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Old 01-04-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Cv axle not working with lift kit

So I just got a new to me lifted both in body and suspension Nissan that had the cv Axle boots ripped apart and went to replace them with stock cv Axles and they locking up and siezing the front suspension
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:52 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem, the lift kit is probably cranked up as high as it can go, and the CV axles are probably already done for.
Are you saying the new CV axles are binding or the old ones?
the CV's in these trucks are really not capable of handling high angles like modern CV axles, they're a bit dated and rudimentary.

Take a few pictures of the axles binding and I'll try to help you solve the problem.
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How high is the lift? I've got a 3" Calmini suspension lift on mine and don't have any CV problems. Also, like Syn said, pics will help us figure out what's going on.
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I've gotten some replacement CV axles that did not have the range of motion that my OEM ones did. I took them back and got reman units that were originally OEM. It was a crap shoot, though.

Best bet, for all intents and purposes, is to take some twist out of those torsion bars to give it a fighting chance.
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So think it has a 4" body lift and a 2" suspension lift
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Hmm. That angle doesn't look bad to me. Maybe just a faulty CV. The body lift shouldn't affect the CV angle, since that's all done frame-up. I'm pretty sure mine are at a steeper angle than that.
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that upper arm looks more bent than what I have seen them look like, Doesn't appear to be cranked to much.
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Hmm. That angle doesn't look bad to me. Maybe just a faulty CV. The body lift shouldn't affect the CV angle, since that's all done frame-up. I'm pretty sure mine are at a steeper angle than that.
I was thinking the same thing, it's possibly just a faulty CV? Those angles look perfectly fine to me. Not like when I was running my rig with no bump stops on 3" lift, then they would bind.

Could you possibly describe the binding? What are you doing to make them bind? twisting them by hand? are the locking hubs engaged? manual or automatic hub locks?
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So been trying to figure out the problems on this thing and now has New uppers and lowers
What was initially going on was the alignment was so far off that both front tire toes were facing inwards causing it to be undrivable but an alignment fixed a lot and was driving nicely
Then I just sheered one of the bolts holding the upper control arm on and the other one was sheered when I got it
The upper control arm which look to be the rough country lifted suspension control arms but we're extended on both sides with a 3/4 nut spacing them away from the frame
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I was thinking the same thing, it's possibly just a faulty CV? Those angles look perfectly fine to me. Not like when I was running my rig with no bump stops on 3" lift, then they would bind.

Could you possibly describe the binding? What are you doing to make them bind? twisting them by hand? are the locking hubs engaged? manual or automatic hub locks?
Actually there is body lift and also 1.5 suspension lift which seems to be the rough country kit and the upper control arm spaced away from the frame with a 3/4" nut which had one bolt sheered when I got it and just had the other one blow out on me
I have warn auto locking hubs
When the cv joints were locking up we had it up on the lift and repopped the cv into place

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