BMW Axleshafts & Half-Shafts for BMW E46 (1999-2005) M3

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We offer front and rear axle shafts for your BMW. BMW all wheel drive models front axle shafts are common failure items. We recommend inspecting the rubber boots regularly as a preventative measure. If the CV joints of the axle shaft are exposed to water and dirt they are very likely to fail prematurely.

Differential Rear Axle Shaft Seal with Lock Ring - E46 M3, E9x M3, E39 N5 and more
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T#:7917
Part#: 33107510289
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Leaking differential output seals? Replace yours today with this OEM replacement. This seal measures 76x50x10.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2011 E82 BMW 1M Coupe
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2008-2011 E90 BMW M3 - Sedan
2008-2013 E92 BMW M3 - Coupe
2008-2013 E93 BMW M3 - Convertible
1988 E28 BMW M5
1991-1995 E34 BMW 540i,M5
1997-2003 E39 BMW M5
2006-2010 E60 BMW M5
1987-1989 E24 BMW M6
2006-2010 E63 BMW M6
1979-1981 E23 BMW 733i
1988-1994 E32 BMW 740i 740il 750il
1995-3/1996 E38 BMW 740i 740il 750il
1990-1999 E31 BMW 840i 840ci 850i 850ci 850csi
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
Axle Nut - Most BMWs
Febi - Corporate Logo
T#:12580
Part#: 33411133785
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This is the axle nut that is used on some cars as the rear axle nut or rear output shaft nut. On all wheel drive models it may also be used as the front axle shaft nut. This nut requires a 36mm socket that we sell below.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008+ E82 BMW 128i 135i 1M Coupe
1995-1998 E36 BMW M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 325i 325ci 325xi 330i 330ci 330xi M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi 335d 335i 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2012 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Coupe
2007-2012 E93 BMW 328i 335i M3 - Convertible
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive 535i 535xi 535i xDrive 545i 550i M5
2010+ F07 BMW 535i GT, 535i xDrive GT, 550i GT, 550i xDrive GT
2011+ F10 BMW 528i 528i xDrive 535i 535i xDrive 550i 550i xDrive
2004-2010 E63 BMW 645ci 650i M6
2012+ F12 BMW 640i 650i
1995-2001 E38 BMW 740i 740il 750il
2002-2008 E65 BMW 745i 745li 750i 750li 760i 760li
2009+ F01 BMW 740i 740li 750i 750li 750i xDrive 750li xDrive 760li
1990-1999 E31 BMW 840i 840ci 850i 850ci 850csi
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
2011+ F25 BMW X3 xDrive28i X3 xDrive35i
2000-2006 E53 BMW X5 3.0i X5 4.4i X5 4.6is X5 4.8is
2007-2013 E70 BMW X5 3.0si X5 4.8i X5 xDrive30i X5 xDrive35d X5 xDrive35i X5 xDrive48i X5M
2008+ E71 BMW X6 xDrive35i X6 xDrive50i X6M
1998-2002 Z3 BMW M Roadster M Coupe
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2000-2003 E52 BMW Z8 Roadster
Liqui Moly Long Life Grease with MoS2 - 100 grams
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T#:394703
Part#: 2003
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Made specifically for long periods of lubrication for extremely high bearing pressures and high pressure surface contact, this grease with the added MoS2 Anti-Friction modifier is great for things such as c.v. joints, bearings, guides, and spline shafts.

Long term protection for frictions heavy components.

Liqui-Moly is a German chemical company that offers top of the line engine oils, additives, and car care products that are designed to extend the life of your engine and ensure the best lubrication and cleanliness off engine and transmission components possible. With more than 50 years of experience and reviews across the world from magazines and race teams, Liqui-Moly proves time and time again why they are one of the most innovative lead forces of performance automotive chemicals in the world.


Bolt for Driveshaft CV Joint - E46 M3, Z4M
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T#:7941
Part#: 33217571990
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This is the M10x46-ZNS3 bolt that secures the driveshaft rear CV Joint to the differential.

This item fits the following BMWs:
Driveshaft CV Joint Bolt
1999-2005 E46 BMW 330i 330ci M3
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
Rear Axle Shaft Bolt
2002-2008 E65 BMW 760i 760li
2003-2006 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i
2000-2003 E52 BMW Z8 Roadster

CV Boot Kit - Inner - E31 E36 E46 Z3M Z4M
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T#:369320
Part#: 33217840673
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This is a repair kit to replace an inner CV boot on your BMW axle.

GKN is a global company specializing in meeting the needs of the growing automotive industry. Every time you travel by road or air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. Designing, manufacturing and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers, GKN is also competitive in the automotive aftermarket.

Continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, GKN is always striving to better themselves in everything they do.

