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Old 12-20-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Any experience with this product?

Half shafts from Auto_az for $98. Not OEM but I've had good luck with products purchased from their site.


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Old 12-20-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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At that price they must be made from generic parts not specificaly designed for a Porsche. Just repair yours.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:37 PM   #3
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Mine don't need repair, but thanks anyway.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:58 PM   #4
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Good advice from BYP. If you do not have the skills, but want your drive shafts repaired, find a local driveshaft repair specialist. Yelp my be helpful in conjunction with Yellow Pages.
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I've heard nothing but bad about aftermarket axles for Boxsters, at least from track guys. Unless the OEM axles are clicking/grinding, cleaning and new grease and boots is probably a better bet for folks needing a replacement.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #6
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I'm not debating that OEM or rebooting OEM axles is the way to go.
The site in question has lots of good OEM parts. I was surprised to see the axles listed on their site. Given their other products I just wondered if anyone had given these things a try.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:18 PM   #7
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Wasn't that site stickied at one time as a bad vendor? I think that's why it's censored out in your first post.
Whatever happened to that sticky?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was.

Edit: here's the old sticky. They are either the same company as deutsche parts, or just so bad that their name is verboden.
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/20441-avoid-beware-ebay-seller-deutsche-parts-usa.html

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Old 12-21-2016, 03:05 AM   #8
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I have had some bad experience with those generic auto parts store axles on a Golf. They are subpar even for just a commuter car. I have a friend who owns a repair shop and anytime an axle is not beyond repair he sends it out to have it repaired as the auto parts store axles will only last 6 months to maybe a year or two even on your average minivan. There are axle shops who rebuild them. Depending on how bad it is they just put oversized balls in the joint.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:25 PM   #9
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It's not the same vendor at all. My link was censored as it was a competing vendor but not DP.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:58 PM   #10
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Well, that's odd. I've never seen any other competitors censored and they've been censored since well before Pelican took over the forum.


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