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Aftermarket Half-Shafts... Articulation?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by eltaco, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got under my truck and noticed that I have a blown inner CV boot on my passenger side, and it appears my driver's side is not far behind it. I see that a most people are simply replacing the half-shafts instead of dealing with the teardown and reassembly of the factory joints. That said, I am lifted 3" and I am reading that some of the aftermarket components don't offer the same articulation as the factory CV joints. Can anyone recommend a half-shaft that won't give me issues with the lift? Even better if they have longer-lasting boots for lifted trucks.
     
  2. eltaco

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    Anyone?

    If there isn't a joint that matches the angle of the OEM shafts, is there a good re-build thread on them? I'm sure the joints themselves are fine, just that the boots need replaced.
     
  3. TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    I have gsp axles from autozone on my truck and have had zero problems. No binding at full droop. But if you can find a shop that rebuilds axles, a toyota unit is a lot better than anything aftermarket
     
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    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    cvj axles remanufactured oem axles. great product, therewas a group buy i believe
     
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    Thanks, I managed to find this over the weekend and will be ordering a set today!
     
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    Glad it worked out for you
     
  8. maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    so are the duralast ones at autozone reman OEM or ? They just say duralast reman cv shafts.

    I'd consider picking up a pair of those. Was thinking about maybe dropping the coin on the GB but I don't want to pay more for the core charge now.
     
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    The duralasts are reman oem units. But the ones in the GB posted above would be if higher quality
     
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