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  1. Cracked strut, Raxles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I began to hear popping sound on the passenger side wheel about 3 months ago. It would manifest itself when I made turns especially as I turn the steering wheel. Naturally I thought it was the axle. Today I was changing the oil and decided to take a pic of the boots on both side. I...
  2. as a reference, raxles CV boots are good for about 200k miles...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...vice about 100k miles for stock boots. the guy who bought my 99 B5 was working in my garage the other evening, doing brakes all the way around. he noted the CV joint was torn and starting to sling grease. I exchanged emails with Marty, and he said ship it to him and he'd take care of it...
  3. Axle options, other than Raxles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I currently have Raxles on both sides of my car. I've had them since 2009, and 2010. I've had torn boots on each side once already, and they were repaired under warranty. Just noticed the right side is torn again. Each time, I have remove them, pay to ship them to Florida, wait a week, pay...
  4. Split CV Boot, rebuild or go with Raxles, 2003 with 150k, your recommendations...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am the 2nd owner of a 2003 Passat wgn, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, 150k miles, my daily driver. While rotating tires yesterday I found the driver's side outer CV boot has split in two. Outer CV boots were replaced 72k miles back, inner boots have never been replaced. No clicking while turning, so I...
  5. Raxles Boot Failure after 38k!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am just wondering if anyone else has had what I would call, early boot failure on a Raxles CV joint. The book is cracked all the way around in the middle. I am not calling into question the quality of Marty's axles, or how he stands behind his work. He did offer to replace it, but as you...
  6. Identifying an original half-axle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So both joints in my passenger side half axle are going out. Having read the many cv replacement guides here, I'm trying to get a raxle replacement. Marty, being the great guy he is, wanted to make sure I have the original to avoid the core charge. So I've checked, but there is no sticker as the...
  7. Brand New Raxles axle

    Parts For Sale
    For Sale is a never mounted raxle for a 2000 atw 1.8t 5 speed manual drivers side 8D0-407-271BJ. It comes with a brand new axle bolt as well. I Recently purchased new axles and this one made noise so i sent it back to raxles and this is what they sent me back. Sorry for the discoloration of the...
  8. Raxles vs. NAPA - CV axles

    B5 Garage
    During my clutch work we discovered that the outboard boot of my pass. side axle (original factory) has split and the inboard boot of the driver side (Raxles replacement 18,000 mi. ago) is about to split. I see a lot of good Raxles reviews but I would have expected better than 3 yrs/18k mi...
  9. Raxles a pleasant surprise.

    B5 Garage
    I purchased a pair of axles from Marty at Raxles about four years ago. Both outer boots went within a week of each other and the axles had traveled about 70,000 miles. I boxed them up with a little note and sent them off for some warranty work. The day after they received them Marty had them...
  10. Should I buy RAXLES?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good News Everyone! (get the reference?) I blew an axle at the track! Let me start off by saying that my wagon is my daily driver, so when I decided to go to the track I told myself that I wouldn't launch my car for the fear of breaking something. I did one pass by gently starting off in first...
  11. FS - Axles - Raxles

    Parts For Sale
    Left and right axles available. Raxle rebuilds. Front drive, AEB, ATW & AUG engine, manual trans. 33 spline outboard, tripod style inner joint. I bought these from someone who had them on their car for less than 200 miles and totaled, verified story. Unfortunately, I didn't check mine and I had...
  12. Barely used axles from raxles.com

    Parts For Sale
    Used B5 axles from raxles.com Hey guys, I recently got into an accident in my 2000 b5 passat 1.8t, manual transmission and I'm selling my axles from raxles.com. They are barely used with about 150 miles on them. I'm asking $265 OBO for them. Please feel free to email me at...
  13. Who's Driving a Lowered V6 with Raxles?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello PW. I am thinking of buying some Raxles for my 01 V6 Passat. I have posted a similar thread on vortex but received kind of mixed answers. Now my Passat is lowered on ST coilovers with about 10 threads left on them. I drove it last summer with only 5 threads to spare so the axles were at...
  14. New Raxles, small "click, click" sound?

    B5 Garage
    Hello all, I put new Raxles on my 98', 1.8. I noticed that when I make sharp turns I hear click sound from the right axle, although not even comparable to the old ones. Is it normal to have that click sound in new axles?
  15. Those Wily Raxles!

    B5 Garage
    To some, pictures are worth a thousand words—so here's 9,000 words worth of why everyone who has had to replace their CV axles praises Marty and his products to the moon and back. Raxles rule! :wrench:
  16. How long for Raxles installation?

    B5 Garage
    Dropping the new Raxles at the corner garage to have them installed. How long should it take a mechanic to replace both axles? :wrench:
  17. Just ordered my Raxles today!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everybody, I am a noob to this site, but so excited to see how everybody works together on problem solving and seeing some of the awesome mods everybody does. Anyways, I have a 2004 VW Passat 1.8T 4mo and I love it! I have had ripped CV boots on both the front left and right outer sides of...
  18. Raxles or clean-repack CV joint/boot? (Shaft is a bit rusty).

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am facing two options related to a leaking CV boot, i) Raxles ii) clean and repack CV joint, put on new boot and clamps I don't mind to do either, as I have done (ii) on both sides previously. I think the CV joint is probably still good at 137K. the reason for needing CV boot work is that...
  19. Just received my new set of Raxles.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As above, just received my new set of axles from Marty. Quick shipping, great customer service on the phone, everything was packed beautifully and the axles look to be of top notch quality. Sure they were significantly more expensive than Chinese axles, but if you want to buy Chinese parts...
  20. Question about CV boots to all Raxles owners...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The quality of Marty's work and his reputation for standing by the customer is not in question. I am curious to see how long the better CV boots that he uses last in the real world. Have any of you had a boot failure on a Raxles axle, and what kind of warranty came into play as a result...
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