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07+ Cv Shafts In My 04
fzr confused
post Jan 4 2018, 10:13 AM
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It is time for me to install new CV shafts in my 04, inner boot is completely gone and it's time. I have Ford lift keys in my truck and was wondering if I should go with the longer 07 shafts? Or are those only recommended with an actual lift? Thanks!

Also, any brand recommended either for the 04 or 07? Any of them offer higher angles? Not looking to spend a boat load more than the Napa ones, but if they are reasonable I will. Napa is about 120 each.

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post Jan 4 2018, 10:56 AM
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I would not put longer shafts in--you will just get it into a binding situation if you do.


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post Jan 4 2018, 11:06 AM
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That was what my thought process was....then elsewhere I was told to use spacers, which would be even worse in my mind.
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post Jan 4 2018, 12:21 PM
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Whomever told you longer CV shaft or using spacer--don't take advice from them. If you have the front cranked that high, that is going to be a problem regardless. The only way to fix a steep angle is to lower the front diff.


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post Jan 4 2018, 12:22 PM
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That's what I thought, thanks!
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post Jan 5 2018, 12:48 PM
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Is there a diff lowering kit without buying an entire lift? Plan to do a 6" lift eventually, but prob 2 years from now.
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post Jan 5 2018, 05:17 PM
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I wouldn't be a keen on spacers myself, but several kits come with them. Superlift 6-7.5" kit for NBS 1/2 tons comes to mind, but I've seen others as well. In my experience big box (napa, autozone, etc.) cv's usually go for 1-3yrs depending on amount of crank, driving habits, tires size, etc. Cognito motorsports makes high angle replacements but are pricey. Dealer are usually between parts store and cognito pricing. Just because it says AC Delco on the box doesn't mean it's genuine GM.


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post Jan 5 2018, 09:52 PM
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I checked out cognitos page, I don't see CV shafts just a front drive shaft.
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post Jan 6 2018, 08:38 AM
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Yeah you're right. It looks like Cognito and Rough Country both got out of the high angle game. Tom Woods only does F/R driveshafts as well. Might could find someone to do one off possibly? Or keep a 15mm ratchet wrench, 36mm axle socket, and spare parts house cv just in case.


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post Jan 6 2018, 12:24 PM
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I knew that RC stopped theirs, and then there was 1 place that sold some for like 2k a piece (not paying that much). Looks like I'll just run the Napa "heavy duty" ones and use and abuse the lifetime warranty. I mean, my stocks lasted 190k (50k with cranked lift keys).
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