Forgive me for reposting, but I am formatting this for the FAQ.
I bought a 337 a couple of months ago and recently realized the inner CV boot was ripped on the left (DS) axle because of the popping noises it was making. Hence, the inner joint is most likely done for and I'm in the market to replace.
I used to drive a Honda. Axles would cost us $60 to replace at Autozone when we broke one and we got a lifetime warranty. Now, I can't bring myself to drop $500+ on new axles. :flamesuit on:
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I'm wondering if anyone has found a Carquest, Autozone, Advance Auto Parts, or O'Reilly Auto Parts that carries 337 axles. If no (which is probably the case), where the help can I find inexpensive axles for this car. I've searched car-part.com for used ones only to be dicked over and have my phone calls ignored or just not returned at all.
So, I've turned to you all. Help me out. Hook me up. I don't want to spend all of my college graduation money on a freaking axle. I'd rather go get my car flashed or buy a DV or something. Any help is appreciated.
I found the following information:
My local VW dealer lists the part for $476.70 before the $200 core charge.
I found the axle by searching for the part number on a certain vendor's website (If you wish to know the name of the vendor, you can message me). The price there was $290.79 before the core. That's almost a $200 savings!
I then called my buddy at our local Audi dealership and he said their list for the part was $297.25, meaning that the VW mark up was over $175! I also get a 15% discount through Audi because of belonging to our local VW site, so that means that I'm getting this axle for $252.66 and saving over $220 by doing so.
If anyone needs the part number, it's 1J0-407-453-X. VW no longer has new axles, hence the X at the end of the part number. These will all be refurbished axles back to VW spec. The original part number was 1J0-407-271-LA, just for reference.
My suggestion: Go check out your Audi dealer before getting axles at the VW dealer. If this still doesn't work, send me a message and I'll tell you where to go for a great deal.