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    FRONT CV BOOT PROBLEM!!!!!!

    OK so i decided to Jack up my car today to check if i was leaking any oil, and as i was doing that i found out that i didn't have any oil leak, but instead to find GREASE everywhere around my downpipe, hoses, and everything....as i looked closely i found out that my Passenger Front CV Boot RIPPED in Half, so i did some research and some ppl say to Just replace the whole axle and some say just buy the BOOT Kit and replace that....what should be easier and less money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIKwrx04 View Post
    OK so i decided to Jack up my car today to check if i was leaking any oil, and as i was doing that i found out that i didn't have any oil leak, but instead to find GREASE everywhere around my downpipe, hoses, and everything....as i looked closely i found out that my Passenger Front CV Boot RIPPED in Half, so i did some research and some ppl say to Just replace the whole axle and some say just buy the BOOT Kit and replace that....what should be easier and less money?
    Replace the axle. Its not worth rebuilding. Its not expensive after you get your core charge back. I think i paid somewhere around 80 bucks after i returned the bad one and got my core charge back.
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    Replacing the boot is cheaper, replacing the whole axle is easier, it's a decision you would have to make. I would replace the axle, I'd pay more for easier.

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    How much would it run me to get a new axle and where would it be to get a new one? I don't wanna buy the Cheap one at AdvanceAutoParts?? is there any website that has good ones?

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    I get my parts from local parts stores for ease of return and warranty issues. Usually Napa or Carquest. I don't have any personal experience with OEM online ordering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    I get my parts from local parts stores for ease of return and warranty issues. Usually Napa or Carquest. I don't have any personal experience with OEM online ordering.
    Thanks man i just research on Napa Auto Parts and they have some for dirt cheap, I think it would be easier to just go ahead and replace the whole axle, since some ppl say once a boot rips and you only replace it with the boot kit and future problems will come up and you have to waste more money later on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIKwrx04 View Post
    Thanks man i just research on Napa Auto Parts and they have some for dirt cheap, I think it would be easier to just go ahead and replace the whole axle, since some ppl say once a boot rips and you only replace it with the boot kit and future problems will come up and you have to waste more money later on...

    I would not recommend installing an aftermarket axle from NAPA or auto-zone or anywhere really in any subaru. I have dealt with so many problems in subarus all brought on by aftermarket axles. from vibrations at idle to fitment issues, its just not worth it....Which boot is torn? either way if the joint is not making any noise and it doesn't look too dry than I would most definitely recommend replacement of the boot...It might be a tad more involved but you will most def. save money...just my 2 cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    I would not recommend installing an aftermarket axle from NAPA or auto-zone or anywhere really in any subaru. I have dealt with so many problems in subarus all brought on by aftermarket axles. from vibrations at idle to fitment issues, its just not worth it....Which boot is torn? either way if the joint is not making any noise and it doesn't look too dry than I would most definitely recommend replacement of the boot...It might be a tad more involved but you will most def. save money...just my 2 cents...
    I've never had a problem with aftermarket axles, personal taste I guess. In my experience, replacing the boot never lasts, there is dirt getting into the joint after the boot breaks and you can never get it clean enough. New axles come with a warranty if something does happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    I would not recommend installing an aftermarket axle from NAPA or auto-zone or anywhere really in any subaru. I have dealt with so many problems in subarus all brought on by aftermarket axles. from vibrations at idle to fitment issues, its just not worth it....Which boot is torn? either way if the joint is not making any noise and it doesn't look too dry than I would most definitely recommend replacement of the boot...It might be a tad more involved but you will most def. save money...just my 2 cents...
    The Passenger Inner Boot is torn in half everything is almost dry so i think i am just gonna replace the whole axle

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    The same thing happened on my 08 STI, I had it flat bedded to the Lakeland Fl dealership and they said my EWG was rubbing against the boot causing it to fail resulting in $500 out of pocket for the new axle and labor. Do you have an EWG?
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