I'll never rebuild another set.
Once was enough for me.
SeanR wrote: ↑Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:13 pm ... nagging vibrations, the only solution was to replace the axles and that only came about after everything else was done. Engine mounts, engine dampers, torque tubes, flywheels, balanced clutch components etc.This -^, BTDT. One client had been to several shops and had been chasing vibration for a couple of years. Wasn’t easy to diagnose but once two rebuilt axles were on it the difference was noticeable just driving on the driveway to pull on to the street.
... Mark and talked about his rebuild service. I'd not gone that route before because I figured all they did was what I do, which was cleaned them up and changed the boots. Nope, his guy takes apart the outer and does it properly. New joints/over sized balls if needed and does a proper rebuild.And this.
Shifted wrote: ↑Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:57 am Do you know what the story is with the 44 and 45 tooth versions?Do I *know*? No.
Shifted wrote: ↑Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:16 am However, a little digging revealed that the tooth count refers to the ABS ring. S4+ cars have less teeth on the ABS ring than earlier ABS cars.This is true. However, on the site there are two 86.5-95 axles. One rebuilt, one used but with different tooth count. The base part number is the same. PET shows one part for the axle for 86.5-95 and I have never, ever come across a whiff that there are two axles for 86.5-95.
Shifted wrote: ↑Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:42 pm Those are very nice. I've got a good bit of experience with locking tabs on half shaft bolts on another vehicle where the bolts will back out if you don't do the installation exactly by the book (and many owners/mechanics don't). I've never heard of the 928 half shaft bolts backing out, though. Have you had a problem with that?I never have. Use the proper torque and forget about it.
Shifted wrote: ↑Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:42 pm ... the bolts will back out if you don't do the installation exactly by the book (and many owners/mechanics don't). I've never heard of the 928 half shaft bolts backing out, though. Have you had a problem with that?Exactly once. About 12 years ago. Did a house call to rework. SOP(*) updated. No problems since.
maddog2020 wrote: ↑Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:47 pm With 505 torque at the ground I had problems keeping them tight, and I also had issues with the crank bolt backing out. I always torque to spec and recheck . I’ve also seen high HP 930’s knock them loose.Whole different ball game there.
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