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Old 11-18-2012, 09:19 PM
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Driveshaft Swap?????

Anyone know if a 4 flange drive shaft , say from a 95 E420, would fit on my 95 E300D with a 3 flange drive shaft trans and Diff. Just wondering if the flanges have the same splines, length, threads etc...also does the Diff. have the same gear ratio?

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:32 AM
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No it will not fit every thing is different between the E300D and the E420 even the front brakes the 95 E300D rear gear ratio is 2.87 I know I have one the E420 I think is 2.25 I also have one
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:30 AM
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No it will not fit every thing is different between the E300D and the E420 even the front brakes the 95 E300D rear gear ratio is 2.87 I know I have one the E420 I think is 2.25 I also have one
Thanks for the info! It's too bad that even the axle shafts won't fit, they look much more robust than the smaller ones. Oh well. maybe I could swap a diesel engine into an E420...just kidding.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:05 PM
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everything is different, but many parts can be swapped onto the 300D chassis. it's the same body. I don't know if you can put a 4 point connector on the D transmission or not, but you can swap the subframe, diff, axles, brakes, control arms etc onto the D the car will be sluggish off the line, and you'll need to swap the speedometer over as well. *(and paint the unleaded fuel only words off of it...)

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