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CV Axles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ghost848, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Ghost848

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    Hey guys well the worst has happend... Im in need of a new front cv axle... but am wondering what, who, where, to get them. I cant find a reasonable price on OEM and aftermarket ones have horror stories about not flexing as much as oem... I need one fast just tight on funds cause I just spent on winch asse. :annoyed:
     
  2. May 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    autozone. think they have a 1 or 2 year warranty
     
  3. May 4, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Those make great paper weights.....



    Get OEM, search around at local junk yards.
     
  4. May 4, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    we have installed a few sets with good luck.
     
  5. May 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Installation usually goes well.......snap a couple and you'll change your mind, or listen to someone that has snapped a couple, they do not have the travel that the OEM's have causing them to bind and break.
     
  6. May 4, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    good luck meaning the customer doesnt come back for warranty work due to breaking or whatnot.

    but I do agree sudafed that OEM is the best option, OP was looking for options as far as price goes.
     
  7. May 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Lifetime warranty actually, and I've bought one and wheeled it and haven't had issues. Run OP 60 bucks more or less
     
  8. May 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    They throw that warranty out after about the 2nd or 3rd one you break.......seriously, they are garbage.
     
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  9. May 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    ok they are garbage.... any other options?
     
  10. May 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Anyone know anything about Cardone cv's? Found them on rock auto and are rather cheap.
     
  13. May 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    garbage...

    [​IMG]


    ..I have one you can have.
     
  14. May 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    So just got off the phone with local dealer ask for oem shaft....... 668.00.... My fucking god that is why i dont deal with local dealers.
     
  15. May 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Um nope, you know what I about to wheel and if I need a spare I cant have this bs going out also.

    :eek: salvage yard special my friend, sounds like it is our best bet.
     
  16. May 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    This. Call up CVJ and order one. Done deal.

    Better yet, order 2, so you have a spare.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    Ok, so I am going to replace my drivers side CV needle bearing with the East Coast Gear Supply bushing kit so I ordered the bushing, seal, puller, and installation tool. I am also going to replace both wheel bearings. And, depending on how things look, I may also have to replace one or both CV half shafts. So help me out here guys, which CV half shafts should I order, and what else do I need? I checked out RockAuto and they have good prices but there are several options and they also list Axle Shaft Seal and Axle Shaft Bearing, do I need or should I order these parts too? Is the Axle Shaft Bearing they list the same bearing that I am going to replace with the ECGS bushing, or is there some other bearing there that I don't know about?

    It looks like these are the CV half shaft choices:
    Cardone
    Surtrack
    APWI
    EMPI

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    Thanks for the advice.

    EDIT: I guess I should add that my truck has stock front suspension and I don't really go wheeling, just gravel roads and light off road stuff so I'm not going to be flexing the crap out of it or running the CVs at the kind of angles that a lift would do to them.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    are the autozone one's ok if you dont do serious off roading like just some minor mudding no like moab crawling or anything like that.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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    Yeah. I'd just get remand vs new.
     
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