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#4296511 - 01/08/17 07:30 AM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: bowlofturtle]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 5587
Loc: Marshfield , MA
BofT If the balls are chewed up, the sockets they ride in are probably worn as well. The balls are very hard.
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#4297432 - 01/09/17 08:22 AM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: bowlofturtle]
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Registered: 02/20/07
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Loc: Southeast
Local firestone just did the axles in our s60. they gave me the choice of axle to source. NAPA was the priciest, and autozone was the cheapest. The clerk wasn't a mechanic - all she knew was the technicians complain about the auto zone parts (surprised me). I selected NAPA. I've been pleased with them.

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#4298301 - 01/10/17 01:57 AM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: bowlofturtle]
dilberto88 Offline


Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Palm Desert, CA USA
My new MaxDrive CV failed today, after 900 miles. Early-on, I was hearing creaking and popping in reverse and recently a dull thud upon acceleration and coming to stops. Tonight, all six new Chinalloy stretch bolts backed-out, leaving me stranded. Yes, it has a warranty - but it comes nowhere near the original Porsche part. I won't be doing this frugality exercise again...SMH


Edited by dilberto88 (01/10/17 01:58 AM)
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#4298350 - 01/10/17 06:36 AM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: bowlofturtle]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Buy a good used axle and reboot/regrease it if the original is toast, its an easy job just a little messy. Use OE boot or Rockford Dura Boots if they have them and Redline CV-2 grease. For many cars you can buy just the joint that is defective with a new boot from an online OE dealer much cheaper than a complete assembly.
Forget aftermarket the vast majority of them are poor quality and a waste of time and money. How can a new axle have any sort of quality when it cost less in many cases than a single high quality poly boot? The simple answer is it cant.
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#4300637 - 01/12/17 04:35 PM Re: Correction... [Re: dilberto88]
dilberto88 Offline


Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Palm Desert, CA USA
Originally Posted By: dilberto88
My new MaxDrive CV failed today, after 900 miles. Early-on, I was hearing creaking and popping in reverse and recently a dull thud upon acceleration and coming to stops. Tonight, all six new Chinalloy stretch bolts backed-out, leaving me stranded. Yes, it has a warranty - but it comes nowhere near the original Porsche part. I won't be doing this frugality exercise again...SMH


I retract my above statement. The failure was caused by ME. I used the shorter, NAPA bolts with the existing washer backing plates, effectively losing about 4mm of thread purchase on the flange. This combined with NO threadlocker and 460ft/lbs of truck torque backed five of six bolts completely off the flange. I limped the Cayenne home on one bolt.

I got another warranty axle from NAPA and installed OEM Volkswagen Touareg V10 CV bolts, designed to handle up to 550ft/lbs of torque. Yes, each bolt was soaked in Loctite #242(blue).
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#4301195 - 01/13/17 09:07 AM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: meep]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 3887
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: meep
The clerk wasn't a mechanic - all she knew was the technicians complain about the auto zone parts (surprised me).


Complaining about Autozone axles or Autozone parts in general?

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#4301384 - 01/13/17 01:01 PM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: meep]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9744
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: meep
Local firestone just did the axles in our s60. they gave me the choice of axle to source. NAPA was the priciest, and autozone was the cheapest. The clerk wasn't a mechanic - all she knew was the technicians complain about the auto zone parts (surprised me). I selected NAPA. I've been pleased with them.

-m


The techs here hate AZ parts. One of the other counter guys moonlights at AZ for extra money so he orders from them for used cars and competitive make cars. The techs usually bring the parts back and ask for OEM or a different brand about 90% of the time.
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#4319368 - 02/02/17 03:14 PM Re: who makes good axles? [Re: bowlofturtle]
Matagonka Offline


Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 273
Loc: NC
The only axle I ever replaced was on my Accord. I got a new CarQuest axle and it's doing great.
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