WHICH IS BETTER? Rebuilt OEM vs Cheap Replacement Axles


  1. Rudy Castellon

    Rudy Castellonヶ月 前

    How are the raxle brand axles holding up?

  2. farlz yosores

    farlz yosores2 ヶ月 前

    i want velocity bearing for my car...nessan march 2002 model..

  3. Du Pi

    Du Pi2 ヶ月 前

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> When I get to ur mom's house

  4. khang gams minh

    khang gams minh2 ヶ月 前

    You need transmission seal also

  5. Nathan Campbell

    Nathan Campbell2 ヶ月 前

    Always great clear instructions. Thanks.

  6. jon wikan

    jon wikan2 ヶ月 前

    Raxles are awesome! I put a set on my Subaru at about 100,000 Miles(about 161,000Km for the Canadians) 100,000 miles later and many icy winters I noticed a rubber boot was ripped. I just continued to drive it with a ripped boot up to almost a quarter million miles. The car finally bit the dust but the Raxles were still working fine even with a ripped boot.

  7. 2infinity Garage

    2infinity Garage3 ヶ月 前

    With the CV axle without the dynamic damper did you experience vibration during acceleration? Did the damper make any difference?

  8. Bradford Ramm

    Bradford Ramm3 ヶ月 前

    Wow! When did this become a thing? When I was your age we always went oem rebuilds not new or cheap knockoffs. Ok I lied I’m older than that we actually had to rebuild them ourselves for awhile as there was no cores yet. Lol

  9. Thomas Paulsen

    Thomas Paulsen3 ヶ月 前

    RAXELS are the best.I Just did my daughters 2012 Audi Q5 axles. Raxels customer service is excellent. Any questions on the job your are doing is answered by Marty, no hurry, no problem. This job was a piece of cake.

  10. VortechBand

    VortechBand3 ヶ月 前

    In Finland, there is a saying: "A poor person cannot afford to cheap out". Ie. buy a high quality (OEM) item instead of a cheapo part, as you more often than not will end up spending more money by buying the same thing multiple times.

  11. Jason Cardenas

    Jason Cardenas3 ヶ月 前

    depends, in the US there is lots of options for cheapo parts that will get the job done and not spend exorbitant amounts that some oem parts demand

  12. barry phillips

    barry phillips4 ヶ月 前

    You get what you pay for! Pay for shit, you get shit!

  13. Steven Bauer

    Steven Bauer4 ヶ月 前

    How long did your reman'd axles last? Is it possible that your suspension mods are stressing the axle and causing premature wear?

  14. Ariel Zambada

    Ariel Zambada4 ヶ月 前

    Lol stock axels drive shaft shop ftw

  15. Ariel Zambada

    Ariel Zambada4 ヶ月 前

    @Memo Padilla look i run drive shaft shop axels on my race car honda they withstand 1200 hp all day ......if i where u i would just go to the dealer and get oem ones

  16. Memo Padilla

    Memo Padilla4 ヶ月 前

    Ariel.. so you recommend going local and having them rebuild??? I am confused on the best way for a 96 accord. Too many issues on new ones like this dude had.. . Where do you recommend ??

  17. Steve Gunderson

    Steve Gunderson4 ヶ月 前

    never turn the steering when unless the car is moving, very hard on power steering components

  18. Mr. King

    Mr. King25 日 前

    ya , your could not be MORE wrong on you statment , educate yourself before commenting

  19. Stinky Cheese

    Stinky Cheeseヶ月 前

    @Linda Thomas Even that is extra fancy, you can just use newspaper.

  20. Linda Thomas

    Linda Thomas3 ヶ月 前

    Steve Gunderson. I use two inexpensive plastic cutting boards placed under each front tire when doing work that requires turning the wheels side to side.

