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if i could keep from snapping axles in my 01 nb 1.8t i'd be in good shape. i had my chip tuning and a whole bunch of other stuff done all at once, so i decided to get some fresh axles (not rem.) put into my bug when i had my clutch and flywheel done, i had the car about a month and i snapped an axle, no biggee i just thought it was a fluke, the shop that did the work is a reputable shop, too. so they fixed it for free put 2 brand new axles in it for me, i picked the car up 3 days ago and tonight leaving work..same scenerio i got to pull out from work and bam!! theres that familiar breaking sound, another axle!!! does anybody know of any super strong axles out on the market that will not break??? read my sig for my mods, my car is not stock by a long shot but it is not exactly a race car, either. thanx in advance
 

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Re: presenting...the axle snapper!!! (vdub11)

Was the steering wheel pointed straight or at an angle? What type of tires are you using? If you need to accelerate hard with the wheel turned, you might need chromoly CV cages, which are very expensive. If the wheel was straight, you're on street tires, and you weren't trying to accelerate through a major pothole or speed bump, then it might be an issue with inferior axles (new or rebuilt?). Exactly what broke?
 

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Re: presenting...the axle snapper!!! (o2bad455)

ok my car is running 225/45/17 kumho ecsta asx i didn't even move a foot out of my parking space. i was not trying to peel out or anything, however, i was going to leave my work in a hurry (black friday @ circuit city...been there since 4am). they are brand new not remanufactured FULL axles not just new cv's. they broke on the inner cv joint right before the splines that go into the trans, always on the driver side..wheels were pointed straight......the funny thing is after i got it in the garage on a jack and looked at it the part that broke was like an inch away from each other, almost like the axle is too short and the stress on the axle is so fragile that it'll break the first chance it gets????
 

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Re: presenting...the axle snapper!!! (vdub11)

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btw no diff at all just the stock crap.

I'd say that's your problem right there...an LSD usually saves your axles by evenly distributing the power instead of sending it all to one wheel (in your case: axle)
get some Raxles or Drive Shaft Shop axles; they're guaranteed for life and handle more torque than stock.
 

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Re: presenting...the axle snapper!!! (FMF)

well should i go back to stock axles and put in a diff? or should i just put in dss axles or raxles? both is not a financial option right now.
 

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well should i go back to stock axles and put in a diff? or should i just put in dss axles or raxles? both is not a financial option right now.

I'd lower your boost until you can afford the axles or LSD. I've been lucky with my stock axles w/ Peloquin, so far, but I know I need an ATP gear set and, at least, raxles. That option being around $3K, which sucks, but is the price one pays for reliability.
But to answer your question...get a LSD first. You can do the axles any time and without removing the tranny.
 

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Re: presenting...the axle snapper!!! (vdub11)

well i got some stock axles put on for now, not really sure what direction to take the car in still???????? i'm def. getting the k04 done in the very near future so i still dont know if i should go with a diff or a set of axles
 
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