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Old 10-21-2010, 11:49 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jbeurotech View Post
No because I don't want it to come back with problems. The cheap ones WILL cause issues. I tried them for a year warranty 4 out of 10 after 2 years. Way to high a failure rate for me
JB- I respect your opinions and knowledge immensely.

However, I managed to kill an OEM BMW right front axle installed by the dealer in less than a year. I installed a Chinese axle next, and killed that in a few weeks. The reman axles I installed are holding up great a year later and were less than $100 each. So in my opinion, reman axles are the way to go- even if they both crapped out on me today.

Also, I have no stake here, although I'm fairly certain you make more money selling BMW axles over Chinese or reman. I have nothing to lose/gain except knowing the other xi guys get good advice.

Originally Posted by xi_ter View Post
Look for a local shop that stocks remanufactured OEM axles and gives you a credit after they receive the failed axles you've pulled out.
That's what i would do- or get a 36mm socket and give it a try.
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