  21. Donald Scheibener

    Donald Scheibener4 ヶ月 前

    I've never checked axles the way he did. Up down motion on inner joint is normal. Slam the nut home with the wheels off with an impact gun is fine. One last thing, a cracking noise coming from either side with the brake applied and giving it gentle gas usually indicates a loose axle nut. You get it on a reverse to drive typically in a parking lot maneuver.

  22. Anthony Hum

    Anthony Hum4 ヶ月 前

    Hi what brands have failed on you so far? And how long did each last for? I got a quote from raxle and the cost a good chunk of my 2005 Honda element...what do you recommend? Thanks

  23. Hottspitta jR

    Hottspitta jR4 ヶ月 前

    The play in the wheel is 100% normal... That is your wheel picking up the slack in the differential as it rotates the opposite direction! What isn't normal is how easily you can wiggle the driveshaft.... Just thought that should be clarified before every single person on the goddam planet thinks they have bad half shafts because someone said check for freeplay by spinning the wheels off the ground.

  24. mrksts1

    mrksts14 ヶ月 前

    I bought a rebuilt OE axle for my Honda at a major parts house and it did not last long. I then went with an import axle (China). We’ll see how long that lasts, but it is working well. I question the rebuilt ones because I don’t know what they reused and what they replaced. I think it’s a crapshoot. OE new is best of course, but $$.

  25. Art Noll

    Art Noll4 ヶ月 前

    Well made video, but I can't stop talkking back at the video. If you are chewing through that many CV joints, you have an issue with an exaggerated angle or vibration or something else. The play you demonstrate is including the differential. The clicking when you accelerate and turn is CV joints. The noises made when stationary and turning the wheel are not a typical indicator of CV joints.

  26. ivan ivan

    ivan ivan4 ヶ月 前

    Why didnt you put a video turning your wheels with the new axles? Uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  27. Hottspitta jR

    Hottspitta jR4 ヶ月 前

    because he probably realized its normal... this youtube mechanic doesn't realize that you have to grab the half shaft not the wheel... picking up all the slack in the differential.

  28. Password

    Password4 ヶ月 前

    it moves inside your gearbox....

  29. Gary Peatling

    Gary Peatling4 ヶ月 前

    Called drive shafts or I suppose or half shafts not axles

  30. Curtis J

    Curtis J4 ヶ月 前

    You can always jam a screwdriver in one of the disc vents to stop the axle from spinning when you tighten the axle nut

  31. MythicSageV2

    MythicSageV24 ヶ月 前

    What if your screw driver doesnt have vents?

  32. Paul Standaert

    Paul Standaert4 ヶ月 前

    I have pulled the plug on remanufactured parts, including axles. Brake calipers are the only thing I will use remanufactured unless there's no other practical choice. The aftermarket new axles have treated me well over the years, but with no hot-rodding kind of use to go with them.

  33. Paul Standaert

    Paul Standaert4 ヶ月 前

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="140">2:20</a>. You get that amount of play in any vehicle's drivetrain. A little in the axle splines, plus a little in the differential gears, then the gears in the transmission have a little backlash, and then your clutch spline will have some as well, plus perhaps a small amount in the clutch disc springs. Add all that up, and you're going to get about that much in any car. An automatic transmission with the parking pawl closer to the final drive may have a bit less.

  34. Gypsy2057

    Gypsy20574 ヶ月 前

    Do not buy any axles from Stockwise or ProStock auto. They might also go by CARIO at 330 North Midland Avenue NJ. The axle we ordered from mfg CSP was wrong, it had a smaller diameter spline than the 2001 A4 had. We sent back the incorrect part and they send us back the same box we sent them. CSP had packaged the part wrong. Parts house refused to fix or refund. We got the wrong part from CSP from two different parts suppliers, had to specify a different manufacture.

  35. audisubie

    audisubie4 ヶ月 前

    Your slammed as hell ofc you will have issues with your axles regardless if oe or aftermarket..

  36. Lio Mio

    Lio Mio4 ヶ月 前

    Not everything cheap is bad, it depends who makes it, you never said how much you paid, RAXLES Website does not say the price there is where the surprise is.

