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Old 02-15-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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http://www.rmeuropean.com/bmw-parts.aspx#Category
the link to the item. i did a part number search on real oem and it comes up as remanufactered.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #22
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what brand? or did you just use your oem axles? what is the life expectancy of reman using your oem axle?
I got them from a dealer that sells locally axles and what not
No brand what so ever for all I know it can be some Chinese crap but it seems very solid
Also becareful when putting them in
Pre fit the bolts on the axles before bolting them up to the shafts
I tore boot trying to feed the bolts while the axles were mocked up to the shafts


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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #23
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Heck, I'd even get an A1 Cardone axle for the price of $66
http://www.auto parts warehouse.com/mmp/bmw~325i~axle_assembly~parts.html
The 3 year warranty alone makes it worth it.

Torn boots are the only real cause of CV joints failing, since they lose lubrication.
Its a very simple mechanism.

If you want OEM, someone post up that link which opens like 20 different suppliers with prices. I can't find it on my phone right now.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #24
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stop posting fail cake links lol, yeah im considering a1 cardone def. not going to pay $200 for a reman anyway lol. Well I might just rebuild my oem one just to be sure cardone doesn't have a chinese one rebuild lol
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stop posting fail cake links lol, yeah im considering a1 cardone def. not going to pay $200 for a reman anyway lol. Well I might just rebuild my oem one just to be sure cardone doesn't have a chinese one rebuild lol
Rebuilding them on your own is pretty hard and the balls are smaller and rougher now and the surface they rub against
(Lol no pun intended)
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NOOOAAAA I WANT BIG BALLZ RUBBING!!! I might just go with a brand new cardone one lifetime warranty wtf do i have to lose besides labor replacing them everytime if they failcakes lol
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I purchased a $50 axle (SHIPPED! - for a 20 lb box) for my winter beater with decent warranty.

Driven it through ski hills without issue lol. 3 months going strong.
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i purchased a $50 axle (shipped! - for a 20 lb box) for my winter beater with decent warranty.

Driven it through ski hills without issue lol. 3 months going strong.
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Was it reman? Do you haves the links?

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #31
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Im going to go with cardone, should I go with a new one or a reman one? Would an remanufactured oem be better then their new non oem?

Also, what is the process of taking the axle off? What other parts can I replace that won't take any additional work?
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Im going to go with cardone, should I go with a new one or a reman one? Would an remanufactured oem be better then their new non oem?

Also, what is the process of taking the axle off? What other parts can I replace that won't take any additional work?
Im going to be doing this soon, while your in there you can also do wheel bearings, hand brake shoes, refresh your caliper guide pins, output diff oil seals. As far as the axle goes its straight forward however some people have had a hard time removing the outer portion of the axle from its splines due to rust and whatnot so you might need a press. If your going to do your wheel bearings you will need a bearing installer and a puller to pull out the drive flange.
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I checked the shoes last time they looked brand new. The problem is the don't really hold for some reason, my car still moves a bit forward when the e brake goes on.

The other stuff im not going to bother with since I'm not doing the work. Ordered a new cardone axle not reman. Has a lifetime warranty so hopefully it works out alright.
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I checked the shoes last time they looked brand new. The problem is the don't really hold for some reason, my car still moves a bit forward when the e brake goes on.

The other stuff im not going to bother with since I'm not doing the work. Ordered a new cardone axle not reman. Has a lifetime warranty so hopefully it works out alright.
They need to be adjusted, there are two adjusting nuts under the brake handle you just need to remove the leather piece to access them. I'm stuck with my choice im not to sure what i should get im debating between auto trust, feq, or the cardone. Tough choices i don't want to spend 4xx for a oem one.
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Yeah I didn't research the first one read some bad things about feq. Read some bad things about cardone but that was the rebuild one. That's why I went with the new one. I'm going to keep my old axle just incase and have that rebuild if I ever have problems with the cardone one.
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I just put the cardone in today. You might have a hard problem using the old cap on your axle and bolts with the new axle. My mechanic had to knock them in. The vibration from the rear is gone, but sometimes very rarely I swear I hear it faintly. I think it's just me being so used to it that I hear it lol.
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I just put the cardone in today. You might have a hard problem using the old cap on your axle and bolts with the new axle. My mechanic had to knock them in. The vibration from the rear is gone, but sometimes very rarely I swear I hear it faintly. I think it's just me being so used to it that I hear it lol.
Not sure what you mean about the reusing the old caps can you explain.
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On the inner part of the axle you have to grease it up remove the cover from your old axle and put it on the new axle. Best I can explain it im sure someone knows how to Explain it better

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