Original Axles and CV Joint kits will always be better than remanufactured, they are just built to closer spec and balanced better.
That said, if you buy new CV joints to rebuild your Original axle there is only a 50/50 chance you will get it done right and it will be balanced well.
If you can find a good quality remanufactured axle then that might be the ...
So, those printed instructions say turn 3.25 turns to the right from the left zero position.
That should match with you having the front wheels pointed directly ahead.
Do not force against the left zero position, this should rotate easily and just "feel" the stop.