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#1 gpb9900

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:19 PM

Are the left and right cv axles identical, or are they side-specific? The inner boots on both my axles are torn. I missed this when I bought the car and I dare not simply install new boots; I don't know how long they've been torn, nor to what degree they've been contaminated. I've found replacements, but they indicate specific sides. Interestingly one site only lists a right side, while another side lists only a left side. This tells me they're not the same, but I'm just not sure...

#2 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:39 PM

Same either side.
Front to back and Turbo to Non-turbo are the only differences.
Good luck with the swapping!

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#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:42 PM

All Subaru axles, except the Justy, are interchangable for left/right.

I prefer the EMPI (new) axles - find a dealer of VW aftermarket parts and have them order them for you. I pay $65 per axle.

Also - if it's only the inner's that are torn you can get replacement joints from Rockford and reboot the old axles.

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