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Old 03-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Local store cv axle recommendation?

ok i got screwed and had to send supposed oem axle back. THere are no oem axles for this car i can find and out of time. I can't wait 10 days for a delivery. SO am stuck buying from local store. Duralast gold(new axle), Napa MaxDrive(new axle), or something else. It really comes down to which part store would be recommended i guess. O'reilly's i think just sell stuff from china. Any opinions.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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ok i got screwed and had to send supposed oem axle back. THere are no oem axles for this car i can find and out of time. I can't wait 10 days for a delivery. SO am stuck buying from local store. Duralast gold(new axle), Napa MaxDrive(new axle), or something else. It really comes down to which part store would be recommended i guess. O'reilly's i think just sell stuff from china. Any opinions.
Best option is the one with the best warranty, I know guys that get Autozone axles with lifetime warranties and put them on 500 hp street cars, when they blow one out they simply exchange it.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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most of them give lifetime warranty and i don't necessarily believe that notion. My reman alts are lifetime and never last that long. Next alt i get is going to be oem without a lifetime LIMITED warranty. Anyone got experience with some of these local store brands lack duralast or napa maxdrive line(which i think is a1 cardone)?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:53 PM   #4
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Well I have had a few remans from Autojone (Duralast & Duralast *GOLD*)..
Wooh fancy Gold...which ended up making the clicking noise about 3 weeks
after installation lol. I actually still have the Gold on the passenger side because
I am too lazy to take it back to get a new one.
I mean the ones from the stores are "okay" that's probably
why they offer the lifetime warranty because they know these reman axles
aren't OEM quality. I think they are only like $65.00 as well which would probably be a reflection on quality.

Break it then replace if need be.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:55 PM   #5
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Best option is the one with the best warranty, I know guys that get Autozone axles with lifetime warranties and put them on 500 hp street cars, when they blow one out they simply exchange it.
Haha hell yeah. A lot of my Honda friends with Civics inter change between each other using each other's warranties. They just find a shot axle & use someone's warranty at the store to get a new one lol pretty funny actually.
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:42 AM   #6
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The guy at honda store recommended napa axle. Ok so no autozone as i hate to replace shit over and over. NAPA use to be high quality many years ago like alot of other older american stores but not anymore imho. Was your axle reman or new axle. Some stores offer new ones.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:31 PM   #7
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They were remanufactured.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:01 PM   #8
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I've used Autozone axles with success in the past, but I've known plenty of people that had bad luck. Their refurbished parts are often hit or miss (my friend once went through 5 starters before finding one that worked!)

NAPA has always been my go-to for higher quality remanufactured axles. I had a NAPA axle on my CB7 for many, many years. Again, any reman is going to come with some degree of uncertainty. Just get something with a warranty. It'll hold you over for the time being, and you'll be able to replace it at your leisure if it starts to fail. Not ideal... but pretty much the only reasonable option, sadly.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:37 AM   #9
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NAPA new axles are now made in China. I bought some for my Parent's 2003 Sienna and they've been great so far. You can tell the casting is inferior quality but they're working as they should. The OEM ones went 250k before a boot ripped though.

As for me, I've got some Duralast axles in my H22 Swapped CB and I haven't had to swap them out for clicking since I installed them 5-6 yrs back.

Before that, I had some Driveshaft Shop Level 2 400hp axles and I could never get those to work right, something was always off.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:33 AM   #10
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everything is now made in china, even trumps hat that says make america great again.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:52 PM   #11
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the napa maxdrive line axles are a1 cardone axles, i think the same axle autozone sells as duralast gold. I went to napa today and looked at it. Also the box sais made in china. Napa also sales atrium axles from michigan somewhere. I am guessing that is the company detroit axle. Which mostly makes shit i read.China china china, dam, everything effn made in china. Trump is a wackadoodle but i hope he brings back alot of products that could be made here.
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Well, I have never bought anything from NAPA but do they at least have a good warranty on those Axles?

Worst thing that could happen is the axle dies & you return it for a new one.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:27 AM   #13
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Well, I have never bought anything from NAPA but do they at least have a good warranty on those Axles?

Worst thing that could happen is the axle dies & you return it for a new one.
everyone has lifetime warranties now on new axles.

There's a company called Phoenix Rack and Axle in Phoenix, AZ that rebuilds only OEM cores, i've used them twice with great success, once on my 96 Odyssey I had and also to rebuild/reboot my OEM axles on my 89 SEI.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:15 PM   #14
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New axle installed. Got it from napa. Job not too hard to do. Took me about 5 hrs total(first time doing it). It barely made it through horseshoe putting it in.That was the biggest pain in ass. Had to lube it up a bit. Next time i think i get an autozone one as i think it is the same as napa and i don't need to keep receipt if i have account. Napa guy told me even with it on my account i still have to keep receipt. That's retarded i think.
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The new axles at Autozone, Oreilly, Napa, and many others are all made by the same company, I used to do R&D for them.
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It barely made it through horseshoe putting it in.That was the biggest pain in ass. Had to lube it up a bit.
Silly me - I think I've always taken the fork off to get it out of the way.
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I use advance auto new axels. They are now incorporated with carquest. So they selll the carquest brand now. They take a fairly good beating by my turbo accords. Only thing I have broke on them is the boots. Also if you go to advance auto they can second source you some good shit they can order you any axel from auto part international or even the oem manufacturer worldpack. How ever I have found advances axels do just fine and can deffently take a beating.
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The new axles at Autozone, Oreilly, Napa, and many others are all made by the same company, I used to do R&D for them.
all from fkn china
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Silly me - I think I've always taken the fork off to get it out of the way.
I always remove the suspension fork. I unbolt it from the shock as well as remove it from the LCA. I used to fight it before but its so much easier when you take it apart and you get all the clearance in the world after that.

You won't have to worry about popping a CV joint out of its cage either. Most name brand shocks have a tab that you line up to reinsert it back into the fork also, making it easier to know that you've lined it up correctly.
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That’s funny I have never even thought of removing the suspension fork on a cb for axle replacement. I did a cv joint on a second gen when I was 16-17 years old which if I recall requires the fork to be detached. Took two or three days to remove the bolt so I only touch those when needed.
As far as your warranty goes they will always give you crap when you try to replace, like you need to go to the original store you bought it from, or we need your receipt or anything. From their view though it legit hurts their daily sales to do a warrenty exchange I bet.
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