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Keep breaking cv shafts and burning power steering pump...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dave11234, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    dave11234

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    I went trough about 6 power steering pumps, 2 racks and 5 cv shafts..
    I was wondering if my problem is causes by my 3" suspension lift since every thing is in an angle.
    I want to remove my 3" of suspension and use a real one, I would get the 6" fabtech, that would give me 9" of lift.
    I also want to get bigger tires 35s or 36s and don't know what to do.
    I think that with everything in the right angle going from 33s to 36s shouldn't be a problem but I still don't want to replace cv shafts and pumps!!! :(
    Was also thinking about a SAS but it is a lot of money.!!

    Any suggestions or advice?

    2001 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L
    Rear locker (detroit truetrac), Front locker (lock-rite),4.10 Gear ratio, Aem intake, Magnaflow exhaust, 3" suspension lift, 3" body lift, stage 1 racing clutch, 16x10 ProComp wheels, 305/70/16 Bf KM2s

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  2. May 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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  3. May 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    I also have upgraded my power steering by adding a oil cooler, a magnetise filter and a double size reservoir with no positive outcomes!
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    No ideas anyone???
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    jberry813

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    You're breaking CV shafts (axle)??? Or are you breaking the cv joints themselves? Or cv boots?

    You've got a lunchbox locker up front. Honestly I'm not surprised if you are breaking CV joints. I would be surprised if you're breaking the axle. You've got to relearn to wheel with a an IFS truck with a lunchbox up front. You can't just hit the gas full lock/compression.

    And as for a "real" lift, a 6" DB lift < 3" suspension lift.
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    Did you drop the front diff. when you did the suspension lift? If not that maybe why you are going thru CVs.
     
  7. May 14, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    What is your suspension lift in the front? Looks like 5100's from here..
     
  8. May 15, 2012 at 5:14 AM
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    dave11234

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    Cv joints that keep breaking, i got no diff drop either...
    And 6" DB stands for drop braket??
    Because i want to go with a fabtech 6" lift..
     
  9. May 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Si senior. DB is dropbracket. All 6" lifts are DB lifts. You might wanna take some better pics of your front susp.
     
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