Genuine BMW Rear Axle Reinforcement 33211209543
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T#:7938
Part#: 33211209543
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Genuine BMW Reinforcement - D=10Mm/Zn
This item fits the following BMW Chassis:
E36 M3,E34 M5,E46 M3,E85 Z4M,E53 48IS,E34,E36,E38,E39,E46,E53 X5,E85 Z4,E86 Z4


Rear Axle Output Shaft - Right - E46 M3, E85 Z4M
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T#:372816
Part#: 33207839468KT
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This Genuine BMW rear axle shaft includes both the inner and outer CV joints. This axleshaft is for use on the right (passenger) side.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
CV Boot Kit - Priced Each - E36 E39 E46 Z4
GKN Drivetech - Corporate Logo
T#:376659
Part#: 33211229376
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GKN is a global company specializing in meeting the needs of the growing automotive industry. Every time you travel by road or air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. Designing, manufacturing and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers, GKN is also competitive in the automotive aftermarket.

Continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, GKN is always striving to better themselves in everything they do.


Genuine BMW Rear Axle Reinforcement 33207572717
Genuine BMW - Corporate Logo
T#:7937
Part#: 33207572717
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GENUINE BMW REAR AXLE REINFORCEMENT 33207572717

Rear Axle Output Shaft - Left - E46 M3, E85 Z4M
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T#:366890
Part#: 33207839467KT
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This Genuine BMW rear axle shaft includes both the inner and outer CV joints. This axleshaft is for use on the left (drivers) side.

Includes refundable $50.00 core charge.


This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe

Bar & CV Upgrade (Pair) - E46 M3
Driveshaft Shop - Corporate Logo
T#:402369
Part#: M3R2
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$944.99
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If you have added a large amount of horsepower to your vehicle, chances are the stock drivetrain is not ready for the abuse. Furthermore, the factory axle shafts in the back were not made to withstand anything over the output of the original car and quickly become the weakest link in the chain.

Enter these upgraded rear cv axles from The Driveshaft Shop. These are your own axles that we will send out and have Driveshaft Shop work their magic. The outer housings will be shot-peened and tempered and metal covers will be installed on the outer cv with a double o-ring seal. Inside new cage/race internals are installed capable of handling extreme amounts of power with a 108mm inner cv. Finally, the bars are changed out for aircraft grade with 36 splines instead of the factory 28. When they are finished these cv axles boast a strength of up to 1000hp and come with a one year warranty.

In order to have this process done, your old axles must be removed and shipped (Process takes 7-10 business days to be completed). Please call for further details.

The Driveshaft Shop has been manufacturing heavy duty replacement driveshafts for street and track vehicles around the world for the last thirty years. Every single shaft is dynamically balanced at over 9000 RPMs to ensure unbeatable reliability. With materials such as Carbon Fiber, Aluminum, and Chromoly The Driveshaft Shop has a solution for you no matter what the application.

This part fits the following BMWs:
2001 - 2006 E46 M3

Rear Axle CV Boot Repair Kit - Outer - E46 E85
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T#:59887
Part#: 33217840674
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This is the Genuine BMW brand rear axle boot kit for the interior CV joint. The kit includes the boot, clip, clamp and grease. This is for the interior cv joint.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2005 E46 BMW 330i 330ci - Automatic Transmission
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe


E46 M3 Outer CV Boot Housing Rebuild Kit
Turner Motorsport - Corporate Logo
T#:1966
Part#: TDR4628CVJ
Ships on Mar 21, 2019
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Made in the USA Over the years driving and racing the E46 M3 in Grand-Am racing, club racing, driving school events, and street driving, we have found that the half-shafts need to be rebuilt or replaced often. This is especially true of the outer CV joint (closest to the wheel bearing) due to the high loads on the half shafts and elevated temperature in that region. Thanks to our extensive experience in Grand-Am endurance racing, we have designed a kit to prolong CV joint life and save frequent and costly replacing of half shafts, on both street and track/race cars. The problem with rebuilding E46 half-shafts is that the CV joint ("Constant Velocity Joint") closest to the wheel bearing is not serviceable because a stamped steel housing must be cut off to access the CV joint. The housing cannot be reused, therefore necessitating replacement of the whole half-shaft. We have designed a reusable aluminum housing to make servicing the CV joint possible.

This is a custom Turner Motorsport item, originally designed for our championship-winning Grand-Am M3s. It can also be used in non-racing applications, for both track and street E46 M3s. If you are performing any work on the rear driveline of your E46 M3 (such as wheel bearings, differential work, bushings, rear sway bar / swaybar, etc) or are prepping for the race season, then now is an excellent time to perform this job as well.

Kit includes 2 CNC aluminum housings (left and right are the same) with Black anodized coating, 12 set-screws (6 per housing), 2 Viton O-rings, 8 Oetiker clamps, and 4 stainless steel breather tubes (only required for race use).

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