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CV shaft failures

When CV shafts fail, what part of them usually breaks?

Does anyone have any pictures?

Does anyone have any broken CV shafts I could have if I needed them?


I'm looking into what it would take to make an upgraded set of front axles.

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alot of times the joint will give first, but on rare ocasion the cv shaft can break, but it's kinda rare I think. unless it's the inner shaft then they can go pretty good some times, spline wear and or torqed. sorry I don't have pics and don't have much knowelege in this as it hasn't happend yet (fingers crossed), just telling what i somewhat know. lol. some one on here know's more so hopefully they'll chime in soon.
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their you go, I knew someone had a pic, lol
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When CV shafts fail, what part of them usually breaks?

Does anyone have any pictures?

Does anyone have any broken CV shafts I could have if I needed them?


I'm looking into what it would take to make an upgraded set of front axles.

Thanks.
IMO I wouldnt bother upgrading the CV's. They are designed to fail before anything else. You want those CV's to blow apart before your inners, or your diff for that matter. Just carry a spare set. If your not locked in the front, and have some common sense, then you should be fine. I would only worry about it if I had 35's. I just replaced mine, and I had 265's plus my truck being 11 years old.
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IMO I wouldnt bother upgrading the CV's. They are designed to fail before anything else. You want those CV's to blow apart before your inners, or your diff for that matter. Just carry a spare set. If your not locked in the front, and have some common sense, then you should be fine. I would only worry about it if I had 35's. I just replaced mine, and I had 265's plus my truck being 11 years old.

Good point.

For the PVH rangers, is there a comparable part to a Warn hub fuse, so that a $10 part would fail before a CV?
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Good point.

For the PVH rangers, is there a comparable part to a Warn hub fuse, so that a $10 part would fail before a CV?
Not that I know of. If you have a set of PHV's tho, upgrade to the manual hubs, so if you do blow one, then you can get home by unlocking it.
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had one shaft snap in half. and one inner blow out. dont have pics of either. they are going to fail no matter what
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