  37. Dereck C

    Dereck C4 ヶ月 前

    please, I drag a 400hp integra with an LSD and traction bar and drag radials, and do so on autozone axles with a lifetime warranty I never had to make them honor

  38. crazeguy26

    crazeguy264 ヶ月 前

    Lifetime for the win

  39. Zippy1415

    Zippy14154 ヶ月 前

    Raxles have been excellent for me. Have installed them on several Subarus and they were great.

  40. SoCal Realtor

    SoCal Realtor4 ヶ月 前

    The typical you get what you pay for. What about good used?

  41. A Twinspark

    A Twinspark4 ヶ月 前

    Honda crappy suspension design, when the wheel is turned the body is shifting left and right so that turning point is not at the centre of the tyre, putting strain on the cv joints. Lowered car, dropping the clutch at 8,000rpm and wide tyres = worn axles.

  42. Jon Posadny

    Jon Posadny4 ヶ月 前

    cant afford $1000 dollar auto repair. But will put a set of rays on his car. Fucking ricer loser.

  43. tc195912345

    tc1959123454 ヶ月 前

    Tighten the damn nuts with an impact and get on with your life.

  44. Justin

    Justin4 ヶ月 前

    The next guy has to untighten--by hand--your over-torqued axle nut. But, you will claim that you have been doing this so long that you know how to torque to spec, or not overtighten with an impact. You're wrong. I used to tighten thousands of lug nuts and tried to get away from doing it by hand by using an impact, but unfortunately there is no way to duplicate, or get close to doing it by hand. You are not the first guy to be able to do this. You are doing it wrong, but justify it because it saves you time and earns you more money.

  45. Art Noll

    Art Noll4 ヶ月 前

    Great way to generate repeat customers

  46. tc195912345

    tc1959123454 ヶ月 前

    @Justin When you have done a few thousand axle jobs over Thirty years, then maybe then you can give an opinion on how they should be done numbnuts.

  47. Justin

    Justin4 ヶ月 前

    You are right; don't do it properly with the proper tools on hand.

  48. B Rallybear

    B Rallybear4 ヶ月 前

    How come there are so many problems with CV-shafts? I have had a lot of cars, Volvos, Saabs, BMWs, Opels, Toyotas, Mazdas, Peugeots and VWs. Been driving them up to between 100000 to 20000 miles (160000 - 320000 km) before selling them on. Only once I had to replace an CV-joint and that was an Mazda 323 with a torn CV boot that had about 80000 miles on it. And I can tell you that where I live some of the roads are really bad and so are the winters.

  49. Haywood Jablomie

    Haywood Jablomie4 ヶ月 前

    Lol ain't you the dude who used sandpaper to polish your valves?

  50. Derrick Darrell

    Derrick Darrellヶ月 前

    I was just thinking that lmao

  51. cisa93

    cisa934 ヶ月 前

    EMPI axles are absolute garbage........Made in Thailand or China it the same POS. Hopefully these REMAN axles were remanufactured with high quality parts (balls, cages, and boots) otherwise its all theory 😳

  52. buckaroobonsi555

    buckaroobonsi5554 ヶ月 前

    Yes never get the cheapest brand. Re-manufactured OEM is almost always best. If it is a good brand all updates to that part that the OEM has made will be added at the time of re-manufacture. Re-maned and rebuilt are not at all the same!

  53. Barry Shaw

    Barry Shaw4 ヶ月 前

    Do you have to get alignment done

  54. Karen Smith

    Karen Smith4 ヶ月 前

    I used Raxle on my 2002 wrx Very happy with price and customer service. That was about 2 years ago so around. 15,000 miles with no issues

  55. samuel granados

    samuel granados4 ヶ月 前

    Modified cars will usually bring you a lot of problems .. therefore the warranty on parts won’t be covered ..

