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front cv shaft broke

hey this is the 2nd one i broke the 1st one was the stock one so i kinda know that was going to happen but now i snapped my new one its on the driver side and i have the aussi locker and the avm hubs can any one tellme if there some upgrades or something i can do so i wount snap another ooo and they only break when i put it in 4x4
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i feel your pain!
i broke my first drivers side one too.
i bought a new one, OX locker, and just dont use 4 wheel low as much and youl be fine
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are your t-bars almost maxed?
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you can pay lots and lots of money for custom high end cv shafts is about all you can do for a "simple" answer.

Ive exploded them with torsion bars high and low, they just dont have the strength...
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they just dont have the strength...
agreed all the way around on that one..
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that locker is not going to give before those toothpick cv shafts....just gonna hafta be careful with em.
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are your t-bars almost maxed?
i have the rcd lift
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The RCD has a known weakness on 98-00 trucks. The RCD kit comes with an axle spacer to prevent over-extension of the CVs, but because of the design of the hubs you can't use the spacer on the 98-00 model trucks, and in turn increasing the chances of breaking a CV. I'd either ditch the locker, spend $500-$700 to convert to the newer live axle design, or be easier on the truck.


Keep in mind if you were to convert to a live axle you'd still be stuck with the weak ranger IFS, you'd just slightly slim your chances of breakage. Also you lose your manual hubs so if you were to snap a CV you have to way to disengage it.
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