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New Raxles Performance Axle Installed (56K beware)
« on: April 15, 2004, 03:25:19 AM »
Cross post from CB5

Got the axle from Marty on Tuesday afternoon from UPS.  A buddy of mine, Justin (mad props bro), helped me install the new axle tonight.  What can I say?  This thing is massive compared to the stock OE replacement axle.  The boot on the inner joint was torn in half, spewing grease all on the inner side of the tranny box.  What a mess.  So, the new axles is totally nice.  See the pics below.  The beefier axle weights roughly 15lbs, and I forgot to get a weight of the OE one, which I will get in the AM.

New EuroSpec on left, OE on right.


Made specially for me.   :D


New inner end with all new hardware


Closeup of new hardware with VW/Audi logos.


Joint differences


The inner busted boot torn halfway around.


Closeup of inner joints, EuroSpec on left, OE on right.  Look at that huge thing.


Thanks again to Marty at Raxles for hooking me up.  I will keep you all posted on how stuff turns out with these axles.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2004, 09:53:37 AM »
Great job!  Just curious, how long would this take and what is the difficulty level?
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New Raxles Performance Axle Installed (56K beware)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2004, 09:53:37 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2004, 10:51:31 AM »
The install took a total of about 2.5 hours if you have all the right tools.  Air tools help, and you should probably get an alignment after the swap.  You have to remove some of the upper control arms and tie rod ends in the spindles.

Needed supplies:
metric open ended wrenches
metric 6 pt sockets
impact gun (not necessary)
12pt 8mm allen (to remove old axle)
14mm 6pt allen (1.8T axle)
16mm 6pt allen (V6)
breaker bar
torque wrench

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being hardest, I would scale this as a 4-5.  Its not hard, but you need to have a brief understanding of suspension components on the B5's.

HTH,
Steve

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2004, 04:28:22 PM »
Those look really nice! :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2004, 03:31:53 PM »
Awesome work as usual, Steve.  You are the DIY man, just like me...  I hate not being able to do something for myself.  That and the fact that I don't have the money to pay someone to do it add up to me doing it myself!
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