Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

WTB First gen front axles


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 julianco

julianco

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

I'm in Colorado on the front range and would love to get something locally.  It is a '78 Leone I'm shopping for.

 



#2 jeffncolleen

jeffncolleen

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Spring Grove, PA

Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:04 PM

Julianco,   Tried to reply before, don't know why it didn't post.  I just got a set for my '79 4wd wagon and it wasn't easy.  Going thru rockauto or another parts house usually means it is a rebuild service and that seemed a little sketchy to me.  These things are like hen's teeth and I waqsn't too keen on shipping mine off to get them back who knows when.  I wound up geting a set through a transmission shop down in Baltimore.  Jim Jennings was he name of the place.  If you have a good tranny/driveline shop near you, they may have a good source to try.  The bottom line is that a shop is going to have better parts resources than what is available to you or me.  And if they are a good outfit, they won't skin you for getting the parts ordered in for you.  At least that's what I found.  Hope this helps and good luck!                                                             



#3 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 346 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:57 AM

I bought front axles from oriellys for my 79 brat



#4 Caboobaroo

Caboobaroo

    USMB Drunk

  • Members
  • 6,860 posts
  • Oregon City

Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:40 PM

EA81 axles will also work but are about 1/2" longer from what I can remember.

#5 Toms Brats

Toms Brats

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 76 posts
  • Thornton,Co.

Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Check with Shawn, I believe there is a place here in Denver that rebuilds them. I have a used set in back of my Brat at Shawn's. set on parts Brat also.



#6 julianco

julianco

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:04 PM

Back late to this, but CVJ in Denver made some up that are going in tomorrow. I was told that the OReilly Chinese ones don;t hold up to well.  Any experience here?

The CVJs look great.



#7 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 346 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

My oriellys ones have held up fine so far. Been daily driving 40 miles round trip to work and back on lowered STIFF AND I MEAN STIFF suspension with no issues for about 3 or 4 months now



#8 Mtbakeris

Mtbakeris

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Seattle Washington

Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

At schucks for 68$ full warrenty 



#9 oleman77

oleman77

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 143 posts
  • Farmington, N.M.

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:21 PM

Just bought mine at Carquest for $145 for the front axles out the door.  Fit great, full warranty as well...



#10 oleman77

oleman77

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 143 posts
  • Farmington, N.M.

Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:17 PM

There is a guy in Denver that rebuilds axles.  "www.retroroo.com" talk to Shawn

 

These guys have real good rep  http://www.cvaxles.com

 

Good luck...



#11 djcommie

djcommie

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 39 posts
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

I have a pair of axles from a 78 Wagon 4WD that are still good but probably rebuild candidate cores, I have new axles and don't need them. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users