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Driveshaft Information

How to measure 
(if needed) Info on measuring vehicles for a custom driveshaft.  U-Joint Flange- Pinion Yoke measurements.  ID of different Driveshaft Types. 

U-Joint Identification
Basic U-Joint series size guide with dimensions for Inside & Outside lockup

Performer Series Steel Driveshafts
High Performance Steel Driveshafts
For Muscle cars, Hot Rods and Race Cars.  Also a Hi-Strength OE replacement driveshaft.

Nitro Series Steel driveshaft
Race Duty Hi-Strength DOM Steel High Performance Driveshaft in 1350 series U-Joint.  2000+Horsepower!

Import Driveshafts
Listings for New and Remanufactured Import Driveshafts for rear drive cars and trucks.

Aluminum Driveshafts

OE  Type Aluminum
Muscle Car - Hot Rods
Import Cars - tRUCKS


Truck Driveshafts
Driveshafts for 4x4 and 2 wheel drive.  Front 4x4 Driveshafts. Custom Drive Shafts for lifted trucks. GM, Dodge, Ford, Jeep.

Chevy-GMC Trucks

Camaro & Firebird Driveshafts
New design 1 pc driveshafts for V-6 Camaro and Firebirds.  Custom Drive Shafts for ALL Camaro's and Firebird's.

Corvette and Cobra
Drive Shafts - Transmission Yokes - Flanges and Parts. 

Classics and Antiques
Carrier bearings for the older Buicks and Cadillac's as well as can rebuild most of the CV driveshafts.  Dodge and Chrysler Ball and Trunion driveshaft conversions.

Driveshaft type Diagrams
Diagrams of most driveshaft types used and measure diagrams for each type.

Driveshaft Part Listings

Transmission Slip Yokes
Transmission Yokes and 4x4 Transfer Case Slip yokes for cars and trucks.


Transfer Case Bolt-on Yokes
Bolt on fixed type end yokes for transfer case.  CV type and single U-Joint yokes.  See Transmission for Slip type yokes

Pinion Yokes - Differential
Differential pinion yokes and flanges.

Driveshaft Component Parts
Listings for Universal Joints, Carrier Bearings, U-Bolts-Bolt/Strap Kits, Mid-Slip Yokes, Splined Stub Shafts. CV parts and diagrams.

Driveshaft Questions
Common Driveshaft questions and answers.

Customer Comments
Email feed back and testimonials from our customers.

Shop Photos

BMW Replacement



Driveshaft Specialist offers remanufactured BMW driveshafts for most cars and some SUV's.

Please have the last 7 of the VIN available.


Lisa BMW at Road AtlantaShown on the right is our friend Lisa V. from the Dallas Texas area.  Lisa runs our Standard BMW Driveshaft in her Race Car.

We use Premium Quality components in our Remanufactured driveshafts.

If our Remanufactured BMW Driveshaft Lisa at Road Atlanta
holds up to the stress of Road Racing without any failure you can be confident that it will hold up well in your BMW.

Photos from Road Atlanta

See Our Cheap Parts/Driveshafts   information listed further down the page.


For BMW Driveshafts there are 3 Basic Types.

We inventory 350+ specific part numbers of BMW driveshafts. 

We use the last 7 of the VIN to make sure we ship you the correct driveshaft.

  BMW Driveshafts are interchangeable.  Getting the exact fit driveshaft is critical.

 Please call toll free 1.866.455.6622 to order, confirm price or if you need technical assistance.  We are happy to assist and we are very nice people to do business with.

BMW Drive shaft, driveshaft photoBMW Type 1 Driveshaft (click image)  $399  Free Shipping!  + $80 to 150 core charge.  Return shipping of old driveshaft (core) included Free also.

BMW 3 U-Joint drive shaftBMW Type 2 Driveshaft (click image)  $425  Free Shipping!  + $80 to 150 core charge.  Return shipping of old driveshaft (core) included Free also.

BMW CV type drive shaftBMW Type 3 Driveshaft (click image)  $460  Free Shipping!  + $80 to 150 core charge.  Return shipping of old driveshaft (core) included Free also.

A very few  BMW Type 3 remanufactured shafts are $485-$505 due to more expensive components.  Shipping included.  Some core charges are $150.  These models are M3, 330's, 745i and 750i - and some other late models.
Note:  All BMW driveshaft pricing includes prepaid shipping to 48 US States.  (Alaska and Hawaii extra).  Core return is prepaid back to us. (except Alaska-Hawaii or International)

BMW X3-325Xi, 335Xi and other Front Shafts available at $345 Shipped.  100% new driveshaft.  These have replaceable 1210 series U-Joint.

