If you have the dsm ac compressor bracket you won't need any spacer. If you don't run AC just trim the ear off that bracket because its the perfect width. I'd also use the oem bolts because they have a special taper on the end. Also note that on the dsm intermediate shafts theres a difference between the auto and manual and the auto one won't work on a manual trans.
Even when I used the AC bracket ear to space it out, I still had to add shims for the shaft
to spin easily by hand.
is there a different between the turbo axles compared to the 1.5? both w/ 5 speed manual tranny.
would the axles differ on the transmission you are using? where can I locate the tranny code? to see if those beefier sturdy turbo axles can be fitted.
Yes, the 1.5l axles consist of a long axle and short axle. Turbo axles consist of two equal length axles and an intermediate
axle that bolts to the back of the block. The axles should work the same, auto/manual, as long as you're using a dsm transmission and not the 1.5 transmission. The tranny code is on the bellhousing iirc.
F5M33=Manual fwd dsm transmission
W5M33=Manual awd transmission
F4A22=Auto fwd transmission
W4A33=Auto awd transmission