

One inch of play is subjective. It depends how much force you are putting on the carrier bearing to cause deflection.. that being said, I am not sure if the deflection force is written anywhere. If you have no drive line noise; and it isn't dropping into the rubber significantly, I wouldn't replace it
 

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It's on a lift getting one installed right now. Factory bearing p o o p ed the bed to where I could deflect it by hand by an inch or more.

I can report back, but holding it in my hand it seems like a well made part.




















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Hi All, I'm also wondering whether to go with the JXB center bearing for $250 or pay the ~$1800 for a new drive shaft fitted. OEM driveshaft not available until March so only available one seems expensive. Any opinions on how the JXB replacement center bearing performs? Thanks, Andy
 

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Thanks, I think I'll go for it and save my money for other fixes. it looks simple enough for me to install with limited mechanical skills.
 

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