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CV angles

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Taco Guy11, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    So who has a 3" lift kit how are your cv angles do you have a diff drop or not. How often do you have to replace your boots or cv.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Most of the time they get ruined is because of wheeling and beating on them when the suspension is at full droop and you are throttling down.

    2nd gen diff drop is useless

    1st gen diff drop is 99% useless
     
  3. Jul 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    i'm going to disagree on the 2nd gen diff drop being completely useless. my cv angles where fucking horrible lol and with out that diff drop i'm sure it would have been the end of my differential. my situation was rather unique but, it happened and i believe that the diff drop did make a little difference albeit not much.

    supra knows way way more about this than i do but, in my particular situation i do believe it helped.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    05+ rotates the front differential rather than dropping it. It does a decent job of shifting the gear oil away from the pinion bearings but not much for the CV angles.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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    Torn 3 sets of boots


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  6. Jul 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Shattered 1 upper oil pan and cracked 1 front differential mount when it got hooked on a rock because the differential drop left it vulnerably low.

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    I'll replace boots all day to avoid dealing with that again.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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  8. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Nothing would have helped it with that kind of impact, except of course for not having components hanging low enough to get hung up on the terrain. :p
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    I say just watch the boots very closely to be sure they aren't torn or pulled off. if they do fix 'em right away. I haven't had my lift on for very long, nor done any rock crawling but have had no trouble with boots or CV joints ...
     
  10. Jul 25, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    I'm not a hard wheeler just a little here and there nothing to technical just like to get a little dirty every now and then I have a 3" toytec and had the diff drop in but had to take it off to put me ato skid on and yes my cv angles look worse now I just wanted to see what your opinions were I have steel machined spaced that i made to put on between the plate and frame if I want to put the diff drop back in but I'm not sure what to do
     
  11. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Leave it off and replace the boots when they tear. Even if you feel the diff drop is helping, they'll still tear in time. Maintenance is inevitable.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    Do you replace the whole cv or can you just replace a boot is there a right up on how to do so
     
  13. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    Just the boot. The kit from Toyota come with inner and outer boots, clamps, and grease for around $30. It'll take you around 4 hours your first time and less after you know how to disassemble the front end and get the axle out.

    The axle nut requires a 35mm socket. Everything else is basic hand tools. Remove the spindle, pry the axle out of the front differential, remove the inner tripod from the axle, slide the outer boot off the inner end of the axle, reassemble. It's an easy, messy job.

    If you don't wheel hard it's often easier just to buy a cheap aftermarket axle already assembled and swap out the assembly. They're only $60 or so with core exchange. The cheapies aren't as strong as factory stuff but you'll only notice if you really push your truck offroad with a heavy throttle and larger tires.
     
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    Have you broken a "cheapy"?
     
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    my buddy Silas (Slodgetto) has snapped 3 of the Napa CV's. he is also locked up front so its different. ive heard that the OEM toyota ones are stronger
     
  16. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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  17. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    I haven't but it's because I'm LT and run the longer chromoly axle shafts. Never had a chance to put the aftermarket axles through their paces.


    Note that a locked front diff will put a much greater load on the shafts. Even still, snapping 3 is impressive! WTT, does Silas stay on the throttle when his truck starts hopping? The loading/unloading of components will snap even the beefiest of parts pretty quick.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    I know. That's the thing. Everyone has "heard the Toyota ones are stronger". I'm just trying to find out if that's actually true.
     
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    Am I the only person who remembers hearing the aftermarket ones were stronger?

    am i so old that i'm making up memories now?
     
  20. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Probably.

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