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  1. #1
    Active Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Nov 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    364755
    My Garage
    2005.5 S4 6sp Avant
    Location
    Bellingham, Washington

    In Search of Front Axle Assemblies

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    My (new to me) B7 S4 Avant 6/sp, of which I've enjoyed approximately 5 miles will/is undergoing a complete maintenance/upgrade including guides/tensioners, clutch/flywheel, pads/rotors, all three radiators, AC compressor, thermostat/WP, motor mounts, etc. etc. Upon a thorough inspection/tear-down, I noticed a very minimal amount of 'play' on the drivers side inner front CV(?) joint as well as two torn boots.

    I'm hoping to source both axles (OE) in good/excellent condition and I'm willing to pay clo$e to nothing :) (or whatever is fair)

    Any help/direction would be much appreciated

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    Veteran Member Three Rings
    Join Date
    May 04 2007
    AZ Member #
    17767
    Location
    Northeast

    Raxles.com

    I would stay away from used or no-name axles since they are a known problem for these cars. It's about 200-250 per axle I believe.
    Glut / Capristo / Baby Seats

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    Senior Member Three Rings caliizaktiv's Avatar
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    Dec 20 2010
    AZ Member #
    68491
    My Garage
    Used Oil
    Location
    Jupiter

    If you have the original, Audi stamped axles, Raxles is the way to go. He'll send you a rebuilt, fresh axle and once you install them, send in the old cores.
    05 S4 / 07 RS4 / 13 ZCP M3

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    Active Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Nov 21 2015
    AZ Member #
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    My Garage
    2005.5 S4 6sp Avant
    Location
    Bellingham, Washington

    fantastic info!! thank you very much

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    Veteran Member Four Rings BCsniper's Avatar
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    Jan 29 2010
    AZ Member #
    54160
    My Garage
    B6 S4 6MT Avant, B6 3.0 Avant 6MT (for sale), C5 A6 2.8
    Location
    north ga

    I always jump on the Raxles bandwagon because it is the only way to get an axle with ALL OEM bits without spending about $400

    Now unless you are beating the hell out of the car and don’t care to replace them more often the $60 auto part store axles do still work fine just don’t expect them to last 100k+ miles like an OEM one will.

  6. #6
    Active Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Nov 21 2015
    AZ Member #
    364755
    My Garage
    2005.5 S4 6sp Avant
    Location
    Bellingham, Washington

    I get going the cheaper route, but most of my driving is freeway cruising 75-85 mph (with the occasional triple-digit blast, so balance and stability are my main concerns...I'd hate to go to all of this effort and have that dreaded high-speed shimmy.

    My current daily is an '01 540/6 speed (until the S4 is ready) and that thing pulls like a freight train as fast as my huevos dare (it is 'loafing-along at 2500 RPM's at 80 mph and just over 3k at 100 mph...I'd like to replicate that smoothness and linear acceleration in this wagon.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings q_dubz's Avatar
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    Dec 16 2008
    AZ Member #
    36417
    My Garage
    Single Turbo V8 S4
    Location
    EAST COAST

    I've yet to break my cheap ass autozone fronts LOL

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    Veteran Member Four Rings q_dubz's Avatar
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    Dec 16 2008
    AZ Member #
    36417
    My Garage
    Single Turbo V8 S4
    Location
    EAST COAST

    GolferJ, I PM'd you

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Nollywood's Avatar
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    Nov 03 2011
    AZ Member #
    83391
    My Garage
    B6 Avant 420-R, Toyota Runx 1.4 16V
    Location
    Manitoba, Canada.

    Always OEM for me.
    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant Quattro Sport | 3.0 V6 | 6MT | Denim Blue Pearl | B6 S4 “Black Optik” Grille | Votex Kit | Black Leather - Part Out.

    2012 B7 Seat Exeo ST Sport Tech | 2.0 TDI 170 | 6MT | Phantom Black Pearl | LED DRL’s | Bi-Xenons | AFS | LED Tails | LED RNS-E | AUX / iPod Input | Black Leather | Multi-Function Steering Wheel | Rear PDC.

    2002 Toyota Runx |1.4L DOHC 16V Auto.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings q_dubz's Avatar
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    Dec 16 2008
    AZ Member #
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    My Garage
    Single Turbo V8 S4
    Location
    EAST COAST

    Quote Originally Posted by Nollywood View Post
    Always OEM for me.
    I wouldn't trust rebuilds from Canada either!

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Nollywood's Avatar
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    Nov 03 2011
    AZ Member #
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    My Garage
    B6 Avant 420-R, Toyota Runx 1.4 16V
    Location
    Manitoba, Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by q_dubz View Post
    I wouldn't trust rebuilds from Canada either!
    Haha, you could be right there.
    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant Quattro Sport | 3.0 V6 | 6MT | Denim Blue Pearl | B6 S4 “Black Optik” Grille | Votex Kit | Black Leather - Part Out.

    2012 B7 Seat Exeo ST Sport Tech | 2.0 TDI 170 | 6MT | Phantom Black Pearl | LED DRL’s | Bi-Xenons | AFS | LED Tails | LED RNS-E | AUX / iPod Input | Black Leather | Multi-Function Steering Wheel | Rear PDC.

    2002 Toyota Runx |1.4L DOHC 16V Auto.



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