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Best CV Axles?

Old 03-01-2019, 12:07 PM
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Best CV Axles?

Been researching replacement aftermarket CV Axles and can't seem to find one brand that's reliable.
OEM Nissan costs $600 while ValueAdvantage is $180.
Rockauto lists new A1 Cardone's and a company called AWPI. Has anyone had good luck with these?
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:23 PM
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Wrecker OEM 6th gen axles (if you have 2002-2003)
Wrecker OEM 5th gen axles
Maybe Diversified https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CV-Axle-Shaf...4:pf:0&vxp=mtr
General consensus is everything else sucks.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:00 PM
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I have had luck with axles from autohausaz.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:26 AM
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It's crazy that so many axles are no good. I bought a New set of A1 Cardone CV Axles for my 4th Gen Maxima, and they've held up for 10k so far
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:38 AM
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Try import direct from O'Reilly's. Great quality don't have to worry about shorter/thinner than oem boots and even comes with a new dust shield (at least for the 4th gen), after reviews on just about every brand I'm sticking with the import direct
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:37 PM
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Try import direct from O'Reilly's. Great quality don't have to worry about shorter/thinner than oem boots and even comes with a new dust shield (at least for the 4th gen), after reviews on just about every brand I'm sticking with the import direct
No complaints with Import Direct..
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:45 PM
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Get OEM if you can - look on car part.

I have diversified shaft solutions on my '03; bought 'em because they have the dampener when a lot of other aftermarket brands don't.......but I can't tell you how they are yet because the cars been up on jack stands since I put 'em on last October.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:52 AM
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...bought Timken outer transmission seals (made in Taiwan) from Rock Auto for my Maxima. Both seals were mis-boxed, leaked trans oil after I drove it home from the shop. Drove it back to shop.You may trust the name of Timken and Rock Auto but someone in Taiwan mis-boxed the parts & Rock wants me to partly pay for return of seals.. Bought Import Direct axles (O'Reilly) they look like a quality product and are functioning quietly.Shop manager says they get improper parts all the time
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:53 PM
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Neoman3: No. No. No. Don't pay shipping back to rockauto. I received mis labeled exhaust parts and while it took me forever to convince them it was the wrong part but correct part number they did pay return shipping.

Not your fault if misboxed.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:25 PM
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So I finally took a good look at the CV Axles and they are way gone. I'm going to give the Import Direct a try. Thx for the input!
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:51 AM
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Try raxles

https://www.raxles.com/

Not sure what they charge as they don't give prices on their website but I have never heard anything but wonderful reviews for them.

https://www.raxles.com/joshhickey.aspx
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:01 AM
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Raxles no longer sell axles for our cars - has been quite a while.
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