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Old 02-23-2011, 01:14 PM   #7
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Location: Meriden, CT
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My Ride: 2004 330xi
Originally Posted by Kubica View Post
I will be putting on the car's fifth set of axles soon. First set was from the factory and lasted 70k miles. Second set was installed by the dealer and lasted about 15k miles. Third set was FEQ chinese junk and one lasted two weeks, the other two months. Fourth set was Cardone reman installed last winter- the boots are still good, but the grease slinged out of both a few weeks ago. I'm replacing the driver's side again very soon, since I will be replacing that wheel bearing.

I do track the car so expect more life out of the axles if you don't . . .
Do you typically run your axles until they sling grease, or until they click or have play? I got ~110k out of my stock set. They slung grease at ~90k, I refilled them with Lucas red adn Tacky grease, and they were fine until the boots totally blew out and were dripping grease on my garage floor.

1988 535is - 10.5:1, PB cammed M30B35, Miller WAR and MAF, style 29's and style 5's, urethane everywhere, revalved Bilsteins
500/450 Coilovers, Vorshlag camber plates, UUC SSK, Mason Eng. strut bars
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