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Old 02-15-2017, 12:56 PM   #16
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Wow. Nothing to lose here! I just bought a pair for the heck of it. If they're good I'm sure they'll get gobbled up quickly. Fingers crossed!
Yeah I sent them a email. Looks like they are out of stock for both sides already. Haven't got a update on shipping yet.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:57 AM   #17
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Yup. I knew it was too good to be true. They don't have them. They cancelled my order and are returning payment.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:49 AM   #18
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Yup. I knew it was too good to be true. They don't have them. They cancelled my order and are returning payment.
What the hell, it was worth a shot. Definitely a shame though...
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:45 AM   #19
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For those in need, I ended up using cvjaxels out of Colorado. No affiliation, it is the first time I have used them and I do not have it yet mounted. That said, after calling several places both my mechanic and I were more comfortable with what they had to say up front and about thier rebuild process. It was $269 each not including shipping. They only charged $10 to ship it back. They were well aware of the E30ix CV units, upfront we were advised that those ix units they due not stock cores but they due stock the parts to rebuild a set, parts used are OEM where available, they do a full rebuild and they don't like chineese parts or knock off's. The units are properly tested, and a full warranty offered. Some of the other places needed to see the axels before and would not or could not advise what they replace or service upfront. We decided to go with CVJAXELS. It took them a few days after receiving, maybe 2. Once it was ready they called for payment and literally shipped it back that same day it was paid. My mechanic said it looks perrfect and original with high quality work, its not just a fresh coat of paint and a boot. I am no expert nor a mechanic but rebuilt units for $100 or so is not something I'd trust if your truly looking for a long term as close to new part as possible. For a full proper remanufacture I believe the parts alone amount to $100 so what can you be getting?

I have no experience with Detroit Axels and they were not one of the places I/we called so to be fair, this is not a negative against them...

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Old 02-16-2017, 09:16 AM   #20
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I have heard good things about cvjaxles before. And it looks like my experience with Detroit Axles is still holding true!
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:02 AM   #21
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CVJAxles is great. They are very helpful, but if you have any worn parts, such as a cracked cage or any wear in the CV joint housing they won't be able to rebuild as they have no cores or parts for iX axles. I sourced my own used parts and brought them in and they were able to rebuild one axle for me with great results.

As being relatively new to the forum, and maybe this is a stupid question, but has anyone ever looked at cages and ball bearing sizes in other readily available axles (maybe Subaru or similar) that would work if you had good iX CV housings and inner races?
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:28 PM   #22
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What the hell, it was worth a shot. Definitely a shame though...
Definitely worth a shot! No harm no foul.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:22 PM   #23
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says sold out
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:24 PM   #24
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Still need to get both passenger CV shafts rebuilt. both sets click.

Would you believe i have a set with 300k on them? Probably 80k lowered, and I beat the shit out of the car during that time. Ironically, I had no issues until i raised the car 1/4"... Then it started making noise. And the "low miles" set (180k) is in the worst shape. The main reason i dont drive the E30 more is I don't want to further damage the shafts.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:55 AM   #25
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My 300k set (possibly 400k) are in better shape than my 160k set as well. I wish we could source the cages so we could rebuild them ourselves. Wouldn't it have been convenient if the rear axle cages were the same size?
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:15 AM   #26
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A guy wrote on my Instagram that when he ordered a CV boot he got a boot that was marked with "Volvo" but it did fit.
Doesn't mean the internals will fit, but if the boot fits at least the odds are better

At least on the 525ix the front CVs are German brand, GKN Loebro. So maybe Audi could use similar parts?
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:40 AM   #27
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Maybe a future hobby will be collecting cv axles from german vehicles at the junkyard and seeing if the cages match up. Seems like a long, expensive, tiring road for very little pay off though.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:49 AM   #28
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I think it's usually the outters that wear out. You could probably more easily adapt a rear CV joint to fit up front. Assuming the splines for the hubs are the same.
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Yeah, I think so too. My outer passenger side is what's clicking (on my 160k mile set.)
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:07 AM   #30
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Maybe a future hobby will be collecting cv axles from german vehicles at the junkyard and seeing if the cages match up. Seems like a long, expensive, tiring road for very little pay off though.
Haha yes
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I think it's usually the outters that wear out. You could probably more easily adapt a rear CV joint to fit up front. Assuming the splines for the hubs are the same.
They are the same.
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