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CV Axle: junkyard or aftermarket rebuild?
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:02 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:18 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:19 PM
That weird vibration is transmission and drivetrain stress - not bad axles.
Yes if you can a good used salvage yard one that would be a reasonable choice (if you cna tell it too is not some parts store rebuild..). I too have seen a number of bad posts about the parts store rebuilds, including but not limited to some weird vibration when stopped in drive aftewards. Another option would be mweaxles not sure how they compare to Subaru rebuild prices but those should be good axles.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:29 PM
I just wanted to clear that up - I've seen a lot of people complain about axles causing vibration at stop. My car had the same vibration at stop in Drive when the original axles were on it (with good joints). The AWD system and drivetrain when stopped is still getting force from the engine (it's like trying to hold a car back while giving it gas - something has to vibrate).
Oh ok cool. Wasn't sure the cause of the vibration, just many a post indicating it happening after half shaft replacement, also on other boards too.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:32 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:46 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:34 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:03 PM
Check these guys out, best NEW axle I've found. Also available at one of the chain auto parts places, Auto Zone I think.
fair pricing. i got some here in town for $95 a side. worn out boot on one side and clicking on the other.
I would also always go new. just my $.02
Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:29 AM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:38 PM
Posted 21 June 2007 - 07:02 AM
Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:03 AM
this doesn't necessarily mean the Subaru reman's and any Cardone aftermarkets are identical. Subaru makes some attempt at keeping a certain level of quality...tolerances, parts used in the rebuild, etc. Cardone is on it's own though to supply the aftermarket world and those parts aren't required to meet those same standards. there's a good chance, but i'm also not one to put anything past a company. if they can save a buck, they may.
I was just looking in the endwrench magazine and it says Subaru reman axles are done by Cardone.
wonder if there's a conclusive way to find out?
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:22 AM
"designed to meet Subaru OE specs - no other axle in the aftermarket meets that requiremment"
"boots specifically formulated to meet sringent Subaru specs for ozone/haet resistance and high spped oscillating and impact durabililty"
"All axles are supplied 100% with a new axle nut, dust shields and roll pin"
"All outer joints hae 100% resurfaced ball tracks to ensure long-term durability"
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:26 AM
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:48 AM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:50 PM
I need an axle on my OBW I'll be giving the MWE axle a shot. I like to support our community and if Em is giving them thumbs up they've got to be good!!! Let you know when i get them, Tim
I have to take this back. I gave him a call and after shipping and all it was way more expensive then a new GCK from AZ so I went with them. If it was a case were I could just go pick up an axle I'd be far more inclined to go that route. Tim
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