Originally Posted by bmxrider379
The other would running the hubs with no cv's cause them to fail,
Thats your problem. The CVs are a structural part of the 4x4 wheel bearings. Its actually very unsafe to run them without the CVs in place. They can grenade and send your wheel flying down the road.
It would also be in your best interest to buy the quality Timken units instead of the cheapies.