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Old 02-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Reman rear axle or new OEM?

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Should i get my oem axle rebuild? Buy a new OEM one for $199, or buy another rebuild brand?

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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OEM.
$199 is little money to pay for a critical component you'll probably never replace again.

That said, you weren't quoted the cheapest price. It can be purchased for less.
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How much does it cost to rebuild a rear axle?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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OEM.
$199 is little money to pay for a critical component you'll probably never replace again.

That said, you weren't quoted the cheapest price. It can be purchased for less.
well IDK its 100k on the car and the OEM one gave out. Where can I find it for less?

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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How much does it cost to rebuild a rear axle?
the ones sold online or probably through napa once you return the core are about $60ish
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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$199 is little money to pay for a critical component you'll probably never replace again.

That said, you weren't quoted the cheapest price. It can be purchased for less.
Agree. Not many posts here on these. Reman's are a gamble. I bought two for my Passat just before taking a trip to northern Georgia. One broke, less than 500 miles. Had to get towed to Atlanta (on a Sunday) and jump through hoops to get another reman installed by the local VW dealer. (Don't ask, very long story.)

Main point here is BMW axles are not a major problem component.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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Agree. Not many posts here on these. Reman's are a gamble. I bought two for my Passat just before taking a trip to northern Georgia. One broke, less than 500 miles. Had to get towed to Atlanta (on a Sunday) and jump through hoops to get another reman installed by the local VW dealer. (Don't ask, very long story.)

Main point here is BMW axles are not a major problem component.
well hopefully cause like I said mine is broken at 100k
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Do a search for axles. Not saying there aren't any, I just haven't seen any in the five months I've been on this forum. Check your expansion tank though. lol
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I'm assuming the boot is torn? That's life, nothing out of the ordinary there. For $200, a new axle is a no-brainer. They're $350-$500 for an e30.
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well hopefully cause like I said mine is broken at 100k
Can you describe "how" exactly it is broken?
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Can you describe "how" exactly it is broken?
was told the boot is torn
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Put a FLAPS reman on a Honda Civic, but get an OEM axle for your car. The component & material quality on the remans is sketchy. They can leak, break, and wear quickly. Once the new OEM is in, that's the last time you'll have to think about it. Yours failed at 100K but if the boot was torn and the CV lost its grease 20K ago all bets are off.

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Do a search for axles. Not saying there aren't any, I just haven't seen any in the five months I've been on this forum. Check your expansion tank though. lol
was told my expansion tank is leaking they replaced the radiator maybe they replaced that too will call and find out.

The axle is a bigger problem as it vibrates, well my right rear wheel seems to have the chamber messed up as the rear tire is cupping on the inside maybe it's just that. Maybe ill get an alignment first and see if that stops it.

Secondly, completely off topic. I'm getting really low MPG. 20MPG mostly highway 40-55mph!! I drive like a grandmother. Would a messed up axle or chamber cause that significant of a drop?
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Put a FLAPS reman on a Honda Civic, but get an OEM axle for your car. The component & material quality on the remans is sketchy. They can leak, break, and wear quickly. Once the new OEM is in, that's the last time you'll have to think about it. Yours failed at 100K but if the boot was torn and the CV lost its grease 20K ago all bets are off.
Ok sounds like I will go the oem route. Would still like to know where i can find it cheaper then $199 though? lol
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Where did you get the price of $199 from? That doesn't sound like a BMW dealer price.

Also, what model do you have? I can't help if your ride is listed as an Acura CL, lol.
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Where did you get the price of $199 from? That doesn't sound like a BMW dealer price.

Also, what model do you have? I can't help if your ride is listed as an Acura CL, lol.
lols i will update garage now. It's not dealer its online retailer I have a 2005 325i M56
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I got my reman's for 89$ a piece
They've been fine so far 5k miles
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I got my reman's for 89$ a piece
They've been fine so far 5k miles
what brand? or did you just use your oem axles? what is the life expectancy of reman using your oem axle?

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$199 looks like it may be a replacement CV only?
Here's a new oem cv for $113. http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/200...JOINTSComplete axles are more like $350ish, but there may be chaper sources [and I'd really like to know who they are!]

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Need model and year to get this right, but your $199 looks like it may be a replacement CV only?
Here's a new oem cv for $113. http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/199...ERSAL%20JOINTS
Complete axles are more like $350ish, but there may be chaper sources [and I'd really like to know who they are!]
it says axle shaft assembly, is that the whole axle? 2005 325i

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