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Old 10-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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So, I offered to help a buddy of mine fix some torn inner, front CV boots on his '02 WRX. Has anyone done this before and what would you suggest?

I was thinking, either

1) get the boots (all four - inner and outer), remove the axles ourselves, then take the axles to a local shop and have them cleaned up and rebuilt with the new boots. I am thinking $40 for parts plus an hour of labor = $100-$150

2) order two new rebuilt axles and install them ourselves. About $150 for both axles. they are "rebuilt axles".

What do you think?
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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I had one replaced under warranty and I think they dealership wanted $175. So if you do it yourself $150 sounds about right for 2 of them
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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if you take it to the dealership and get one side inner or outter the labor is going to be 2 hours. if you replace the inner might as well do the outter at the same time since there is no diff in labor time. i think the boots run about 30 bucks for both... then again that might be my price.. i ferget.

but an hour of labor for one side if you bring in the axle sounds about right.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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its a messy job if u od it urself
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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and dont ferget ta get some of that band grease...

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Old 10-04-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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thanks for the feedback. I think we are hoing to just buy complete axles and not mess with rebuilding the old ones. This only is about $50 more and has the potential to save a lot of headaches.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:41 PM   #7
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If it comes down to it I have a set off of my 02 wrx. They have about 45,000 miles on them.

I havnt inspected them super close, but I am pretty sure there are no rips. I am using sti axles with my new tranny so I do not need them.

I also have an impact, jack, stands, etc. If you want to switch them out real quick I am not scared.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:48 PM   #8
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hmmm. Thanks! How much?
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:54 PM   #9
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Thanks all. We installed new axles ($80 each from checker). Piece of cake. Subies and NASIOC rules!
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:38 AM   #10
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wow $80 is super cheap.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:25 AM   #11
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If it comes down to it I have a set off of my 02 wrx. They have about 45,000 miles on them.

I havnt inspected them super close, but I am pretty sure there are no rips. I am using sti axles with my new tranny so I do not need them.

I also have an impact, jack, stands, etc. If you want to switch them out real quick I am not scared.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:45 AM   #12
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wow $80 is super cheap.
yep...

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...Shaft+%2f+Axle
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:13 AM   #13
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So, I offered to help a buddy of mine fix some torn inner, front CV boots on his '02 WRX. Has anyone done this before and what would you suggest?

I was thinking, either

1) get the boots (all four - inner and outer), remove the axles ourselves, then take the axles to a local shop and have them cleaned up and rebuilt with the new boots. I am thinking $40 for parts plus an hour of labor = $100-$150

2) order two new rebuilt axles and install them ourselves. About $150 for both axles. they are "rebuilt axles".

What do you think?
1) If you're competent enough with working on a car to remove the axle from the car, you're competent enough to "rebuild" the axles yourself with the new boots. If I remember correct, and I'm assuming WRX axles are the same as other subaru axles, all there is holding them together is a retaining ring on the part that mates with the transmission, remove it, spray some cleaner on the bearings and put the new boots on, squirt the grease packet in and replace.

2) I got a "rebuilt" axle for my '04 WRX from BAP and its doing good. I get them at wholesale, but I think I paid $50 or so.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:54 PM   #14
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1) I agree. The CV joints were questionable though.

2) That's cheap. Maybe you could hook me up with those prices next time
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:55 PM   #15
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1) I agree. The CV joints were questionable though.

2) That's cheap. Maybe you could hook me up with those prices next time

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Old 10-12-2006, 11:42 PM   #16
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They have "split boots" taht you can regrease and throw on real quick, not positive if they have one's that fit a subaru.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:09 AM   #17
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I think the job is complete.
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