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Old 08-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Broken CV Joints

My CV joints are broken on the left axle. Boots are torn and the balls are gone. Porsche wants $945 for an axle and aftermarkets are $100 but I'm being told they are Chinese garbage and break in 3 months. I found a kit for $104 that replaces the inside joint at the trans. Are they any good ? What to do about the outside joint at the wheel ? What do you guys do to repair/replace the CV joints ? AFFORDABLE !
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I would try the $100 axle if it were me, Advance has them and they do stand behind their products. There is no core charge so you could take them back
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might be able to help. PM sent.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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Inner joint is separate part from axel and outer joint.

You can swap inners and life gives on. The outer boots can be done at the same time.
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I put the $100 ones in 3 years and about 12,000 miles ago. No problems.
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you can also purchase decent low mileage ones from a salvage yard. quality porsche parts Ebay store is a great place for these types of parts for short money . they may be used but they are authentic parts .
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$100 for 3 years and no problems

Why buy a used part and wonder
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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How many miles have you put on those axles ?

What brand/place did you get them from ?

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Peterbrown77,

How many miles have you put on those axles ?

What brand/place did you get them from ?

THX, Bill.
Wish I could tell you! A local shop that repairs old Porsches and VW's got them for me after I got the bad news regarding what actual Porsche axles cost hahaha.... I did that in 2011 and I've got about 12,000 miles on them.
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Why buy a used part and wonder
i have picked up parts with very little usage on them and have had no problems . it is an option to get a genuine part at a fraction of the cost. probably cheaper than the chinese stuff .
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Why buy a used part and wonder
Because it is designed to go on your Porsche. The cheap aftermarket axles are adapted to fit anything. They are heavier than the oem gun-drilled axles.
Buy used axles with the understanding you can return them if the joints are bad. If the boots are not in great condition replace before installing.
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Ok

Now I don't work for Advance, in fact I am currently unemployed seeking gainful employment. I guess you got a bad pair from wherever to describe them the way you did....I had advance order a pair and they were rebuilt OEM Porsche ????

I did not buy them, a buddy of mine works there and he ordered a set just so I could look at them. I would not hesitate to use them. I used a rebuilt axle from Advance on my BMW E36 3 years ago and it was and is fine and also rebuilt OEM...also a C Note in price.
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Can an axle for a Tip be adapted to fit a 6 speed manual ?
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