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Old 03-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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CV joints..

is there anybody that produces cv joints for higher horsepower or are the ones that come stock on the svt rated high enough??? i just went through another seal on the drivers side cv joint its my third one.. im just lookin for somethin a little beefer..


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SOL = shit outta luck

sorry, you'll have to find a shop that specializes in creating custom driveshafts. this will be the only way to get more beef.

though there are a few here that are pushing 300+ and arent breaking joints.....

are you boosted?
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no im not boosted i just have how do u say a lead foot..(haha) its start to make that ticking sound when turning and the grease from the joint itself is all over the underside.. this has been a on going thing.. ford has filled it with grease and put new seals on it but they just dont seem to last at all..
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are you replacing them w/ oem cv axles or aftermarket?

79k miles and still have orignal axles.
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i was just replacing the seals. and who makes aftermarket?? cause i sure dont know??
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you mean axle boot right? boots don't get damaged from engine power. they get damaged from getting dry crack or something hitting it from just driving around. i replace my driver's outter boot once a year ago w/ a after market boot kit and had no problems.
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no im not boosted i just have how do u say a lead foot..(haha) its start to make that ticking sound when turning and the grease from the joint itself is all over the underside.. this has been a on going thing.. ford has filled it with grease and put new seals on it but they just dont seem to last at all..
Sounds like Ford didn't install the boots correctly. Which will lead to premature failure.
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i had a pinhole in one of my boots. seeped grease all over the inside of the wheels and down the rockerpanel. my service writer explained to me that after close inspection of the CV joint itself (after removing the boot) the axle needed to be replaced. this is due to the joint being introduced to outside conditions.

what happens when grease and mud combine on moving parts?
so if anyone who takes thier car in for a boot repair, urge your service writer to replace the complete axle together with the tranny/axle seal (o-ring i believe).

you will not find quality axles for less than what the powertrain deductible costs you.
(this is paraphrased from Mike Trendel)

so in the end...
replacing only a boot is normally prolonging the inevitable.
when you see a damaged boot, you prolly have a damaged CV joint.

i would not pay Ford to replace that axle after they already made an attempt to half-a$$ is the first time.
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are you replacing them w/ oem cv axles or aftermarket?

79k miles and still have orignal axles.
aftermarket axles?

link?

AdvancedAuto has NEW axles for $80/each and carry a lmt lifetime warranty. Mike Trendel cannot get near that price for Ford parts. these are GSP brand parts. anyone ever heard of this company or have bought these axles? any reviews?


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after further review, i dont believe that they carry axles for our Getrags. on their site, they list these axles also fitting all the other engine codes' focus.

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