  56. D.j. B

    D.j. B4 ヶ月 前

    One should always be ready to plug the transmission when pulling out a half shaft! Or end up with transmission fluid all over the ground! Find a bottle cap the same size as your opening! Also, With the half shaft out, That would be the perfect time to lube your inner race & also grease your output shaft! Now for those in the northeast, use a cookie wheel on a die grinder & clean up the rust or oxidation on the hub & inner part of the wheel. Good time to inspect the brakes & lube the guides! I also use my 90 degree die grinder to clean up my brake guides & etc. Always grease the axle where it pushes threw the hub & rotor to prevent it from rusting/oxidizing!

  57. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    Since you don’t know. A pro tip to holding your wheel and torqueing the axle nut PUT A THICK SCREW DRIVER IN THE ROTOR it’ll stop against the brake caliper 🤦🏼‍♂️

  58. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    Looks like you got more problems than axles with all that mess leaking everywhere smh.

  59. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="150">2:30</a> that’s not axle play lol it’s just gear slop. It takes a bit for everything to transfer from the trans to the wheel lol. That’s not because of the axles lol

  60. Michael Greene

    Michael Greene4 ヶ月 前


  61. Jeff Leblanc

    Jeff Leblanc4 ヶ月 前

    What a stupid question oem obviously are you dumb

  62. Andra Wise

    Andra Wise4 ヶ月 前

    They don't do American Axles like Ford and Chevy so you should of made your video clearer on that explanation,Dude."

  63. David Rasch

    David Rasch4 ヶ月 前

    I search for remans from a reputable dealer. I also know when I cannot do the job and have to take the car in.

  64. TheRebuilt1

    TheRebuilt14 ヶ月 前

    Swear by Raxles, If your not mechanically inclined and cant rebuilt the axles (not that hard to accomplish) then Raxles is next best. I have a set on my 88 Civic and 87 CRX with a B17 and never had a problem with them 10+ years in.

  65. Noel Aguirre

    Noel Aguirre4 ヶ月 前

    Knock offs are a sure and quick way to render your car unreliable. Yes, people use cheap replacement parts then complain how unreliable their car brand is. I always use OEM or quality replacement parts and very likely will never even think of that particular part ever again. Did I mention I keep my cars forever and that I drive unreliable VWs and BMWs Posibly the 2 most unrelaible brands to roll on USA roads in the last 50 years.

  66. Sam McCallister

    Sam McCallister4 ヶ月 前

    That is what happens with most do it yourselfers. Sometimes you have to know a little bit to know the difference between a part that works, and a part that works well.

  67. A Dude

    A Dude4 ヶ月 前

    Bad approach; bad with the chinesium stuff and bed with these... You don't want free axles for the rest of your life, don't you? What anyone needs to do in such case is to buy the genuine end parts and replace them themselves (if technically inclined). If you're able to replace the axle, you should be able to exchange the ends as well... What I mean to say is that most likely you got them from Cardone and that's exactly what they do...

  68. Miguel Chavez

    Miguel Chavez4 ヶ月 前

    This is a common problem with Hondas. The aftermarket axles will give you problems, headaches, and waste your time and money. I've done it myself, haha. I noticed the aftermarket axles don't come with that rubber damper in the middle of the shaft. You can rebuild the axle yourself with OEM axles from the salvage yard and OEM boot kit, but it is a messy job and requires persistence and band clamp tools, I've done it and don't recommend it for a noob. Currently, my driver side axle needs replacement, I'm going to give Raxles a try.

  69. Brian Andrews

    Brian Andrews4 ヶ月 前

    You can’t buy a cheaper aftermarket axle and expect it to perform as well as, or better than, oem if your looking for a performance application. In other words, if your going to slam your car around (hammering it off the line, running up the rpms, and throwing it into the curves, etc.) a cheaper part isn’t going to be able to take the abuse. This same brand of cheaper axle may have done fine and lasted forever is an older car with less horsepower where the owner “nursed it along” . The cheap axle may last the life of grandma’s 1995 Ford Escort sedan but less than six months under a 22 year old’s Mustang GT. The side by side compare between the axles coming out and the new axle going in only proved that the old axle was worn. My questions are: 1. Did the cheaper axle have play in it when it was installed? 2. What were the typical driving habits that the axles were exposed to? Yes, you get what you pay for but you also need to consider what you want the part to do for you.

