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Replacing CV's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01Yota, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 2:45 AM
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    I'm looking to replace mine there about done for or I might change the boots but what I'm trying to get at is if its a hard deal or not it doesn't look hard to do
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:42 AM
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    When I needed to replace a boot my thougt was, if I need to take the whole thing out to replace a boot, might as well just put a whole new cv in.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:01 AM
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    That's prolly a smart idea
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:22 AM
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    It's easier with punctuation.

    Replacing the whole CV is easier, but rebooting is much less expensive money-wise. Parts store CV axles aren't worth a shit. They'll get you around on the asphalt, but don't make them do any work.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Kinda a bold statement..I know of TONs of members who have purchased aftermarket CVs and have put TONS of hard wheeling on them. If fact, a lot of aftermarket CVs are better designed because they have less fins so there isn't as much rubbing making them last much longer. AND they usually come with a life time warranty.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    this...

    I have GSP axles in my truck from advanced auto parts, and I have had no problems now for about 2 years. They are produced by an ISO certified company. They come with a lifetime warranty, so if i ever rip a boot, or worse, I get another one for free :cool:

    And what blackdawg says about there being less fins on the boots is true. There are like 3-4 fins per side on my axles, and even with a 3'' lift I dont see them rubbing together.

    I would still rather run OEM axles...but at the time money wasn't going to permit OEM units.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Not hard enough wheeling, apparently.

    Although 1st gens may be different...I haven't really paid attention.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Lol..Like Jlee??

    You shouldn't hand out info about a truck that you don't own or know as well as yours..
     
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    :ohsnap:
     
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    Its not the boot that breaks its the parts inside you have to really worry about if you want to get out of wherever you are. I just had to replace mine with one of the GSP axles from advance, i'll see how much abuse it holds too. I am also getting the factory one I took out rebuilt so I have a spare. Toyota wants $500 for 1 axle :eek:

    *edit* it has been on for about 4 days. Its already slinging grease. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think you will be happy w/ the GSP axle. Mine have been going strong for 2 years.
     
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    Yea always a good idea to have a spare. But im sure they will last a long time

    And its usually boots that break well before the actual axle does. If the OEM boots never broke, i bet hardly anyone would ever have to replace them..
     
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    Hope so, for $75 i'll take the chance and spend the extra cash on the OEM rebuild.
     
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    Who's handing out info about a truck? I'm talking about CV axles.

    Seen more than enough aftermarket CV axles broken in the internals. The boots don't worry me - they're cheap and easy to replace. Lifetime warranties...ANY warranties...don't mean shit on the trail. You have to get the truck to the shop before warranty service even matters.

    OEM axles for maximum strength, thanks.


    Edit: And no offense to JLee, who has an extremely nice truck with some kickass custom mods, but as far as I know he's not locked in the front? Which means it's nigh impossible to stress the CVs.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    exactly, how many people actually have lockers up front/go rock crawling with their IFS setups? Only really hardcore offroaders do (who aren't SASed). I will probably never have a locker in the front, maybe in the back...

    Aftermarket CV's will serve 99% of the people would end up using them.


    And do you have any empirical evidence that all aftermarket CV's are weaker than OEM ones? The ones I have are made my an ISO certified company (GSP), do you thing they would put out junk that would just break?
     
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    What's your all opinions on diff drop kits? I can get a new one for free. Is it worth the hassel to prolong the life of the boots or am I wasting a saturday
     
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    I've had a diff drop since I installed my lift almost two years ago and haven't had a problem with the diff drop or torn boots.

    As for the CVs, I wheel pretty hard and I've been running aftermarket CVs for just as long as I've had the lift and haven't had one break yet. For 1st gens, they're just as good as OEM in my opinion. I keep a spare in the truck just in case.
     
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    I have problems with torn boots I was sure the drop diff would help
     
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    Go with the diff drop, they help alot on the 1st gens.
     
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    Im with you on this one. I have seen many lifetime warranty CVs blow up. Its just a known thing they are weaker, thats why everyone tries to get OEM CVs for replacements because they are stronger.

    OP, if you get a lifetime CV, can I have your old old with the torn boot?

    When i get my ARB, I will not lock it in the front if i dont have OEM axles in there at the time.
     
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