CV Failure

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Re: CV Failure

Postby 510rob » 09 Jan 2018 08:59


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Re: CV Failure

Postby OSGiken510 » 09 Jan 2018 16:46

I always run that raised portion on the inner race facing the axle or boot side. The ring on the out side of the outer race goes toward the CV flange. I used Lobro CV joints on all my 100mm kits, I think I used Empi for the 930's.

Unless..................

You can turn the outer race around tho and get a little more outward travel out of the joint. Since our cars have so much axle angle to them, especially when we lower them more than we prob should, axle length becomes a issue, to short of an axle and the CV's will over extend and bind, to check this get the car sitting on the ground at normal ride height, crawl under and grab an axle in the middle with your hand and try to move the axle back and forth, like your trying to push it into the diff or toward the wheel, no movement will be the result of to short of an axle and a binding joints, make sure you check both sides, one side is slightly longer than the other. At least on my car and a few others I measured.

My first set of axle's I measured for my car were to short, my car is very very low due to me wanting to tuck the 17"s under the fenders, I had some teething problems at first with the prototype set on my car, I bought diff length axles, swapped the outer races for a little more CV joint travel and drove the hell out of it for 6 months to confirm reliability and started building sets, 18 sets of 100mm and 2 sets of 930's joints.

If your boot, joints or adapters don't leak grease I personally don't see the need for service, I look at them like wheel bearing, do them once with good quality parts and forget about them, I also don't see the need for grease zerks but to each his own.

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Re: CV Failure

Postby Three B's Racing » 10 Jan 2018 05:54

Good info Rob,

Stevem my axles/setup is good no issues with binding. I phased the CV's on each axle for a couple more degrees of movement, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unBUhRf8MB0
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Re: CV Failure

Postby OSGiken510 » 10 Jan 2018 07:22

That's a great video and good info, glad your back up and running.

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Re: CV Failure

Postby Three B's Racing » 11 Jan 2018 05:54

OSGiken510 wrote:That's a great video and good info, glad your back up and running.


Thanks Steve, did we meet at Canby this year?

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Re: CV Failure

Postby OSGiken510 » 12 Jan 2018 15:53

Yeah Lou we met at Canby but I was busy running around trying to manage the show and I didn't have time to sit down and have a good conversation with you. I've got the maroon box flare 510 with the big wheels and diamond tuck interior, to try to match the car to the Dato owner. :D

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Re: CV Failure

Postby Three B's Racing » 16 Jan 2018 05:49

Doh!! Ok Steve Pepka yes didn't know it was you Duh!! Your 510 is a very nice specimen of a box flared 510 I really like it, it's clean. Prepping my 510 for the drive to Road Atlanta in late April with the East Coast 510 contengent. Should be as fun as it was in 2010.

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