10-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Brighton MN
My Ride: 2000 E46 with 254K
Originally Posted by Kubica
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.
That's what i would do- or get a 36mm socket and give it a try.
Actually I make more money selling the cheap axles!!!! I only get 20% of list from the local dealer..... there is more money to be made on the Cheap axles. it is not a money thing for me it is warranty and my reputation on the line.
Also most of the time we replace just the boot clean and relube inner and outer. I try to replace very few axles...
FYI a more expensive part rarely means more profit.....
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Last edited by jbeurotech; 10-21-2010 at 12:30 PM.