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CV Joint and Boot Upgrades

I searched the site and check google on trying to find upgraded CV joints and boots. The boots wouldn't be a big deal, they held up fine. I DO want upgraded CV joints if someone makes them. I figured I'd ask to see if anyone had any testimonials on upgraded CV joints(if they exist).

She's getting re-geared, an aussie locker up front, 35"s, and am working with a machine shop to adapt an Eaton M90 for me. I need something that's gonna take what I give it. I know they're not the toughest things by design but I can use every bit of strength I can get.
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convert the truck to manual hubs...

there are no upgraded CVs that i know of.
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convert the truck to manual hubs...
Is that possible with the live IFS?
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How difficult would it be to convert to manual hubs zach.
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I think it was a joke referring to a SAS.
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Yes Zach how hard is it? lol
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ah im not 100% sure. you would prolly need the new wheel bearings from a 98-99 and you would need the avm hubs. only thing i dont know is if the cvs are different. I know the spindles are the same. just the older ones have the PVH line. which you would not need.
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I think it was a joke referring to a SAS.

its not a joke. i know it can be done.
actually i dont have manual hubs at the moment and im kicking myself for not having them. soon tho with the D44.
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its not a joke. i know it can be done.
What would it matter with the manual hubs if it used the same cv's, even if it can be done? Less stress when not in 4wd?
I thought I read somewhere that you couldn't do that with 00 or 01 and newer.
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well if you blew it on the trail you could make it home. that is why i said to get them.
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It's actually very easy... lol All you need are the bearings and hubs from a 98-00 truck... and the axle shafts.

I only know of one upgraded CV and they are the axle that Aaron Dixon uses with his LT kits now. They use a 930 CV. Aaron helped us install a set on my friends truck last month and they are beautiful! (as axles go anyway) But the two downsides... I'm not sure if he can make them in stock length and they cost about $1200 for a set (well worth it though).

So maybe give Aaron Dixon a call (or email) and pick his brain, who knows maybe it is possible.
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s. only thing i dont know is if the cvs are different..
They are different. The 98-00 PVH axle shafts are retained with a snap ring and the 00-08 axle shafts are retained with a nut. On the 98-00 the bearings hold the wheel on and on the 00-08 the axle nut does the job.

So to answer the question they are different, the PVH has a machined grove for the snap ring and the Live ones have threads for the nut. I have a set of each here if anybody wants to see photos of what they actually look like and what the differences are.
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Are the axle shafts from a 98-00 much different than the 01+'s?

As far as length(shorter/stronger)?


Btw Zach, I drove it about a half mile out of the field and then ten miles home not breaking 35mph. Didn't sound very healthy but I did it.


Anyone have an idea on how much a set of stock shafts cost? 98-00 or 01+?
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Are the axle shafts from a 98-00 much different than the 01+'s?

As far as length(shorter/stronger)?

Anyone have an idea on how much a set of stock shafts cost? 98-00 or 01+?
Read above.. the outers are quite a bit different. Inners are the same, length is the same.

You can drive with the live axles broken as far and as fast as you want, as long as the outer cv is still bolted to the hub. It may sound horrible, but the cv is already shot so you can't do any more damage to it.

I have a set of each if you want them... lol make me an offer!
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As far as the hub goes, what aftermarket options are available? Only AVM's?

What's the condition/mileage of the 98-00 set? What's a good price for them shipped?
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so the only reason you guys suggest a switch to manual hubs is in the event you break one you can still get home?
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i got mine for like 117+ (or 127 idk) shipping i think, but i dont know of any for the live axles..
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i got mine for like 117+ (or 127 idk) shipping i think, but i dont know of any for the live axles..
avm's or the cv's?
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AVMs, i also asked around for upgraded CVs a while back after i locked the front, and had plans for 35s but i had no luck...
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So I found two different aftermarket wheel bearings and hub assemblies.....
Timkin
http://www.car-stuff.com/mmparts/for..._assembly.html
MacAuto
http://www.macautoparts.net/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1758426

I guess the only variants are rabs or f&rabs and pvh specific ones, for the vac lines possibly?

Here are the hubs I want, can't beat a lifetime warranty....
http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/drivetrain.html
Do I need the bearing retention conversion as well?
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get the front and rear abs ones with pvh... you will not see the hole for the pvh because the rcd knuckle will cover it up
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Any dif between timken and macauto anyone know? It's a significant price difference.

When I googled Timken, it said they were the world's largest bearing manufacturer.
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timken makes some of the best bearings. they are worth every penny.
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As in the other postings on this subject and I know this is an OLD subject, like me BUT…

is there a listing somewhere on the parts needed, including year differences ?
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