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Old 02-14-2012, 10:12 PM   #26
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I just got off the phone with Andrew from Andrewtech Automotive up in Gaithersburg, MD about this. I'm sure you know him, but if you aren't familiar with him, he is the GO TO guy for this sort of part on the east coast for Subarus. His recommendations:

$200ish per axle is a good price point.
Make sure you use HIGH QUALITY boots that will withstand weather/temp changes.
Make sure they are marketed terribly well as OEM replacements to stop the 900HP kids from buying them.
85% of busted axles are the fronts, so start with those first.
Inner passenger axle boot is most common cause of failure due to heat from aftermarket downpipes.

PLEASE pass this info along as you just got some TITANIC feedback.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:16 PM   #27
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I just got off the phone with Andrew from Andrewtech Automotive up in Gaithersburg, MD about this. I'm sure you know him, but if you aren't familiar with him, he is the GO TO guy for this sort of part on the east coast for Subarus. His recommendations:

$200ish per axle is a good price point.
Make sure you use HIGH QUALITY boots that will withstand weather/temp changes.
Make sure they are marketed terribly well as OEM replacements to stop the 900HP kids from buying them.
85% of busted axles are the fronts, so start with those first.
Inner passenger axle boot is most common cause of failure due to heat from aftermarket downpipes.

PLEASE pass this info along as you just got some TITANIC feedback.
I would really like to see this done. I would without a doubt buy them. You my friend deserve some credit.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:20 PM   #28
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LOL. Is this how Unabomber gets parts hookups?
Pretty much....I've come up with some terrific ideas for our cars and due to that I sometimes get to test ideas or get free parts from vendors for the idea. Case in point here....if I got say two free axles, they would be shipped to Andrewtech and Andrew would install them. I would then review them from a driver's standpoint and Andrew's mechanic's review would be in that same thread. If both reviews work out well....the "DSS Unabomber OEM Replacement Axles™" would have a rockstar user review and a rockstar installer review so they would get a terrific head start. It's good marketing and I like to help. In the end, they are just replacement axles and mine are fine, so I'd actually be driving 4 hours one way to have Andrew remove and replace axles then drive 4 hours one way home. This trip would cost me probably $200 to $300 so it's actually a super dumb move on my part even if the dang ole things were free.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #29
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LOL. Is this how Unabomber gets parts hookups?...
Shamelessly whoring himself out to the manufacturers.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #30
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Also.....since we are shooting for the stars here, how about a DSS boot kit for those that just want to reboot vice reaxle? These could be ala cart options of inner boot or outer boots with bullet proof boots and super cool badass grease. This would be a cheap upgrade to the $9 boots and Jif peanut butter than many use now.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #31
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We can do that now, just call the office 800-564-2244
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #32
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I agree with unabomber. I just had my front passenger axle replaced after the inner boot opened up on the way to work and threw the grease all over the downpipe and crossmember. There was so much smoke coming out the back of my car I thought for sure I was going to be getting a new car. I decided not to rebuild it since I didn't want to do the work myself and most shops don't offer that service. Rather than paying a small fortune for a stock one, I went with an aftermarket one which was installed by IAG.

It's only been about six weeks and I'm now getting the notorious cv joint clicking noise from the front of the car. I'm pretty sure it's the stock driver side one and not the new aftermarket one. But either way, it looks like I'll be paying for another axle. Awesome...
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #33
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We can do that now, just call the office 800-564-2244
Good to know. Advertise the dogcrap out of this fact. CREATE a specific webpage detailing this. I checked http://www.driveshaftshop.com/kit-car-misc-parts/boots and it's blank. Until then I'll keep ya'll in mind and pass this info along as it is requested.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #34
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What year is your car, we used to make this and may have some parts to put some together inthe back warehouse
I have an early model 2004 WRX sedan. That would be awesome if you could whip something together like that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #35
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DSS, do you have an axle for 05-07 STI that is made of 300M metal?

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #36
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I run the DSS rear swap axles with my center diff bias set to the rear, no problems yet and I'm constantly chirping the tires into 3rd. Good stuff.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #37
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DSS, do you have an axle for 05-07 STI that is made of 300M metal?

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both the complete axle and the bar upgrade are made with a new 300m material, We are getting the new material direct from a mill in Sweden
and to date not a simgle part made from this material has broken.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #38
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I will be getting the 800 hp rear axle upgrade soon. Very excited about these as they are a reasonable price, and not as extreme at the level 5 pro axles.

I have broken 2 of the 600 hp bars, and both inner and outer stock cv's.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #39
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Would you be interested in trying a new set of bars made out of the material from Sweden ? i would be willing to give you a pair to test.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #40
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I would love to test the bars out! Just the bars or the complete 800 HP set?

I still have one of the "old material" bar that I broke if you want to evaluate it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #41
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I think you will find the bars to be quite better, seems the supplier we were getting the material from before was not sending what we asked for and it started us to re-evaluate what we getting and demanding Certs on all we get from now on. this material had bee used for a little over a year now and in destructive testing twisted almost 300 Degrees before it broke. shoot me an email if you interested frank@driveshaftshop.com
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #42
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Emailing you now.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #43
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Frank: are these the new or old material?


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That was a good read, very interesting. Thanks DSS. I have been looking at different driveshafts and found your thread about the new carbon fiber DS, that was also very informative. The attention to detail, testing, and experience has me sold. I really appreciate all the information provided as it really helps to make a more informed decision. I feel like I know quite a bit about this stuff now where yesterday I essentially knew nothing.


This hasn't traditionally been a very widely discussed topic on Subaru forums and I think it's just a lack of products in this segment. I'm super interested to do the DS install and see the results. I'll post my review.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #45
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I will be getting the 800 hp rear axle upgrade soon. Very excited about these as they are a reasonable price, and not as extreme at the level 5 pro axles.

I have broken 2 of the 600 hp bars, and both inner and outer stock cv's.
Subscribing for results of your test. I may be in the market for some of the 800hp axles in the near future.
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It will be awhile. Tracks are closed for a couple more months around here. (as you know since your from denver)

Honestly after reading about the new material they are using, I think the 600 hp bars are a great upgrade over the bars I broke.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #47
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It will be awhile. Tracks are closed for a couple more months around here. (as you know since your from denver)

Honestly after reading about the new material they are using, I think the 600 hp bars are a great upgrade over the bars I broke.
I'll still be interested to hear how they work for you, I honestly haven't researched axles a whole lot yet since I still have a small stockpile of stock axles to burn through.

This is Kellie, by the way...See you at Bandi in a few months.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #48
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Hey DSS,

PM'd you a couple of times but no response
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Hey DSS,

PM'd you a couple of times but no response

Dave
im sorry i dident set up my notifications correctly, your parts shipped Friday
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:33 AM   #50
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This is the new material out of Sweden, the #5 signifies it (old were stamped "A" ) if anyone has the old ones we will swap them out no charge




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