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CV Axle Shaft

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#1 JuhaKankkunen


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hi, just want to know what is the best CV Axle Shaft do you think for buying on Ebay.

It is for an EA81 4WD, thanks!

#2 idosubaru


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

If you want the "best" then it's hands down FWE axles out of Denver Colorado.

Retroroo is on ebay and is starting to list FWE axles - contact them (Shawn, he's a member here too) if they don't have the axle you want listed, he can definitely get it.  They are the only rebuilt Subaru axle i'd let a dollar out of my wallet for.


US market or other?


Avoid aftermarket axles at all costs, if you don't believe me google it or search any Subaru forum. Unbelievably high issues/failure rates.


Here is the best routine for axle maintenance:

1. Never replace an axle - reboot it every single time, yes you'll have to ignore mechanics who beg you to replace your perfectly good Subaru axle with cheap low grade "new" "lifetime warranty" axle.
2. Buy a used Subaru axle and reboot it with Subaru boots.  www.car-part.com, i buy them routinely for $25-$33 each.

3. FWE in Denver Colorado.  The only reason they're listed last is due to core return, shipping, and cost.


Any other option is not a 100% repeatable, long term solution.

#3 JuhaKankkunen


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:02 AM


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