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has anyone used an A1 Cardone front drive axle assembly before? I found one on partsgeek.com for 45 bucks. price looks great if the axle is true. Also, any preference on lower ball joint to use? Thanks
 

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I used one on my '98, but it has almost 270k miles in it. I figured if it caused any issues it wouldn't matter. On my '06, I just re-booted. Only took about 3 hours to do both axles. BTW, the Cardone axle has had no issues on the '98. It was a new made in China axle rather than a remanufactured one. I didn't want to hassle with cores as I ordered from Rockauto.com.
 

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I rebooted, but if you buy new word is that you should use an Autozone axle if you go aftermarket. Posted over on legacygt.com by a well-respected shop owner:
"7336 - Autozone. Installed so many I cant count. "
 

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thanks, did the replacement today, no problems on the test drive, will see how she rides doing the commute over Teton pass every day, but for now, feeling pretty good about a 45$ axle replacement........
 

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I have been running on them for about 6000 miles and have had no problems. I didn't notice any lateral play in them.
 
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