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Offline sandomenico

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Drive shaft advice please.
« on: May 19, 2024, 11:12:49 am »
Hi all,
My 2007 Gti needs a need driveshaft. (front left)
Where's the best to get a decent quality one at good price? A GKN-LOBRO one from Halfords is £191 But Autodoc do some good brands for a lot less, but I'm dubious.
Anyone got some advice please?
Many thanks.

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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2024, 04:07:19 pm »
I would steer well clear from autodoc.  I bought some febi drop links from there last year and without telling me, or asking me, sent out there one brand ones as an "upgrade". They're really cheap Chinese stuff, and when it happened I googled it and it is their standard practice. Can't believe they get away with it, but it seems it's because they price their own brand stuff as quite expensive so they can make it out to be an upgrade.

I did get a refund but had to jump through a ton of hoops and it took ages and had to fight very hard to get them to pay for the postage. Total ball ache and I won't ever buy from there again

Edit to add try partsinmotion.co.uk they are great.
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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2024, 04:16:54 pm »
Have a look at shaftec No experience of them but reviews are good

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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2024, 08:45:35 pm »
GKN-Lobro are OE, so would be a good choice.

I got a pair of new shafts from VW for a reasonable price on exchange basis. Think it was £500 for the pair. They were supposed to be refurbished but turned out to be brand new!


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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2024, 04:04:26 pm »
Are NAPA and FEBI also OE ?

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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2024, 02:00:19 pm »
Hell no!


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Re: Drive shaft advice please.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2024, 09:48:06 pm »
I've recently done both my outer CV axles a few months back using SKF part number VKJA 3028 from Autodoc for around £80 for both sides, however the smaller inner metal boot clip was to small and did not fit! Overall happy with the quality other than that though.