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LarryKing

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What is the best source to get new CV axles? OEM? Aftermarketer?
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Ha. Haha. Hahahaha.

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What is the best source to get new CV axles? OEM? Aftermarketer?

Do you want big balls ones or little balls ? Just asking :)


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I don’t think you can still get new/OEM, so even if you order from Mazda they will be X.
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I don't know about new, but I sent mine to Gator axles ( near Orlando) to be rebuilt. I was very happy with their service. The axles came back with new boots and had been rebuilt with new grease and bearings. Whether or not there are issues with spec legal or whatever that is now, I don't know. I'm probably not going to be protested for a tear down and was mainly looking for something that would work with no issues.

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I see the humor, but it's a serious question. My axles have 18 racing season on them, after 10 years on the street, I think they're due some attention. Rebuild is an option. Spec legal doesn't matter, I only race regionals. Ha ha haaa.

Frank, what size balls do you like?
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I used Gator Axles for a rebuild. They use a hi-performance grease that according to them is not available to consumers. Really don't know if they did anything beyond cleaning, re-greasing and putting on new boots. But they turned them around very quickly and the cost was reasonable.


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As the biggest loser in the single worst decision in racing history..... if you plan to race in the scca the best option for axles is either X factor racing or east street racing. If you plan to race in Nasa change your plans
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I see the humor, but it's a serious question. My axles have 18 racing season on them, after 10 years on the street, I think they're due some attention. Rebuild is an option. Spec legal doesn't matter, I only race regionals. Ha ha haaa.

Frank, what size balls do you like?

Denny, the bigger the better lol.

 

The only thing i would do to them is inspect and repack them. The more used the better IMO. Back the boots off the joint blast them in the parts washer and see if you see any scoring, if not repack and go.  While you are in there replace the seals on the diff.


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Ditto for Gator.

 

Their initial rebuild is not necessarily cheap (~$400 for two pairs) but the turn-around was less than a week and they do a "check & repack" service of their previous rebuilds for something like $50.


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