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Old 05-03-2006, 12:27 PM   #11
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I haven't seen an issue with ABS.. will ensure we double check.

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List price $90
Regular customer $60
My price $40

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I haven't seen an issue with ABS.. will ensure we double check.

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List price $90
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My price $40

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I like your price!

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Old 05-03-2006, 01:28 PM   #13
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Shhhh don't tell people
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Use Caution

Those are a Premium halfshaft for the bonneville (Which I see tested daily), and buying an aftermarket one sometimes isn't the best. If the bearings are in good shape, I'd get the service boot kit from GM, and get the lube, repack and go.

But, if you are more comfortable with just buying new, then go for it.
Just don't throw out your old ones, unless they want them for cores.
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I have to disagree with that statement, quality aftermarket parts are often times higher quality than OEM, due to the newer designs that may have been released to correct a production problem. In all my years of work, I have never once replaced an axle with a factory axle. And never had a comeback due to a failed axle, either.

And then comes the time issue. Replacing an axle in a 94 Bonneville: 15 minutes. Replacing a CV boot: 45 minutes, minimum. If you're doing this at home to save a buck, your time is FAR more worth it to just throw an axle in versus replacing a boot. A new (or reman, for that matter) axle includes new boots, new joints, fresh grease in both boots, blah blah blah. I'd suggest not messing around with a boot and just replace the axle.
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My price $40
isnt oem like 700 bucks?
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Hans..I think Pete mentions the cost at the top of the thread.

The quality of this replacement part should not be considered relational to the price. I get a VERY good discount. This is the same axle your mechanic would be swapping in if you brought this car to him. Only difference is he'd charge you full list price.

Also to be considered is I can extend the warranty period to a degree. Repeat and good customers can go in and get "assistance" if something happens and get a new one warrantied in.
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isnt oem like 700 bucks
Hans, I thought they were $700 too. According to GMPD and parts lists, a new assembly is $700+.

Remanufactured are $140 at most according to my research. And remanufactured are also better than OEM. Original flaws are corrected (larger shaft, better designed boots for less stress, etc.) At $40 each I'm thinking about replacing BOTH. But I need $$ for both core charges as well.

I've done a split boot years ago on the SSE, and it was a PITA, and did take an hour at least.

Here'* an example of the benefits of a split boot: (Bill, is this the brand you are thinking about getting?)

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=945&ptset=A
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Not sure the brand Pete...I did my usual call to the commercial desk while pm'ing you. Said..gimme an axle price.
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Not sure the brand Pete...I did my usual call to the commercial desk while pm'ing you. Said..gimme an axle price.
Ok. Well I think they only have Cardone and Crown. The Crown is more expensive, so the Cardone may be it. Either way, I'm looking forward to fixing it, and learning HOW to fix it.
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