Hi Scotty. I got a 2009 Toyota RAV4 (2.5L with 171,000km) and a 2009 Mazda 3 (2.0L with 193,000km). The RAV4 has been clicking on turns for over a year and now the Mazda has developped a popping sound on deceleration (Grease has been leaking out of the driver-side axle for the past few months).

I decided that I'd like to keep both cars and fix them up so I need to replace the axles. Both Mazda and Toyota want over $800 for each axle... Are there any good aftermarket brands that produce axles for these cars? Or is it better to save up and just buy the OEM replacements. Thanks!