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I just paid $58 for a new axle from Advance Auto Parts.
Forester has 179,000 miles on it.

I'm not sure what good a more than double the price heavy duty axle would be.
Do you do aggressive off-roading?
 

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I hear you Hoboman. I'm not overly gentle, but I don't think my driving habits do require a heavy duty axle. Given the cheap cost of other aftermarket axles, I could go through two for the price of one. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with these so called "heavy duty" axles. I was also wondering if the CV joints were more durable.
 

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I like the axles from Oreilley's as far as new ones go, they have all of the dust shields that no others I looked at had.
 

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CV Half Shaft / Axle Shaft - 2002 Subaru Outback | O'Reilly Auto Parts

I got the brand new one. I don't have many miles on it yet (about 2,000), but it's been good so far. And like I said, also has all of the factory dust shields that others don't. Only time will tell, but I didn't have the time to wait, or money for a Subaru one. As far as remanufactured from the dealer, they just get them from autozone (at least my dealer does).

Good luck
 
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