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Old 10-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #17
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Daytona Beach FL
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My Ride: 01 325xit '12 328i
Why not rebuild your existing Axles?

Reading all the posts about axle shafts that are too small for the boots, or boots not fitted correctly, or Chinese junk breaking down way too soon. Why not stick with your OEM drive axles and have them rebuilt locally?

I have used a local shop here in Daytona to rebuild drives axles for both the 325xit and my 300zx. Average cost is $75 per side. The units are disassembled, cleaned, examined for wear, worn parts replaced, new grease and new boots. The clamps are factory appearing and very tight. I've had the 300zx axles for five years now, and the BMW are going on two years without any problems from any on the rebuild units.
2001 325xit & 2012 328i Sportwagon

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