No one has needed these anytime recently?
Got a quote back from the dealer, retail on these is $270 ea
Is there a source for these other than the dealer? I have a friend in the parts at one so I am having him look into them for me, but I read some older threads about there being an aftermarket source for quite a bit cheaper.
Posted on the Yahoo syncro group as well as sent an email to the guy who used to post on here that had them. Any additional help, or even sources for them other than the dealer are hugely appreciated.
Just pulled my drive line out today so I need to make sure I get them before next winter at the latest
I shot him an email on what I was able to find online, do you have any recent contact with him? Everything I have seen was over a year old from him, at least on these boards. He was selling them for about $100 a piece from the threads I saw, so that would save me a few hundred bucks haha
I have talked and researched this to death and there is no one that has successfully used different bearings to fit the syncro. It has been mentioned and talked about in countless threads and discussions, with the results always coming back negative. What you have posted is about as far as anyone gets, hey I hear these work and they are cheap, good luck
The biggest thing is the bearing is probably not an un-common size, but the rubber housing for it is not close enough to anything to work without serious fabrication to bolt in. The stock setup on my syncro has lasted since the car was new in 92 so I don't have an issue paying for the new OEM bearings, was just hoping someone had found a viable solution in the past few years
All the threads and info for these online is almost all 3+ years old, I did recieve a reply from Les, the guy who was making his own. He is busy with family life and is planning on doing another run of bearings, just no idea when he will get the time to make it happen. Just happy to hear he is not gone and there is at least a chance he will make another run in the future
Well, i found a $2.19 solution to my fried hanger bearing. In my case the bearing itself is fine, just the rubber around it died. Given that my car is a track only car, nvh is not a concern at all. So i made a new mount by welding mounting poi ts and reinforcement on to a 2" exhaust clamp. I took a blade and cut as much protruding rubber off the bearing and it comes out to roughly 2-1/8" od, the 2" clamp has an od of roughly 2-1/8".... There is some wiggle room as a result of the remaining rubber on the bearing but it clamps down quite well. When the car car' s put away in the fall, i can see me doin the same to the front bearing as well...
Just an fyi for those who don't feel like giving stupid money ($400) to the dealer for more crappy rubber....
I have yet to run these yet, but I used E30 hanger bearings. The center metal sleeve that the bearing sits in needs to be trimmed down a bit so the cups on the end of the prop shaft can bolt down all the way.
I should also mention that since my Syncro swap is custom, I fitted the body tabs to the e30 parts. I think the spacing was really close to stock though so they in theory should work in a factory application.
I know that toy_vw used the tundra hanger bearings for his scirocco2 syncro swap if that helps anyone.
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Disassembled my prop shaft today, both bearings have a 30mm inner race (1.180") and are 13mm deep (.512") which is identical to the BMW E30 center driveshaft bearing. If you're swapping into a non-Syncro car I would highly suggest using the E30 bearings since they're $13 USD.
The part numbers on the stock bearings are 191 521 352 and 191 521 351. I can't find those part numbers listed anywhere to even get a price. I'm sure they're not cheap.
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they will run you about 240euro for both plus shipping
they are available at vw classic parts in germany
search for partnumbers:
191521350 and 191521349
so this should not be hard at all
I have a source that can get propshaft bearings from the dealer price will be $400 for the pair, brand new.
That one would probably work for the rear one, but the front bearing is offset to line up the driveshaft with the output on the transmission. Good option for the rear though.
bought two new OEM bearings and pressed the offest one on backwards like a doofus. Hoping to be able to get it off or I just wasted $200 on a bearing.