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I have already done the diff swap some time ago. I have recently been informed that I should not use the R180 half shafts. I know the diff is wider but I managed to get it all together and everyhting seems fine. Has anyone heard this little pearl of whisdom? I don't want a ticking time bomb under my car!
 

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Are you sure you changed from a 180 to a 200? They have different means of attaching the halfshafts? The 180 bolts to a flange on the diff, the 200 has splined shafts have a locking ring?
 

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It's a R200, but it has the bolt in flanges that a R180 has so I used 240 half shafts. I had always thought that the R200 used a CVJ type shaft so I was a bit surprised to have the flanges on it. My main concern is the travel in the shafts. Since I have lowered it there may not be enough travel left in the half shafts and I don't want to damage my wheel bearings and or diff. I thought about taking them out an measuring them but I thought if anyone would know here it would save me some time.
 

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There seems to be great debate as to the usage of the r180 shafts with the r200. I have spoken to my local z car guru who has worked on and raced z cars for years. The r180 shafts in his opinion are fine, but I suppose if you are generating crazy power then the r200 shafts may be the way to go...Id like to hear testimonial of anyone who has used the r180 shafts and has had a negative experience.. i.e kaboom. Anyone???
 
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