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xt axle problems
Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:31 AM
Does any one now if i could drive the car without the front axles in while i have these rebuilt? also is there a good place to get NEW not rebuilt axles?
any input would be great
Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:46 AM
new axles are available, ask someone that broke a bunch
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:02 AM
would i have to put that on?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:07 AM
As Ed suggested, get all your rebuilt axles from www.cvaxles.com as they're one of the most reputable axle rebuilders in the Subaru world.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:09 AM
I have heard good things about NAPA's axles, and the NEW ones come with a lifetime warrenty - plus you should be able to find one locally - I think they are ~$100 for NEW axles.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:35 AM
im just concerned about doing any kind of damage to the front diff by running it without any resistance from the groud.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:13 PM
if you do that, you will go no where
remove the front axles and install the stubs -- they are needed to hold the wheels on, unless you're at the junkyard
then engage diff lock, push button or turn switch
Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:41 PM
Yeah, forgot about putting stubs in the front hubs. You need to or you will destroy the front wheel bearings.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 02:27 PM
as far as the hubs the axle is splined, not pressed, so the wheel is held on by the hub itself and the axle is not part of this like the older 4 lugs
the xt6 axle fits the same as legacy and impreza axles, 25 spline
you may get axles cheaper if you order them for a NEWER model subaru, awd models
Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:06 PM
Thanks for letting me know though
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:37 PM
what year AWD legacy/impreza axles would i need to get? are you sure that these would work? a couple of the axles i have gotten have been identical to my xt6 axles except that the size of splines that go on to the output of the trans was about an 1/8" too small in diameter. i think the problem ive been having with axles is that they are lumping all xt's together instead of having seperate #'s for the 4 and 5 lug setups
thanks for all the input
Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:48 AM
Napa with the core axle was like 60 bucks for a reman'd. New was 15 bucks more
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