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Old 06-05-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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My kit car has custom length drive shafts due to the off centre diff mounting running standard 1.8 cv joints (push in type). I fancy switching to a flange type cv as it will make pulling the diff easier if/when needed (not much working room).

I understand the 1.8 push in and flange types are compatible as a complete assembly but what about the shaft itself - is that identical?
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Are you asking if you can take the CV's apart and swap them over? I think thats possible but I want to say that the 94-95 axles have shorter shafts because the flange takes up more length.
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Mazda's parts catalog lists a different number for the early ('94-'95.5) shaft that goes with the flange vs. the later one (''95.5+) that goes directly into an inner CV joint.

So the short answer is that, no, they are probably not interchangeable.
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Oh well thanks for the replies. Yes that was the idea leafy. I might buy a buggered one off eBay just to check. Need to replace a cv anyway but looks like ill stick with the push in ones
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I stuck with the push in CV's. For the record (because I heard otherwise on another forum) you can strip and rebuild both ends of the cv without any special tools (other then circlip pliar).
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