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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:55 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:23 AM
pretty much if you want the minimal amount of worry from a set of front axles, i would go with gck brand axles.they are well known in the subaru community for being stout enough for our lifted rigs and obviously do well on the street.
what you have to realize is that alot of us have ridden around with a torn boot for 1000's of miles through mud water,and whatever else we could find.whether that was out of laziness, or just plain stubborness,who knows.and when those axles started clicking,gone for 1000's of miles more.and not had a bad experience(read:axle coming out of cup and thrashing control arm,brake lines etc...)
they are designed as a weak link so that the cost of repair is relatively inexpensive .as opposed to the transaxle and such.cheers,brian
Posted 08 September 2006 - 02:32 PM
Only if you have a 4in lift or more.
if you've done a body lift, it makes no difference. I started running into problems when I was running almost 5" of pure suspension lift in the rear. but now that I'm down to about 3, I haven't had a problem yet.
I've never had a clicking EA-series axle last very long, maybe it's just the mud up here, but as soon as the boot tears, and some mud gets up in there, it breaks (even before the lift). my mom's legacy, however.....went about 10k miles with clicking CVs...
long story short: no
Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:44 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 07:54 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:45 PM
If you ever have an axle apart for any reason, reboot it. It's the boots that do them in. I've never had one blow, but I've had 3 go bad because the boot tore.
yep, I've only had one axle permanantly fail that still had a good boot (btw....don't buy/use NAPA reman'd ones!!)
I've found a generic CV boot from JCWhitney that's quite big for this application, so it's travel is never strained, they seem to be more durable than the stock ones.
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