  70. nuttybuddy719

    nuttybuddy7194 ヶ月 前

    You get what 3 paid for

  71. Roudter

    Roudter4 ヶ月 前

    Hmmmm....looks like a bigger problem than the axles....<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="121">2:01</a> The piece going into the trans should not be loose like that. no?

  72. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    Roudter oh yea no doubt I completely know what you’re saying there lol. I noticed the leaks too! He has some other issues he needs to address my engine and trans stay spotless and dry! All leaks fixed and addressed ASAP

  73. Roudter

    Roudter4 ヶ月 前

    @Insanity Garage You're referring to backlash. That's necessary and can be loose in older cars and be fine and doesn't affect the seal. The thing at 2:01 is not normal simply because the axis of the axle should not be perceptible loose. Backlash would be apparent by twisting the axle, not lateral movement.There's no way to maintain a good seal like that. It's really very apparent - even if people don't see it. Notice how dirty the trans is from the leak. You can't ignore this stuff dude.

  74. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    Roudter I was just talking about the “play while moving the wheel back and forth or rotating it I should say. That’s not really a problem. I’ve seen and had play like that regardless of new or old axles and my trans is perfect lol

  75. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    Roudter I’m on my 4th or 5th set of cheapies from advance. In less than a year and a half. Lol. I need to invest in better. But lifetime warranty has me won 🤦🏼‍♂️ but I am getting about fed up with vibrations. I don’t deal with the clickin issue. Just get sloppy over time and cheap boots bust so I replace em mine never start clicking but they have horrible load vibration

  76. Roudter

    Roudter4 ヶ月 前

    @Insanity Garage Thanks Adam. However, that's not consistent with my experience. OEM or not, he's gone through too many axles...You replace these maybe once..

  77. Travis Thacker

    Travis Thacker4 ヶ月 前

    From My experience I have had more problems with the C-Clip O ring causing play and eating internal axle splines off ..........of course after doing 2 sets of front CV axles on my 02 RAM years back I got the ole angle grinder out and did cut job to see the inside difference in the factory MOPAR and After Market OEM parts............everything pretty much looked the exact same but my hardness test files showed the MOPAR factory steel in the bearing race inside the CV was harder by 20 R-C scale

  78. bobby harvill

    bobby harvill4 ヶ月 前

    Reman stuff is or should be just as good as new

  79. fucken killer jason

    fucken killer jason5 ヶ月 前

    Thanks for shareing

  80. fucken killer jason

    fucken killer jason5 ヶ月 前


  81. J M.

    J M.5 ヶ月 前

    Have you tried surtrack v axles

  82. Hello Goodbye

    Hello Goodbye5 ヶ月 前

    Well, I think there are a lot of people waiting for a follow up on your purchase.

  83. Creed Bratton

    Creed Bratton6 ヶ月 前

    i had a shop install a chinese axle in my toyota. i noticed a vibration, and the seal leaked like a sieve from the tranny. It was damn near impossible to remove it from the transmission because the c-clip was so much more expanded than an OEM one, and the surface finish was way more rough were the seal rode. Think 60 grit. I ordered another reman, and with stick the chinese one up the butt of the shop that installed it

  84. David Martin

    David Martin6 ヶ月 前

    U probably put automatic CV axles in a Manual car lmao

  85. David Martin

    David Martin4 ヶ月 前

    Adam Wolfe I hope not cause that's just plain stupidity

  86. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    David Martin no lol I’m smart enough to know that anyways lol.

