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Old 11-28-2009, 02:40 AM   #1
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Question Where to purchase a new STI rear axles?

I'm searching around for any alternative sources/places to purchase a 2004 STI rear axle assembly? Can only find front axles. (primary sources: Subaru or DSS). I bought a used 2004 STI rear axles but it seen to have some side to side play & makes some very loud howling noises at 50+ MPH only during throttling.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Try subaru genuine parts for brand new axles.

Millennium auto usually has good used parts. They got me two used 05 STi rear axles for pretty cheap that were in great shape.

They are both vendors on NASIOC.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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alright, i'll ask MillenniumAuto, thanks alot.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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Why not just call up any parts store and get reman or brand new axles??? Unless you are looking for ones that will hold 1000HP, auto store cheapies will last just as long as OEM Subaru ones.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:10 AM   #5
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Yes, i already tried/called advance auto parts, pepboys, autozone, and napa, but for some reason they don't carry new or reconditioned rear axles for the 2004 STI, only fronts, but i'll keep looking, thanks for the input. Most likely i'll just buy a pair from millennium auto or subarugenuineparts.com

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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If it was a WRX, I would say just get a remanufactured one, but the STI axles are much harder to find, as you've found out.

Also, if you can't find an 04 rear, you can use an 05-07 axle, even without swapping lateral links. I have a v8 JDM (has the narrower rear track of the USDM 04 STI) swap on my wagon, and I replaced one of the axles with an 05. If there is a length difference between the 04 and 05+ axles, it is negligible.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #7
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Yes, i already tried/called advance auto parts, pepboys, autozone, and nada, but for some reason they don't carry new or reconditioned rear axles for the 2004 STI, only fronts, but i'll keep looking, thanks for the input. Mostly likely i'll just buy a pair from millennium auto or subarugenuineparts.com
Interesting. I had always heard that the rear stub shafts were the "fuse" in the driveline and the first part to break. If this is true then there maybe no suitable parts to rebuild. Hmm???
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #8
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #9
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Why not just call up any parts store and get reman or brand new axles??? Unless you are looking for ones that will hold 1000HP, auto store cheapies will last just as long as OEM Subaru ones.

I would like to politely disagree. After working with a few part's store axles vs OEM units, I've seen that there is a difference. First, a couple of the parts store axles corroded faster. Second, one became "stuck" in the transmission despite the fact that it was installed correctly; I'm talking CANNOT be removed anymore, not by me or a shop. I have no idea why. Third, nearly everyone I've installed, the boots wear out faster than OEM boots. Especially in the heat of AZ. These were all NAPA, Checker, Autozone type units.

I have not tried the nice EPMI (I think) axles that TiC is recommending. They "look" quality for what it's worth and TiC is having good luck even with racing applications, so we'll see.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #10
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+1 for millennium

Why did you bump this really old thread just to shout out to Millennium?

I also did not have a good experience with them twice. Once, the hub that they sent (05 STi) had a clearly bad bearing that would have been obvious to anyone who picked it up. The other time, I bought something after they responded to a wanted to buy thread I made, paid for it, waited a few days, and then got an email saying they didn't actually have it.

Other people have had good luck with them though.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:47 PM   #11
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They had the axle I need (04 STi rear like the OP) at a good price and promised to ship it out today. Made me happy so I gave them a shout. Rather than cluttering the boards with a new thread reviewing the vendor, I posted in the relevant thread (this one).
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Fair enough, but there is a Vendor review section which is good too.
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They had the axle I need (04 STi rear like the OP) at a good price and promised to ship it out today. Made me happy so I gave them a shout. Rather than cluttering the boards with a new thread reviewing the vendor, I posted in the relevant thread (this one).
i need the same stuff. my rear axle is loose thats making the metal to metal sound that is annoying. so where did you buy yours? can you give me the website or phone then ill just refer your name for shouting out for them..
thanks bro... appreciate it!!
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i need the same stuff. my rear axle is loose thats making the metal to metal sound that is annoying. so where did you buy yours? can you give me the website or phone then ill just refer your name for shouting out for them..
thanks bro... appreciate it!!
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