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Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM
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I was wondering if the summit racing Cardone CV axles are good. I need a drivers side and was wondering if I should just go to advance auto parts are auto zone for this part.?
 
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:39 PM
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Well many on this board only recommend the OEM (expensive) axle.

I am currently running a $40 Autozone axle with no vibrations or any other issues at all.

YMMV
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilke308 View Post
I was wondering if the summit racing Cardone CV axles are good. I need a drivers side and was wondering if I should just go to advance auto parts are auto zone for this part.?
A couple of general statements:
  • Axles from the likes of Cardone, Advanced Auto, and AutoZone are hit and miss; some folks get good axles first try, others have to go back to the store three and four times to eliminate the vibration.
  • OEM axles are considered the best, but at five to ten times the cost they'd darn well better be.
  • The only aftermarket source of axles I've consistently heard glowing reports about is Raxles; their web site can be found here: www-DOT-raxles-DOT-com.

Keep us posted on how you make out.
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:21 PM
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Thanks guys took to my buddy @ the Honda dealer...
 
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Thanks guys took to my buddy @ the Honda dealer...
So you went to the Dealer for a simple repair?

Please update us on how much it cost you.

I can change an axle in about 30 mins in my garage.
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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So you went to the Dealer for a simple repair?

Please update us on how much it cost you.

I can change an axle in about 30 mins in my garage.
Crispin_Please post with the rules in mind. Also note that the OP said "his buddy" so you have no idea of what that means.

We will NOT talk down to any member, period.
 
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Wow I have not been publicly embarrassed since my marriage.

I think my post may have been miss-interpreted.

I was telling the OP that an axle replacement is an easy repair.

Any independent shop can do the repair.

I can do the repair in less than an hour so he should not pay more than 1 hours labor no matter what shop he goes to.

I asked the OP to report how much the Dealer charged him for the repair so it could be compared to how much an indy shop would have charged.

I think the dealer should only be used for warranty work or complex electrical issues, not simple repairs. I do not think it is rude for me to state that.
 
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:25 AM
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Wilke308....

Sounds like you are good to go now, but I just read this. I just did the same repair on my 99 Accord EX V6. I did take the risk and went with the Advanced Auto CV Shafts at around 50-60 per side. I know Raxles was recommended to me (aside from OEM) just as Shipo indicated. I investigated the Raxles and they do seem to have a really well made CV shaft, but it was about 100 more per side to go with them.

So far so good for me, as my vibration issues did go away - but that's not to say that it would be an even smoother ride if I would have invested more and went with the Raxles???

Anyhow - How is your car driving a lot smoother now?
 
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:54 PM
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My sales guy hooked me up...His brother in-law owns a shop in town and for $150.00 parts and labor he put in a new CV-Axle, for that price I was not getting my tools out.

Thanks, Guys...Merry Christmas
 
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