Has anybody else had problems with destroying cv axles with large tires? I currently have 30/9.5r15 and even with only running 11 degrees of axle angle they still keep popping and this is after I lowered it back down from 21 degrees. Before with 26s axles would last around 6 months. Now they wont last for more then 2 weeks.I know Im not the only one running big tires. This is at highway speeds for 60 miles every day. Its on my 80 gl with ea82 control arms, ej25, and 5 speed dr. Thinking about getting some custom ones built. Either from RCV or The Driveshaft Shop. Has anybody had any experience with either of these or any others? Ive seen a couple of threads about RCV axles but never an actual response on quoted price or if they where ever ordered/quality.
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Big tires destroying cv's? Custom HD axles?
Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:41 AM
aftermarket axles absolutely suck. i've had brand new ones explode in a few miles, noisy and vibrate on lifted Subaru's but not non-lifted ones...etc, and so have many others.
get good at swapping them and have a pile in the back?
OEM Subaru, MWE will last longer. i don't play offroad but i've never blown one of those on a 2" lift with no drop blocks.
Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:17 AM
Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:02 PM
Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:31 PM
Go to the nearest pull and save,pick a part, self service yard and find some OEM(green cups) axles with good boots.take a set or two home,repack them,and run them.They are 10000% better than any of the crap you will find at a parts store new,remaned or otherwise.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:46 AM
And OEM Subaru axles are like $410 a piece. .
No they're not - they're $15 - $30 all over the place. Local yards, pick and pulls, pull a part or order one: www.car-part.com
What axles/knuckles are you running - EA81 or something else?
Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:51 AM
Edited by Scott in Bellingham, 19 May 2017 - 05:52 AM.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:05 PM
I'm running the same size tires on my '05 XT and lifted 2"... I'm lucky to not have had the issue you're having with axles. We have pulled many from local places and paid between $10-$25 each for them. About an hour of time and the "new" ones are in... You can pull them fast at junk yards since you don't have to be careful of the body parts or components on the donor cars.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:24 PM
Axles, control arms, and knuckles are ea82.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:01 PM
Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:46 AM
Can you swap to EJ hubs and axles? They're routinely and easily swapped into EA82s.
Then you'd have almost unlimited cheap 20 year newer OEM axles.
Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:32 AM
Orealy axles uses cheap boots that ware out quick and they dont use any grease in the joints add good boots and quality grease and those cheap aftermarket axles hold up just fine even with 5" of lift and 30" tires and i beat on mine they held up as long as any of my rebuilt factory axles i realy like the idea of better stronger cages though the reality of it is i would rather break a axle than my trans so stronger might not be better for the fact that the next week link is inside the transmission it self and i dont usaly carry a spare trans i like the new hd or light duty axles they came out with simply because there easyer to change if they hold up at all i think those would be the best canidate for the stronger cages
Edited by ferp420, 20 May 2017 - 08:36 AM.
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Axle carnage pics. This one was 3 days old. This made me miss the Walker run
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