View Full Version : 2.8 30v axles discussion.

09-12-2014, 07:13 AM
I just recently had my front axles replaced about two weeks ago at a local shop. Before replacing my axles, i noticed my passenger side axle is somewhat thicker than the driver side. Yesterday, my driver side axle disconnected from the transmission[headbang]. Then i noticed that both axles are the same circumference...I confronted the shop about this and they claim they're the same as OEM. What are the differences between a 99.5 2.8 manual trans quattro axles compared to the other B5s?

09-28-2014, 08:04 PM
If you do a search, there's a thread discussing different inner cv joint sizes. If I remember correctly, the manual Trans quarttro cars had 100mm cv joints until the face lift which increased to 108mm. Auto Trans b5s had 130mm cv joints throughout the generation