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Old 11-12-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Should I buy this replacement axle?

My front right inner cv boot is ripped and I heard it's just easier to replace the whole axle out. I wouldn't mind going through the trouble of replacing the cv boot, but don't have the specials tools I was told I needed for my 06 wrx.

So, I found this online http://m.ebay.com/itm/290670308073?nav=SEARCH
Which is much cheaper than a oem from Subaru. Just not sure if I should trust it. Anyone have experience with these or any further advice?

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Old 11-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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There are two type of banding styles for the boot and the tool is pretty cheap, I would stay away from used axles I believe Subaru sells a OEM rebuild kit for the axles.


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Old 11-12-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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OEM ($$$$$), or remanufactured-OEM ($$$), are best.

If it's a daily driver (non-high performance), EMPI ($$)is good. I've had good luck with Cardone remanufactured ($$) axles and NAPA ($$) axles as well, for daily driver type use.

You have no idea who made that ebay unit. It's your money though.

Oh yes, you can rebuild too ($).
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:32 PM   #4
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yeah, oem is stupid expensive. I'll check out Cardon and give Napa a call. My car is mainly DD with some spirited back road driving, but I am not putting down huge power either. Trying to save some $$ but not buy crap products.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:54 PM   #5
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Iirc Cardone is who rebuilds the ones you get from the Subaru dealer
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:37 PM   #6
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Iirc Cardone is who rebuilds the ones you get from the Subaru dealer
The bottom one is a reman. Cardone unit. The top is stock.



I got the Cardone from Pep-Boys for $5.00. No joke, $5.00, I had a coupon.




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Old 11-13-2014, 01:50 PM   #7
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Damn! I will look into that!


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Old 11-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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Well, TiC is telling me to avoid all aftermarket axles and just replace the cv boot


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Well, TiC is telling me to avoid all aftermarket axles and just replace the cv boot


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That is a great plan.

If you look, you will see that was suggested to you.

It's just a bit of work, but when it's done it will be OEM good and not break the bank.


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