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Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Local Axle Rebuilders?

Looking for a reputable rebuilder for OEM axles (the whole joint). I chanced on going with new Napa units but I'm getting vibration issues so would rather go with tried and true, and avoid a 3rd install.

Prefer Vancouver and surrounding areas.

I will not consider Raxles at this point because it's for my DD/beater ('97 I30) unless the pricing is comparable, thanks!
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Maybe too far but I went to this guy several years ago - atv abbotsford - Google Maps / http://h2rfoxshox.com/

I know it says ATVs etc. but he rebuilt an axle for my MR2. Good price too!
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You sure its the axle causing the vibration?
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^agree. I think after the 2nd time you'd think its going to something else.
tires good? wheels good? alignments good?
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Maybe too far but I went to this guy several years ago - atv abbotsford - Google Maps / H2R Suspensions: Canadian Distributors of Fox Shox-Forks Shocks

I know it says ATVs etc. but he rebuilt an axle for my MR2. Good price too!
If they can rebuild it, I'm ok with driving out there, thanks for the plug

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You sure its the axle causing the vibration?
Vibration-free prior to swap, despite the major clunking. Occurs between 30-60km/h and again at 120+ km/h. Really hit and miss with non-factory shafts but I waited too long to get it addressed so for sure the passenger side shaft is done.

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^agree. I think after the 2nd time you'd think its going to something else.
tires good? wheels good? alignments good?
Sorry I re-phased it poorly. I meant to say that I am willing to go through replacing them a second time but want to avoid a third time so I want to get it right

I had my winter tires re-balanced, swapped my summers on, alignment checks out.
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If they can rebuild it, I'm ok with driving out there, thanks for the plug
Make sure you call before you go! He may have a 1-day turnaround time for a rebuild.
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you sure you installed it correctly? Ive never had a new shaft aftermarket or oe have vibration issues unless installed incorrectly. Ive only ever experienced premature failure
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Had my mechanic do the install and had another mechanic check it over after I brought it back - says it's fine :/
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Had my mechanic do the install and had another mechanic check it over after I brought it back - says it's fine :/
After your mechanic installed it, did he do a road test? The 2nd mechanic just verified the install? If it was on the hoist again, you should have just got them to diagnose what the vibration issue was.

If its clunking, get the front end checked again. But should have been done when you got your alignment.
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The clunking was why I needed to replace the shaft.

Anyways, we diagnosed it and believe it's due to the lack of a vibration damper on the driver's side shaft on the Napa unit (the OEM unit had one).
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