100% NEW DRIVESHAFTS available for many rear shaft applications.  These have replaceable U-joints and no core charge starting at $525-$685 shipped.

Please have the last 7 of the VIN available.

Please call 1.866.455.6622 to order.  Thank You.

(NOTE:  Flex Disc are not included.  Also known as a Guibo.)




Please be aware of cheap  driveshafts.  We can easily reduce our price by $20 to $40 by using lower quality U- Joints and other driveshaft components.

We use the very best possible components available. 

We have been in business for over 50 years.

We have a good reputation and we will not sell you a potential problem just to make a few bucks more or offer a cheaper price.

Our pricing is fair and reasonable for the high level of quality driveshaft we provide.

Remember the "to good to be true" story?


Remanufacturing Process:

The  U-Joints and Center support bearing are replaced new.  Constant Velocity Joints if equipped are inspected, serviced or replaced as needed.  We install the U-Joints exactly as the BMW engineers did it originally.  We re-stake OE quality   U-Joints to eliminate any possible end play of the U-Joint.  After this process we Hi-Speed Spin Balance the complete driveshaft to make 100% sure it works perfectly.

How many miles did you get out of the OE BMW driveshaft? Most run 100,000 to 150,000 miles or more.  Actually not bad for the miles driven considering what you have to spend on oil changes, brake repairs and other maintenance costs.  Our driveshafts use the same top quality parts that BMW uses.  Our service life is similar to BMW.

SERVICE WARNING:  Some shops try to cut grooves in the driveshaft to put some cheap greaseable U-Joint in it.  This tends to cause vibration issues because the U-Joints do not fit properly.  On top of that how can you even grease the cheap U-Joints without pulling the exhaust system and heat shield. Greaseable U-Joints need grease at least every 10,000 miles or they will burn up from lack of lubrication.

BMW Driveshafts are not easy to change.  The exhaust system has to be removed and that is quite involved.  We suggest buying a quality driveshaft, not the cheapest possible price.  How much will you save if you have to replace the driveshaft again.   We can lower or pricing by lowering the quality of parts.  We just will not do that.

Warranty:  We offer a 1 year unlimited mileage guarantee, the same as a new BMW driveshaft from the dealer.

Flex Disc (Guibo) is not included in pricing.  See Service notes on Flex Disc below.


Core Return Procedure (old driveshaft return process)

We try to make this process as painless as possible for you.

 We will provide a Pre-Printed/Pre-Paid UPS Return Shipping Label.  Simply use the carton the New Driveshaft arrived in.  Put Old Shaft in Box - Seal It - Apply NEW Label over the Original shipping label and Give to ANY UPS Driver or leave at any UPS Drop OFF Location.   As simple as we can make it.  (Note - this is not a UPS pick label - it has to be taken to a drop off location or given to a driver)
CORE CREDIT is Typically issued within 7-10 BUSINESS Days of Old Unit Arriving at our Locations.   It takes a little time to check in the old driveshafts and get the paperwork processed.  We Do Not Want your Core Deposit money!  Please send the old Driveshaft Back! 
Most Cores are Re-Usable and we issue refunds on 99.99%, but if the driveshaft has been  run beyond the limits - No Core refund is possible.  Note:  If your old Driveshaft is damaged beyond repair,  Please let us know up front if the old driveshaft has bent tubes, broken ends or any abnormal wear.  We will advise up front if the core credit could be denied. 

 Service Suggestion:  Transmission Mounts

 Service Note:  We recommend changing the transmission mounts on BMW when servicing the driveshaft.  (We do not sell them).  The trans mounts are at the rear and bottom of trans.  They tend to collapse or disintegrate over time and this leads to trans sitting lower than normal.  This creates bad alignment of trans to driveshaft.  If you have a flex disc that is torn up, you MUST change the mounts as that indicates a bad alignment.  They are inexpensive at typically $10 or less per mount.  (2 required).   We suggest for the mounts.  We use them and we always get BMW OE quality mounts.



There is a right way to install  the flex disc.  On the rim of the disc there are alternating triangular arrows that point to each edge of the flex disc.  This arrow is where the disc should bolt up to the metal lobe of the driveshaft and the transmission flange.  The photo below shows a disc that is NOT installed correctly.  This can cause vibration and noise issues.  BE SURE YOU CHECK THIS!

 BMW flex disc bad installClick Image for full size photo




Remanufacture and Return Service available for most Driveshafts if we don't have an Exchange Unit available.

Please call for additional information, free technical advice and exact pricing.  We are happy to assist.

Last 7 of the VIN is needed.

We appreciate your business!