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CV Joint Preference for 86 BRAT GL?

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#1 Jeff D.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:40 PM

Seems like I go though CV joints like none other in my 86 BRAT.  Does anyone have intel regarding higher-end/better quality CV joints than the low-end OE replacements?

 

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#2 Dinky26

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:47 PM

Have you checked your trans and motor mounts?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

Are your boots exploding and then the joint goes out or is the joint going first?

Boots failing has been the demise for 3 out of 4 for me in the past 9 months.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:57 AM

@Dinky26-  Transmission and motor mounts are good…  The joints always go 1st for me, whereas the boots stay intact.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:06 PM

I bought new Empi axles 2-3 years ago. They have held up longer than any remanufactured axles I have ever purchased.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:50 PM

I bought new Empi axles 2-3 years ago. They have held up longer than any remanufactured axles I have ever purchased.


If they were still Empi made this would be good today. Not so much are they still Empi now.

Sunday I was in need of having a replacement, initially I was intending on going Empi then I remember last year they sold out so I went with A1 Cardone remanned, hopefully I won't regret going with this one.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Empi doesn't make axles for Subaru's anymore? Or have they gone to another manufacture that makes them cheaper?



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:12 PM

There was a thread here somewhere that talked more about Empi selling to another company, can't find it now of course, this one talks about it a little.

http://www.ultimates...needed/?hl=empi

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:17 PM

If they were still Empi made this would be good today. Not so much are they still Empi now.

Sunday I was in need of having a replacement, initially I was intending on going Empi then I remember last year they sold out so I went with A1 Cardone remanned, hopefully I won't regret going with this one.

 

Keep an eye on that axle.

Everyone carries A1 Cardone, and I've had to warranty their axles off the shelf before even getting them out the door.

 

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PS: The best bet I've seen so far is to go with brand new axles, such as the ones carried by World Pac.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:23 PM

Very well, thanks Twitch, I've been trying to find something decent.

Keep an eye on that axle.
Everyone carries A1 Cardone, and I've had to warranty their axles off the shelf before even getting them out the door.
 
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PS: The best bet I've seen so far is to go with brand new axles, such as the ones carried by World Pac.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

Keep an eye on that axle.
Everyone carries A1 Cardone, and I've had to warranty their axles off the shelf before even getting them out the door.
 
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PS: The best bet I've seen so far is to go with brand new axles, such as the ones carried by World Pac.


Where can I buy World PAC axles from? Having problems finding a place to buy them from.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:07 PM

Since mine are 2-3 years old maybe I have the good ones, or have been so far. I have had this Brat 17 years now, I would guess I installed or rebooted 20 axles. Some came bad right out of the box and returned immediately.  Got pretty cotton pickin fast at it too! Does get old after all those years. Which I did change motor/transmission mounts at the same time I installed the Empi axles.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:06 AM

Where can I buy World PAC axles from? Having problems finding a place to buy them from.

 

Aftermarket Import Shops often feature World Pac (especially German shops), and now you may be able to acquire those parts from Car Quest or Advance Auto, as Advance bought Car Quest/World Pac.

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:12 AM

Thanks Twitch.




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