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RCV Performance Axles

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by especk, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    Anybody using RCV aftermarket axles? I've heard a lot of talk about them but don't know anybody using them.

    If my axles or CVs break, would these completely eliminate any future similar problems?

    By having stronger axles, will that cause something else to break under high stress? If so what would that be?


    Ultimate IFS Custom CV axle set:
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  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Well that's good to hear. Will increased CV angles make them more prone to breaking? Under what situations could a front axle break since you said I probably wont ever break an axle?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    well if I break my shit, I'm coming after you
     
  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    With those axles you would not have to worry about blowing the boots, looks like at least.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Damn... good point there larry.
     
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    so the gears in the diff would be the next weakest link? If those broke, you wouldn't even be able to drive right? I think even the front gears are spinning in 2 wheel drive - they just dont have any power going to them.
     
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    yeah good point, and that's what I think the OP was looking for...
     
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    I know this is a really old thread but was hoping someone might be able to chime in a bit here. I'm lookin at soon rebuilding both my cv's.
    Am I understanding correctly when you guys are talking about these rcv axles...Since they allow for 'extra cv angles" would I be able to crank my coilovers a bit higher than they currently are without worry?
     
  9. Apr 7, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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    Did anyone on this post get these axles? thinking about purchasing for my tacoma any input would be great
     
  10. Apr 7, 2015 at 4:26 PM
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    I tried to order a set two weeks ago from allpro and was told that RCV has put a hold on selling them due to reliability issues. Which I took to mean they were breaking! I called RCV and was told the same thing. Bummer! I was finally ready to buy a set for my 09. I hope they can redesign it to be more reliable.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2015 at 4:30 PM
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    But as others on here have pointed out, it would be better to break an axle, than to break a diff or the gears!
     
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