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cv axle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RIDDICK3, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    RIDDICK3

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    what is the best cv axle for are trucks. That's not gonna cost me a arm and leg. Iv got a 2.5 inch lift with 285's if that helps. and another question would like a 1.5 inch drop bracket help not put so much angle on the cv axle?
     
  2. May 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    MonkeyProof

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    these guys make the absolute best CV's for the taco..but will cost an arm, a leg, and your first born..http://www.rcvperformance.com/

    next best option is OEM from toyota themselves..wil cost only a leg or an arm..

    or you can get an over the counter generic CV's form your local autopart store for a few bucks. but they will break garunteed if you go offraod. the CV's that are sold at the autoparts stores are cheap chinese made and dont offer the degree of rotation/travel and are not in anyway as strong as the OEM. but they do offer a lifetime warrenty :rollseyes:
     
  3. May 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    jandrews

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    Cost v. performance OEM seems to be the best option.

    Sean (formerly Silverback) has managed to destroy a set of the RCV axles, said they didn't take any more punishment than the OEM stuff.

    I wouldn't really want to harden the CVs up too much anyway. Swapping a CV axle is a quick and easy trail repair. Get them too tough and something else that's hard to fix (diff? front DS u-joint?) becomes the weak point. Stick with OEM and pick up a spare or two for when the inevitable happens.
     
  4. May 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    What we really need is a cheap(ish) CV axle that doesn't use boots at the joints.
     
  5. May 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    ...why?

    Boot rebuilds are easy. Takes an hour, and that's with bullshitting.
     
  6. May 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    Damn! :eek: That is a price tag there.
     
  7. May 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    What's the best/cheapest way of getting a hold of the OEM axles?
     
  8. May 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Private party sales online.

    Failing that, self-service boneyards. It helps during these ventures to remember that we use the same CVs as 4th gen 4runners and FJ Cruisers, so you can pull axles off of them as well.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    holyfield19

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    Looked under the truck when I got home today and saw the grease splatter of a broken cv boot:mad::)D weekend diy project). How much of a pain in the balls is it to just do the boot (inner), where can I get said boot, and what other seals/whatnot should I replace with it?

    I've seen EMPI boot kits. How are these for replacement boots?
     
  10. Sep 13, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Wondering the same thing. I noticed the torn boot yesterday when I was washing my truck.
     
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