Originally Posted by Taco'09
^^ Thanks much Texoma for chiming in. I was going to PM you but you beat me to it. As I noted a few posts above I am getting increased deflection with rather low miles on mine but I had issues with a rough-milled CV bearing surface from the factory, as described in the post, that may be chewing up mine.
Did you put a new OEM CV shaft in at the time you did yours, and do you have a rough guess on how much the tulip actually deflects now?
I had the dealership warranty my diff 3x, and all 3x they replaced the CV. So I only had about 7k miles on the newest CV before I did the bearing to bushing job. Upon inspection of that CV, it had very little wear on it, so I re installed it with the bushing. As far as how much deflection the shaft has now, I haven't took an official measurement, but I can tell you it is not nearly as much as it was when the needle bearing was there. I'll have to borrow a gauge from work to get an accurate measurement when I get a chance, or remember to. When I do, I'll post it in here, along with exactly where on the CV I took the measurement so if any one else does, we can get some accurate data.