View Full Version : Subtle changes...

11-26-2009, 04:15 PM
If you want peace, prepare for war.
Finished motor and waiting on clutch and light weight flywheel to arrive to drop this back in. and....
Story: My friend Pirate Has got a dumped car and goes through axles like tic tacs, so I was going to give him my old cores cause they get you a nice discount. upon picking them up to move them I wiped off the grease and noticed different letters after the number then what I just purchased on my new axles.
Problem?: My OEM axles were 8D0 407 271AR J2AR and 8D0 407 272AR J1AR (which had already been changed once on my car)
New axles are EMPI 8D0 407 271BC 80-9021 and 8D0 407 272BC 80-9020
Are they the same? going to fit? I know there are like 7 sets of front axles for our cars so now Im kinda worried


11-26-2009, 04:31 PM
New axles are for 5 speed auto with the tranny code AHA, ATQ and AWM your old one's are for 5 speed manual with tranny code AWM, they do not make them anymore so they upgraded the axle to 8D0 407 452 KX. I don't think you will have any problems.