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    The other glorious thing I discovered when I upgraded my brake calipers, was that my driver-side drive axle boot is ripped well open. I have potentially been driving her like that for 6 months now with all the air particles, dust and sand in the SoCal air contaminating it. I'd guess it's a 50/50 shot that sucker is etched.

    Is it even worth getting a new boot and re greasing the knuckle, or should I just go ahead and swap out the entire axle?

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    Honestly, if those are the original axles then just replace it. They're about $60. The time you'll spend pulling the axle from the trans and then separating the joint in order to replace the boot isn't worth the hassle for an old part.

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    Are the other manufacturers decent? Is there a particular company that makes a decent axle that will last at least 5 years?

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    General rule on those CV joints is that if the boot is cracked you can simply re-boot, if it's torn replace the axle.
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    I've used Duralast and Master Pro in many a vehicle. Just whatever your local parts store has should be fine. I know I've bought Duralast axles from Autozone.

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    Summit Racing has them on sale for $55 shipped by A1 Cardone. Doubt I can do any better then that.

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    I am going to swap both drive axles. Any recommendations on taking the passenger side shaft bearing off the axle?

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