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This is a discussion on CV boot just ripped, replace just boot or whole axle? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Shipping definitely adds to the cost but it was far less than I expected. The website was useless - email ...

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    Shipping definitely adds to the cost but it was far less than I expected. The website was useless - email or call.

    They are GTG.
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    Well I think I have found my course of action.

    Called my local subi tuner (the same one that tuned my car and I buy parts from), for a parts quote (since he deals with the dealership he gets and passes along a discount, plus he stocks a lot of parts). The parts were $30 but I still need pliers $50, or he said he'd replace it for $150, today. Done.

    FWIW he said the pass side goes first because of the exhaust heat, and that he replaces the pass side inner 2 to 1 to drivers side inner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    FWIW he said the pass side goes first because of the exhaust heat, and that he replaces the pass side inner 2 to 1 to drivers side inner.
    I believe this fully.
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    Well ended up getting both the drivers and passenger side inner boots replaced. Ran me $239 after taxes. I'm glad I took it to my local subi tuner, the pass side axle wouldn't come out of the hub. They new how to disassemble the axle in place and replace the boot anyways, I would have been there pissed and pounding on it forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    ...the pass side axle wouldn't come out of the hub. They new how to disassemble the axle in place and replace the boot anyways, I would have been there pissed and pounding on it forever.
    My theory has to do with sprinklers hitting the passenger side when the car is parked, and more water on the right side of the road with the car is moving. You really missed out on the pounding and swearing bit, it was exhilarating, like chicken soup for the soul. The smell of PB Blaster, the metallic clanking, the yelling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    My theory has to do with sprinklers hitting the passenger side when the car is parked, and more water on the right side of the road with the car is moving. You really missed out on the pounding and swearing bit, it was exhilarating, like chicken soup for the soul. The smell of PB Blaster, the metallic clanking, the yelling...
    Oh I just missed out this time. I have been there a couple times on other cars. If I have to replace the clutch this year, I'll be dealing with it then. Interesting to note, my Subi shop recommends the exedy clutch kit.
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    Got an email response from MWE

    I sent an email yesterday before I decided to have the boots done locally, thought I'd post it for future search reference. 2005-2009 axles are $195 each plus $35 shipping for one $55 shipping for two. He said there was currently no core charge on these axles.
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    With no core charge those are a safe bet, since the owner can keep the original axle and just rebuild that if for some reason the MWE isn't as good as it's said to be -- but I have no doubt they're good, the people recommending them have been reputable on the sites.
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    $195 - is that a typo? Sheesh, I'm glad the older ones are well less than half that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    $195 - is that a typo? Sheesh, I'm glad the older ones are well less than half that!
    Not a typo.
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    Hate to revive a dead thread, but does anyone know if MWE is still operating? That link is dead and google didn't turn up anything. Trying to avoid paying $500 for a new OEM axle. A recommendation for any other quality option would be just as helpful, I just haven't been able to find anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolinh4 View Post
    Hate to revive a dead thread, but does anyone know if MWE is still operating? That link is dead and google didn't turn up anything. Trying to avoid paying $500 for a new OEM axle. A recommendation for any other quality option would be just as helpful, I just haven't been able to find anything
    Yes, MWE is still around. You will note that the link provided before was to ccrengines.com, a Subaru engine rebuilder, not to MWE directly.

    MWE stands for Mark Williams Enterprises, a custom fab and racing shop that looks to specialize in driveline parts after the transmission. And the great news is, they are located in Louisville, CO, about half way between Denver and Boulder, so you can easily deal with them locally.

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    It would seem that ccrengines was basically just stocking or custom ordering and drop-shipping the specific parts needed to the Subaru community, and that relationship may have gone away as I can no longer find any axles listed on the ccrengines site (the site is still up). This may be due to, according to the MWE facebook page, MWE set up a network back in May of trusted race shops all over the country that sell/stock/install MWE parts. These are all race shops, which does not fit with CCREngines.

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    Alright thanks a ton. It's been a frustrating last couple days trying to find something besides the questionable aftermarket axles. I'll contact them today. Appreciate it

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    Sorry totally forgot to check how old until after I voted.

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