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Old 03-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Well done rob
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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Wish I knew this last week!!

Great research though. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:32 AM
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Awsome great find. How are they holding up?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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Nice, so works on the 86 turbo?
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:57 PM
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Worth buying a pair to have just in case.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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We need a stickied thread with some of this cross-referenced stuff.

These axles, the BMW reference sensors, the VW visor clips, etc.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:20 PM
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If they are hollow, they'll snap on your first real wheel-hop with your V8 implant. The Empi Type 2 CV's make the axle the weak point.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:26 PM
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cheap enough to cut one up to check?
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by xschop View Post
If they are hollow, they'll snap on your first real wheel-hop with your V8 implant. The Empi Type 2 CV's make the axle the weak point.
who cares about V8's
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by reno808 View Post
who cares about V8's
If it can handle the low end torque a V8 provides then it would be perfectly fine with a high HP Turbo.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 86 951 Driver View Post
If it can handle the low end torque a V8 provides then it would be perfectly fine with a high HP Turbo.
i was kidding lol
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:55 PM
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The description on Rockauto says they have:
Precision cold rolled splines and threads
100% solid precision machined axle bars
Neoprene CV boots
Stainless steel boot clamps
Premium quality Moly grease used on all joints
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:08 PM
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From what robstah was saying on saturday is that they look like a quality piece.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by anders44 View Post
cheap enough to cut one up to check?
Just weigh it. Or pull both CV's and you'll be able to tell right away.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:15 PM
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Just dump the clutch a few times; easiest and most fun way to test your new axles.
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