No I don't think so as it only took my garage about half an hour to swap over. My previous had shot bearing on front and rear was discovered to only flex one way!!! Smooth as can be now but it picks up I have a very slight buckle on one wheel - arghhhhhh. MOT next week and one of front suspension bearings need replacing; previous only lasted 3 years! Car has though now done 187k so really owes me nothing and may well be up for sale soon for a minimal amount as cutting down from 3 vehicles to two. X Trail and VW camper selling and swapping to VW California + wifes Golf so all German !!!!That's good to know, Does the exhaust need removing to replace the propshaft?