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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Good reman axles

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#1 Guest_stephenw22_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 02:16 PM

I was recently referred to a parts dealer by a mechanic friend of mine. So far, he's been fantastic, and he's made his greatest find ever!

They're reman axles, but come with a BRAND NEW outer joint. (READ: Reman price, new quality)

I'm picking them up tomorrow, and they're going in next week. If they're any good, I'll find out exactly who makes and sells them.

(extra off-topic rant: It's so nice to finally be talking with a parts guy who knows what he's talking about, and not just what the computer screen says to him)

#2 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:36 PM

i've never had problems with the reman outer stubs, the inners always die before they ever have a problem. but let me know who makes them and how much. because if they have new outers that's what i'm going to need when i do my axle modification!! so keep me informed email me or post it here.

#3 Guest_edrach_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 06:02 PM

You'll find the same quality here:
<a href="http://www.cvaxles.com/" target="top">www.cvaxles.com/</a>
Only way to go, is to have both the inner and outer joints replaced with new. Anything less is limited mileage at best.

#4 Guest_dlsm_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 06:22 PM

I probably just got the lemon of the bunch, but the cv I got from constant velocity was JUNK. It leaked grease from the inner boot and made worse sounds than I have ever had a cv make, and I have let them go pretty far. Just my two cents, but I'm sticking with NAPA from now on.

#5 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 06:35 PM

i usually stick with pap axles. cvaxles.com i killed 2 axles in a week. it was leaking from the boot seal in the first place then water and boot breakage, and bye bye axles. i killed the 3rd one at the HPSS.

#6 Guest_edrach_*

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 07:43 PM

That doesn't sound right. Sorry you had problems with them. Did you call them back; they are lifetime warranty.

#7 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 23 July 2003 - 09:21 AM

yes they replaced one. but do to offroad use and the cost to send them back and forth to florida, was way too much. 3 axles in a little over 2 months that was bad. but if i can't find axles in AZ then i'll back through them. but i did not have a good first time with them. the people were very nice. but too send an axle that far when this car's a daily driver?? maybe when my car becomes a trailer queen. it would be a little easier to do

#8 Guest_stephenw22_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 09:18 AM

The axles are made by Mevotech ( www.mevotech.com ). In a tech bulletin on their website, they talk about their CVX series of axles.

Some highlights from the bulletin:
- New, redesigned outer joints that are better (supposedly) than OEM joints
- New spindle nut with each axle
- Limited Lifetime Warranty

The axles I bought look pretty good. The axle shafts are turbos (3 rings), and the outer joints feel really smooth. Fit and finish seem to be better than the NAPA axles I was running before. I'm still a little skeptical about the long-term quality of these axles, but we'll see how they hold up over time. They retail for CAD$165 + $75 core, but if you know a mechanic, or have connections with a parts store, you can get them much cheaper (around $100, maybe even less)

The axles, and a brand new (i.e. not reman) clutch are going in next weekend. My wife will be the primary driver of the car, so it will be a true test of durability, as she tends to be a little harder on cars than I am.

#9 Guest_UltimateRX_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 09:44 AM

All the axles that I have replaced are from <strong>cvaxles.com</strong>, I now have over 20,000 miles of one set I purchased from them, the boots are still good and there is no noise from them. These axles are in my turbo, everyday driver. I have a non-turbo 3.90 ratio D/R tranny behind the turbo engine, so these are not turbo axles, yet they are on a turbo car, that means that get more then their fair share of abuse, yet they keep on going. I have done many hard lauches on pavement (spinning the tires in first and second gear) as well as a few 4 wheel drive lauches on gravel.

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