E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > All-Wheel-Drive (Xi / xDrive) Talk > Front cv axle help



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-23-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
albanian335
Private
 
albanian335's Avatar
 
Drives: Bmw 335xi coupe
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Connecticut

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Bmw 335xi  [0.00]
So my boot ripped on my axle and i went to a couple shops and they wont touch it , they only want to replace the whole axle . One place told me theyd do it for 320 plus tax so that means the axle is 200 dollars but its aftermarket and its called short track i looked it up and there was nothing .. Bmw wants 1200 and another shop wants 700 and there using a remanufactured part .. What should i do guys should i go aftermarket or not ? It does come with a one year warranty but i dont care about that i dont want to lose handling and not feel like im driving a bmw but i dont have that money at the moment .. What do you guys think?
Attached Images
 
albanian335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
bhmax16
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 328xi E92
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mass

Posts: 200
iTrader: (0)

The axle has zero effect on your handling and in no way will an aftermarket one make your BMW feel less BMW-like. However, be forewarned that I've seen some aftermarket axles cause issues on some European cars (primarily Audi/VW) where they are manufactured a bit too short which resulted in the CV joint separating. I have not seen this issue on any aftermarket axles for BMWs, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

However, I suggest biting the bullet and just replacing the axle. I replaced a boot separately once, and it was so much more of a pain in the ass than simply replacing the axle altogether. Also, it's an easy job where you can easily replace yourself if you don't want to pay a shop (you'll just have to pay for an alignment after).
bhmax16 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2014, 09:05 PM   #3
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
 
Drives: 2009 e90 2011 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY

Posts: 2,987
iTrader: (0)

any indy shop should be able to replace the boot only for like $150. happened to my lowered e46xi all the time. main issue is making sure there is no dirt and grime in there as it will cause the axle to fail. that may be why most want to replace with a new or reman'd axle.
__________________

2009 MBM 328| ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET30/25
2011 Jet Black 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square
wdeerfield is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 01:20 PM   #4
hassmaschine
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 330i 6sp w/ sport package
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

I would replace the boot. most of the aftermarket axles are going to be of lesser quality than stock. if you can DIY the boot only costs about $50.. but it's not a very fun job.
hassmaschine is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST