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Date:         Fri, 7 Apr 2000 10:55:31 EDT
Reply-To:     VW87Wolfsburg@AOL.COM
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From:         Tim Belanger <VW87Wolfsburg@AOL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Axle assembly vs Local Shop Rebuild
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Local shop here in south FL has a rebiult one for $100 (20 dollar core). To buy brand new bearings is more than that, like 120 with boots, grease. Every mechanic I talk to says its better to buy new bearings as rebulit ones are just old ones honed out with bigger bearings (is this true?). My father and I rebuilt mine myself and did the work with 2 hydrolic jacks and stands. My friend Matt had needed new bearings in his 91 like 2 months after that. We used a pit that time making it a little easier, took us a couple hours. Its not a hard job to do yourself its just a pain in the ass, and time consuming. Helps if you have all the tools, but it is ALOT easier if you have a lift. Hope this info helps, sorry never quoted for the shop to put it on. Only let them do it if I MUST, they are NOT CHEAP!!

Tim 87Wolfsburg

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