  87. David Martin

    David Martin4 ヶ月 前

    Adam Wolfe were u dumb enough to try it lol

  88. Insanity Garage

    Insanity Garage4 ヶ月 前

    David Martin to bad they don’t work lol

  89. Sky89line

    Sky89line6 ヶ月 前

    I wish I've seen your video before buying some cheap aftermarkt parts for mine 07 Accord. Front upper sway bars and two shock absorber. I'm upset after the money lost

  90. Sean M

    Sean M2 ヶ月 前

    How long did those aftermarket parts last?

  91. Mr. Frank

    Mr. Frank7 ヶ月 前

    how are duralast from auto zone or cordone? need to replace my lexus suv axle?

  92. jlbueno0611

    jlbueno06113 ヶ月 前

    Autozone have lifetime warranty....if you are doing the work yourself, go that route, worse case all you have to do is take it off and go get a new one free till you end up with the one that wont fail...the odds of you getting one that sucks or defected is minimal . If you only have one car, and you are paying a mechanic or shop to do your job , then go with the expensive parts and a guaranteed from the shop that they will repair it free if the new part fails or malfunctions .

  93. devon sellers

    devon sellers7 ヶ月 前

    This is actually a really well made video, more often than not any automotive tutorial will be poorly made. But I actually enjoyed the video,

  94. Mr. King

    Mr. King25 日 前

    ya except he is very poorly educated on what he is repairing

  95. TheBaz568

    TheBaz5687 ヶ月 前

    I'm getting a clicking noise on my 08 accord when I move my steering wheel back and forth, however when you start the car it goes away. Do you think this is the axles?

  96. Tony Daniel

    Tony Daniel7 ヶ月 前

    Heres a cheaper fix for you, buy your cv axles at a junkyard most likely they will be crappy clean out the grease and the bearings put in new boots tighten them up and install em try to also find out where the car was hit so you know which axles are beyond repair and which are good.

  97. Richard Gerona

    Richard Gerona8 ヶ月 前

    Nice vids man, I just wanted to ask you something. At about <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="140">2:20</a> when you jacked up one side of the vehicle and turned the wheel to show it would turn you said there was play from the CV axle. Is that the true cause? It seems the play would be from inside the differential instead, correct me if I am wrong. My 8th gen does the same thing and always wondered why.

  98. Britney Tran

    Britney Tran8 ヶ月 前

    You’re the best bro

  99. Richard De vreede

    Richard De vreede8 ヶ月 前

    Click sucks .why not bought revion ones

  100. J. M.

    J. M.10 ヶ月 前

    You are exaggerating. There are many people (myself included) don't have a problem with aftermarket axles, at a fraction of the cost. You are either unlucky or picked a garbage brand (such as Cardone). That rubber damper? don't be too excited about that. It's a leading cause of rotting your axle in half. Just google it you will know.

  101. Tom Ahoks

    Tom Ahoks10 ヶ月 前

    I Don’t have very many money, so I'm gonna put cheap axles in, while I replace the boot on the OEMs. Fukn Ford, my four Chryslers never tore a boot.

  102. OK Boomer

    OK Boomer11 ヶ月 前

    One thing good about you going through all those cheap axles is you got a lot of experience doing that job. I'm sure you could make a little money on the side installing them for people who would rather not go to the stealership.

  103. Ranbir Rana

    Ranbir Rana11 ヶ月 前

    Where did you buy this lifetime warranty cv shafts?

  104. James Robert

    James Robert11 ヶ月 前

    @MilMast Thanks for the vid!! Very informative. Would you do a follow up vid? Just needed to know how the Raxles are doing?

  105. C. Charley

    C. Charley11 ヶ月 前

    Over night them frm Japan 👍👌

  106. Shan Siva

    Shan Siva11 ヶ月 前

    will the car need an alignment after putting the raxles?

  107. Chuck Wood

    Chuck Wood11 ヶ月 前


  108. bb2status

    bb2status年 前

    How have the Raxles held up?