View Full Version : Which Axles for a st205 box in a st165 car

01-13-2012, 01:03 PM
So I am in the middle of a swap St 215 motor + St205 box into St165 car. I need to know which axle set up I need for the front wheels. As the St205 axles are quite different from the St165 axles. The St165 has Drive flanges coming out of the box(E150f), but the St205,(E154f) has a complete cv joint, no flanges. One of the drive flanges out of the St165 box fits into the St205 box but the other one doesnt. The bearing land is a larger diameter. So what do I use to make this work? St185 boxes DO have Drive flanges but are they the same as St165 or are they a smaller diameter and will fit into a St205 box?

01-13-2012, 04:27 PM
I think you'll need to make hybrid axles. Do the st205 inners bolt up to the st165 outer?

01-14-2012, 04:52 AM
No St 205 inners have no bolts just a "sealed" cv. I think my problem is that I have the first generation pre face lift St165 E150f1 gear box. I spoke to another guy who has done the same swap and his drive flanges went straight in. However his flanges came from an 89 so they may fit. Now to find some! I think they may be the same as St185 flanges.

01-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Found my answer, St185 drivers side (R/H) flange. Popped right in. My box was the first gen E150f box. Apparently when the went to the E150f2 they changed the diameter of the bearing land on the drivers side from 35mm to 32 mm. No hybrids needed. Yay!