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Old 10-27-2019, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Axle buying strategies?

I am looking for axles that are Acura RSX based and there are plenty of options... 500+HP choices aside I can go with cheap and new Autozone variety, used (and broken in?) OEM or maybe there are some specific brands that are known to be good? Thought I'd ask the heard.

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Old 10-29-2019, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you going to use the axle for? Trailer? Car? Dinner table?

If it's for a trailer, i suppose the best option would be a new axle meant for trailers.
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Axle-shaft, possibly?

For a trailer, Dexter torsion bars.
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My guess is this will go under a Ksight thus requiring gears and stuff inside
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Brian at Hasport has talked about how many aftermarket axles aren't identical in length to OEM... which might or might not matter in a swap car. Some of the worst offenders can actually pop out at extreme steering angles.

Not all bearings are created equal. I imagine smaller, lower HP-rated axles will likely be on average lighter and have lower frictional losses.

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