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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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CV joints

How strong are the joints on our cars? The Vette has always had u-joints, why did Ford use cv joints for out cars? Does the Cobra use CV or U-joints?

The ?'s are meant for the axles that go from the differential to the wheels, not from the transmission to the axle.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 10:01 AM
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From what I can gather, ours are strong. There are some high-torque/hp guys on this board that are still running the stock axles. I think only a few have upgraded to the Raxels. If you aren't pushing some serious HP, then I wouldn't waste my money on upgrading them, unless they are shot. Spend you're $ elsewhere. Just my .02


These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 10:05 AM
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The V6 ones are pretty weak.

That's what happened when I went to WOT from a stand still in my 94 LX. I haven't broken any SC halfshafts yet.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 11:02 AM
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In my opinion they aren't very strong for pulling. One 20 mile pull of my 3500 lb boat/trailer and my stockers started clunking again when putting it into reverse. One of my original joints was pretty much toast when the Dr. pulled them off. Now I have Raxles and pulled the boat in the mountains this time with no clunking at all.
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