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Old 06-01-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Here are two axles for the same 1999 Bravada at Orielly. I is rebuilt and costs 89.00 + 75 core. The other is new and cost 129 and no core. They are the same name brand. Other than being rebuilt and one being new, along with a core charge there is a huge difference between them. Note that both contain the same items. One states half shaft- but they both are simply a twin replacement.

I will post a little later this morning the difference. For some- it might be very significant.

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The difference is the rebuilt axle is made in Mexico by Cardone, the new one is made in China by ???? The significance to be is just because one see'* the same name brand for the same part- in this case they are different manufacturers. Cardone claims they are a engineering firm and make improvements in the products they rebuild over OE. I chose the rebuilt in Mexico by Cardone over the new made in China with the expectation the rebuilt may be over better quality.

BTW- Oreilly wants 89.99+ 75 for the core for the rebuilt, the same exact one at Rock Auto is 53 + 10 for the core. I guess Oreilly is making a market hoping customers do not return cores. I my casde I brought the core with me when I purchased the replacement.
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True. And anything from China isn't really new anyway. The majority of steel parts from China are melted down/recast recycled iron/steel to begin with.
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My Bonneville has been running a China GSP axle for a couple years now. There'* two modes...coast and holy smoking balls. So far the axle has given me no troubles. I figured at $60 new, it would be a piece of junk.
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If you can, try and find an axle from a Blazer ZR2. The rear axle is a couple inches wider than the non-ZR2. You'll also have to get the matching driveshaft/springs etc. Those are MY future plans at upgrading.
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