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Mar 25, 2016

Nissan Skyline GT-R Axles or Driveshafts

Right side axle for an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Axles, driveshaft, propshaft, half shafts, Constant velocity(CV) shafts often all refer to the same parts, but different regions of the world use different terms. To me, we call the shaft that extends from the front or rear differential to each wheel an axle. On the front because you not only have up and down, in and out, but back and forth movement, they have a tendency to wear overtime and split.  Once the boot splits, the grease is tossed out, and you will eventually get metal on metal operation and failure.

Axle removal for a Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Split boot on an R32 GT-R front axle

If you take an axle to most decent axle rebuilding shops, they can figure out the boots that you need. They are not anything super unique. Its a little more difficult if you are doing it yourself, and need to figure out part numbers and cross references.  Below are the Nissan numbers, and I will fill in cross references as we get them.

B Series Honda Axle Problems and Solutions - good information about fixing some axle issues. 

Part numbers:

R32, R33, R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R


Front Left axle39101-23U60 (Alternate 39101-05U00) (Alternate 39101-23U00)

Front Right axle39100-23U60 ( Alternate 39100-05U00) (Alternate 39100-23U00)

  •     Inner boot - 39741-05U25 (Alternate 39741-05U26)
    •  C9GDA-05U8L
      •     Replaces: 39741-05U26, 39741-05U27, 39741-05U28, 39741-05U89, 39741-05U91, C9GDA-05U89
  •     Outer boot - 39241-05U25 (Alternate 39241-05U26)
    • I haven't tried this, but I would believe its true. Zeeshan Ashiq posted
      • 06 g35x front passenger axle works. Part number NI8349
Right side inner joint - 39711-05U00
Left side inner joint - 39711-35F10

Front outer boot kit - C9BDA-05U8H - available at Kudos

  • Superceeds
    •  C9BDA-05U86
    •  39241-05U86
    •  39241-05U85
    •  39241-05U25
    •  39241-05U26
    •  39241-23U25
    •  39241-23U26
    •  39241-50A90
    •  39241-50A92

Axle Nut -  08911-6241A
Front Axle Washer - 01311-01231

Outer boot kit - 39241-17V87 (2 per car)
Inner boot kit - 39741-17V86 (2 per car)
Rear left side axle - 39601-05U00
Rear right side axle - 39600-05U00
39100-23U00 fits all these cars.  Right side axle fits R32, R33, R34, A31, C34, C35, AWC34

39101-23U00 fits all these cars  Left side axle fits R32, R33, R34, A31, C34, C35, AWC34

Driveshaft or Propeller Shaft

Front Propshaft

R32 R33 AWC34- 37200-05U00

Front propshaft - The length is different between the R32/R33 and R34. R32/R33 flange to flange, not overall length is 27 inches.  The R34/Getrag flange to flange is 28 inches.

Rear Propshaft

R32 - 37300-05U01
R33 - 37300-24U00
R34 -37300-AA300

Center Bearing - 37521-05U25

Bracket - Center bearing - 37511-05U00

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Aftermarket Driveshafts and Propshafts. 

Some people say that a one piece driveshaft (rear propshaft) in a GT-R will vibrate/shimmy. I have no personal experience with that. Nissan ran a carbon fiber driveshaft in the 400R, and the Z-Tune.  ACPT was supposedly the supplier at least for the Z-Tune.   We ran ACPT in the R34 GT-R World Challenge race car. On our quest to lose weight this piece lost us several pounds of rotating weight.  ACPT was local in Huntington Beach, making using them also favorable. 

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