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October 01, 2017, 10:49:56 pm

vwzzuk

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Any High Quality Axels?
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:49:56 pm »
I'm replacing axels on the front of my VW pickup. It seems like I get a maximum of 1-3 years out of all axels I buy and then it's done.

Any particular brands that are better quality than the cheap Chinese stuff out there? I've been changing suppliers each time an axel goes bad and it seems to make no difference. First the cheap rubber splits. Anyone have a source for neoprene or silicone boots?

Any good quality axel suggestions?


--Dave

82 Rabbit Pickup, 1.6NA
91 Jetta, 1.6NA
87 Samurai, 1.9TD AAZ
92 Sidekick, 1.6TD

Reply #1October 02, 2017, 12:32:12 pm

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Re: Any High Quality Axels?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 12:32:12 pm »
Axel Foley was alright. 

My only recommendation on axles is to get lobro joints and install them on stock axles. 
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Reply #2October 03, 2017, 08:37:30 am

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Re: Any High Quality Axels?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 08:37:30 am »
the (good) boots go for ~$18, thats an old price, x4. +the work & grease. (*only boots 2-buy, dont get the cheap ones).
1wire will do it all-
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Reply #3October 11, 2017, 03:25:05 am

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Re: Any High Quality Axels?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 03:25:05 am »
Thank you.
--Dave

82 Rabbit Pickup, 1.6NA
91 Jetta, 1.6NA
87 Samurai, 1.9TD AAZ
92 Sidekick, 1.6TD

 

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