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Old 09-06-11, 06:54 AM   #46
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no, it is just the fronts. the problem is exactly how you described it and it has all been covered in the awd suspension thread.

when the car is on a lift you can clearly see the axles are at an awkward angle. the spacers just help push the axles back towards the center of the car to help straighten everything out.
Gotcha. I was concerned with the other gentleman that stated he feels more in the back. IN his case, it could be something completely different that is causing the issue.

I believe i read somewhere someone had that issue, replaced their transfer case and the problem was solved. Another issue i thought was possibly the guibo or flex plate. or even the U joint.

I wished mine were more consistent to try to pin point my issue. But it's been doing it prior to lowering. strange...
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Old 09-06-11, 07:24 AM   #47
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its just a bad design. the awd vibrates whether the car is lowered on not. luckily i did not have any vibration when my car was stock
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Old 09-06-11, 07:33 AM   #48
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It's looking that way.

and am i correct? axles are 600 bucks?! or close to it!?
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Old 09-06-11, 07:48 AM   #49
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dunno, never looked into it
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Old 09-06-11, 10:50 AM   #50
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It's looking that way.

and am i correct? axles are 600 bucks?! or close to it!?
Roughly 900 each - one side is cheaper than the other, but on average you're looking at 1800ish for the whole job. Or so my dealer has quoted. The unfortunate thing is that you cannot get aftermarket axles that i have been able to find. Maybe a low mileage one at a junkyard may have something to offer, but other than that, i have not been able to locate any other solution for replacement for the axles.....
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you didnt center them unfortunately or else you would not of had those lights

please keep in mind, i never said this fixes the problem 100%. from the time i had these installed, it drastically decreased the vibration/wobble i had. this has always been the case since the day i had them installed, which you can read my post here or here
they were centered, and i removed them yesterday.
the speed sensors were OK and no scratch @ all.
then i dissconnected the battery. now all lights are gone. i hope it dosnt come again
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it could be a weird coincidence that it was your gas cap if it was the VSC light.
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it happend when i started the car and noticed that it idles very low and unstable then the light came on
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well thats certainly not from the spacers. you'll know if you damaged the speed sensors because once you get above 20mph the dash will go crazy lol.
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Roughly 900 each - one side is cheaper than the other, but on average you're looking at 1800ish for the whole job. Or so my dealer has quoted. The unfortunate thing is that you cannot get aftermarket axles that i have been able to find. Maybe a low mileage one at a junkyard may have something to offer, but other than that, i have not been able to locate any other solution for replacement for the axles.....
Good lord. And that is just the rear axles?! or front?
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It doesn't even matter! that's a lot of money! lol
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mine was just the Check VSC and Engine light.this happend when i was testing the spacers so i suspected that.
mine dose not vibrate alot so the spacer did not help. i did not feel any improvement. it maight be that my car is low milage so the cub is tight enough not to vibrate alot and the spacer install is not benifitial in this case.IMO
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fronts....
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Installed axle spacers today in Toronto as per spec. 40% reduction in acceleration and zero idle shake in drive. Had the spacers machines with 0+/- tolerance and good mechanic installed with a small amount of jb weld to keep in place. Will probably machine next set with smaller inside diameter for tight fit with axle and a beveled inside edge for clearance so don't need to worry about centering them. Total cost $200.
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