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Where can I buy Stronger Axles?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by MarkJimenez99, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. MarkJimenez99

    MarkJimenez99 Senior Member

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    Hey guys, I just found out that my left axle is broken. I would shift into gear and if I release, it would make a loud clacking sound.

    I drive a B18b turbo in a civic. Should I buy a new axle from the dealer? Will that hold up? Do companies even make aftermarket axles?

    Any help would be great. Thanks.
     
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    mwvnos Senior Member

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    driveshaftshop.com, raxles.com......take your pick, there are others as well....
     
  3. MarkJimenez99

    MarkJimenez99 Senior Member

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    Are these axles stronger or will brand new OEM axles do?
     
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    5genracer Senior Member

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    Don't go to the dealer, they are expensive. Go to a parts store to get the axles. You could always do like my friends and I do and have and extra set of axles so if one breaks at the track, pop the other one in and go running again. Swapping them out only takes like 15-20 at most.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Gator Axles are a high performance (ment to withstand hard launches with slicks)
     
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    MarkJimenez99 Senior Member

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    Like which Parts stores? Pep Boys, Autozone, Kragen? How much do they run if I buy them there?
     
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    what power do you make, and how often do you put slicks on, and i finally found someone that has the same last name as me.
     
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    I'm running an LS turbo. I haven't dynoed yet but I'm guessin around 190 whp. I've never put slicks on.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    STOCK axles should be fine, go to autozone pay 75 each. they have a lifetime warranty
     
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    Lifetime? Really? Cool! What axles should I get? I have a 98 LS tranny in my 99 civic coupe. Thanks for the help. :p
     
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    if you want strong axles go to driveshaftshop.com...no the stock shitty replacements..trust me on that..there a lil expensive but effective. it really all depends on how much power you are running..if its only 190whp the some from autozone will do for now...but when you get up there in power go to driveshaftshop.com!
     
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    Well, I'm planning on making around 250-280 hp next year when I get my car tuned. I do like the lifetime warranty on the axles from autozone, plus it's cheaper.
     
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    i make 350whp and 240ft lbs and i launch at about 6 grand on slicks and i havent had any problems with my axels. just stay with your stock axels. they should be fine
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    email stan@fast-turbo.com for more info :)
     
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    Excellent. I'm just gonna buy axles from Autozone. You can't beat the lifetime warranty. Thanks everybody for helping. :D
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    but you can beat replacing them 5 times a year....

    the gators are cheap, and are much stronger...
     
  17. MarkJimenez99

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    How much do those gators usually go for? The stockers will suffice for now.
     
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