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Replacement CV shafts

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by johntoyota, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 22, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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  2. Feb 22, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    I was talking about this with a friend and we both agreed the price isn't the problem the strength is.

    As nice as it may be to have a strong CV. those CVs are probably stronger than the diff is, and I'd rather the CV be the weak point than my diff. CVs are easy to change on trail compared to a diff lol.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    That's what I run and have a spare of. Just make sure you get the red high angle boots. The regular boots on mine are cracking after 4 years.
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    I need a place that makes strong cv joints that I can buy without purchasing the shaft.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    CVJ might sell you just the joints
     
  6. Mar 18, 2018 at 5:19 AM
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    I just purchased a set of +3.5" RCV's for a 2nd gen (CVJIFS-TOY2+3.5). I've read this argument on multiple forums, but I haven't found much feedback on people blowing through front diffs after installing them. With as common as they are in Ultra4 and high end racing applications, I'm sure RCV has done their homework.
     
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    You say this but do you really think those racing in ultra4 have stock diffs still?
    They are all running much bigger tires so all have had gears and other stuff done to the diff to strengthen it.
     
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    All I'm saying is they are a big company, and very involved in the racing community. If this was your company, would you mass produce components for STOCK differentials without looking into it first?
     
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    I'd imagine you would but you're also making a rather specific part for serious upgrades and the diff would often be done as well
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    Worst case scenario, the clamshell explodes and a bigger one goes in. That'll make it one more step closer to being bomb proof. If this has better articulation than the OEM's as claimed I'll be more than happy with them. The amount I have to strap the front to prevent binding makes me cry sometimes. I think people severely underestimate these diffs. Look at how many have done V8 swaps with the stock 8" front & 8.4" rear. It's also probably worth noting that my order is #00000054, so that explains why there aren't many reviews, lol.

    Straight from RCV:

    "We have been testing these axles in a variety of applications and different environments with great success. This axle set is designed to be a direct factory replacement."

    https://www.rcvperformance.com/ulti...acoma-05-present-total-chaos-long-travel.html
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    I also discussed them with All-Pro since they offer these on their site and used them in their "Brownie" build. They said that the original spherical boot was prone to leaking/water intrusion, but RCV has since re-designed the boots and no issues. They were running 37's as well on an overland build.
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    I had good luck with NAPA's on my 01. I would recommend those over Autozone/Advance/O'reilys.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    They are the same
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    You run a spare in a pelican case right? Or was that a different member? I remember someone posted it once .. I thought it was a pretty neat idea lol.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Mines actually just in a box behind the seat. It’s a new cardone axle
     
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