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Old 04-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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I would just like to thank TiC for the recommendation of EMPI axles. They work very swell!

I kept breaking A1 Cardone axles (POS) and turned to them for advice, after searching throuh Nasioc.

The EMPI axles have a larger diameter shaft than the A1 Cardone's AND OEM axles, and feel very durable compared to the A1 Cardone's.

I brought it to a recent track day and had no problems at all! I would like to recommend EMPI for fellow Nasioc'ers looking for an aftermarket replacement axle for a great price. They cost about $90 at Star Auto Parts for me. It was special ordered.

Thank TiC!
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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You're very welcome!
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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I am about to replace my left rear, is the left rear the same as the left front axle? Lmk thanks.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #4
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I am about to replace my left rear, is the left rear the same as the left front axle? Lmk thanks.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:02 AM   #5
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No the rears are different from the fronts.

Just in the rear's alone, they are two different lengths.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! I am going to regrease and reclamp as I have no noises yet. WE'll see how that goes : |
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:36 PM   #7
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #8
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I need to replace my pass front axles, because the boot got cut. How are these compared to OEM? and would I be fine replacing one side with it? thanks.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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Yeah I only have oneside. It's in the op. Thicker axles strong as well
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #10
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Which is stronger/better OEM STI or EMPI axles?
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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The empi's shaft was thicker in diameter. I don't knwo about the joints, but it never had the same problems as the crappy A1 Cardone
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #12
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Bump from the dead... has anyone confirmed if the boots on these will rub against dRex strut extenders?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #13
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Just installed the EMPI Axles as well. They seem to be well built it seemed that shipping had a little bit of effects on the exterior of the axle. Of course this is the vendor's fault and not EMPI's I assume.

The shaft is indeed thicker, and it was running pretty smooth. It also comes with a new axle nut which is nice, so i didn't have to go out and buy my own. However, I got on the freeway and I started feeling vibrations so I'm not sure if that is the axle or other drivetrain parts I will be taking my car in for a diagnosis next week and I'll keep you guys updated.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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Interesting, let us know what you figure out...
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
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Just my opinion, but I think you should've sourced the EMPI axles from TiC especially when you asked them for their advice.

Maybe it was 2 years ago I believe I also asked TiC about the front axles. They recommended them as well and the axles have been great. I did notice a lot more surface rusting in the bars compared to the oem ones ( which is none). Also one of the inner boot clips of my driver side came loose and a little grease was flung all over but I just but the clip on correctly and no further issues.

I am trying to find good rear axles but I might have to go with oem. The passenger one must have a tear or something as there's always a glob of grease sitting on top of the lateral link bolt housing on the upright.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:36 AM   #16
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Just my opinion, but I think you should've sourced the EMPI axles from TiC especially when you asked them for their advice.
It is always good to support those that are helpful, but if the vendor doesn't carry the part - as is the case with TiC and EMPI axles, a word of thanks may be the best you can do at the time. IMO, it also makes me that much more likely to return to give them business in the future. Positive word of mouth and repeat business is often the best support you can give.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #17
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Which is stronger/better OEM STI or EMPI axles?
Subaru original equipment.

Aftermarket if you are in a bind, need an inexpensive replacement [for a regular, non-performance, daily-driver] or do not track (track, auto-x, etc) the car.

(PS, this has nothing to do with the OP or TiC)
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