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Carrier bearings st165 same as 205?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 am
by Anoo21
I have my eye on a st205 drive line with carrier bearings. Mine are shot on the 165. Did not know if anything knew if they were the same? Thanks

Re: Carrier bearings st165 same as 205?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 am
by paladek
Welll....
unfortunately they are not compatible.... two different PN:

the 205 uses two different pn for the two bearings:
3723020200 and 3723020210 for the 205 1994/10 and later
3723020150 and 3723020160 for the 205 1994/02 to 1994/10

the 165 uses same pn for the two bearings:
3723020120 for the 165 1988/04 to 1989/08
3723020110 for the 165 1987/10 to 1988/04

double unfortunately, the 165 one (3723020120) has been discontinued long time ago......
However, I remember looking at this problem quite few years back (just after I found out the 165 one is discontinued...) and came to the conclusion that with a bit of engineering skills the 3723020200 (205 one which can still be found) can be made to fit in the 165 application. Fortunately for me I didn't need to go that route as I could locate a pair of the correct 165 ones and got them ...that was quite few years back....

Re: Carrier bearings st165 same as 205?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:48 pm
by Anoo21
Thank you for the quick reply I might have to just wait for another group buy of the carbon drive shafts. :( I might have to try to make the 205 fit somehow as well.