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Old 09-15-2016, 02:06 AM   #1
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New to the forum, would love some advice here re: axle shafts (2003 M3)

Main purpose for this thread is to find a good (as-inexpensive-as-possible) source for a reman LH axle shaft. I broke mine today on my drive home from work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=RdvFyBKRfaQ

Cheapest I've seen so far is from this "BMW Discount Parts" website. I have never ordered from them before. Price is 522 after $50 core refund. Are they a trustworthy seller? I have only ever ordered parts from ECS, Bimmerworld, Pelican, or picked up locally at stealerships...

I am aware of these ""stage 5"" axles, they're totally out of my budget. I don't plan to go FI or anything, and if I do, then I'll worry about bullet proofing. My axle only failed because I'm a moron and chose to defer maintenance after noticing a torn outer CV boot.

Thanks in advance, and I apologize if this isn't the right section, or if it's inappropriate to get vendor references._a_
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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Main purpose for this thread is to find a good (as-inexpensive-as-possible) source for a reman LH axle shaft. I broke mine today on my drive home from work.
Check the partouts. User Porucznikm specializes in M3 partouts. He always has awesome prices, I highly recommend you ask him for a low mile one.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:26 AM   #3
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Yeah I wish I'd done that... I found a complete axle on Bimmerworld, seemed to me that they weren't charging a core charge (price was like.. 529, best I could find) but it turns out they don't actually have the axle physically in stock.

Now have to wait for the axle to arrive to them, then for them to slap a new label on it and ship it to me... Going to lose my shirt paying for Uber/Lyft to work all week.....

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