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Unread 12-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Front CV Axles for a rubicon. I got some.

I am getting the opportunity to test out some new CV Axles for the Rubicon.

They're made by Longfield Super Axles and if you know anything about Toyotas then you know he builds the best!

http://longfieldsuperaxles.com/
I am supposed to beat on these to try to break them. If they perform well they will go into production.

I'm getting them installed tomorrow. Pic's on my rig to follow.

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Unread 12-13-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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I am getting the opportunity to test out some new CV Axles for the Rubicon.

They're made by Longfield Super Axles and if you know anything about Toyotas then you know he builds the best!

http://longfieldsuperaxles.com/
I am supposed to beat on these to try to break them. If they perform well they will go into production.

I'm getting them installed tomorrow. Pic's on my rig to follow.
please post installed pics. any idea on final pricing?
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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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Can you post some detailed pics of the CV joint?
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hmmm...whats the upside of CV's? i can do a ujoint replacement/axle shaft swap in short order but rebuilding a CV, i'm gonna hafta consult my honda friends(gonna hafta find some first)
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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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hmmm...whats the upside of CV's? i can do a ujoint replacement/axle shaft swap in short order but rebuilding a CV, i'm gonna hafta consult my honda friends(gonna hafta find some first)
CVs are stronger and less likely to break while turning and heavy foot
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Unread 12-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #6
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I am getting the opportunity to test out some new CV Axles for the Rubicon.

They're made by Longfield Super Axles and if you know anything about Toyotas then you know he builds the best!

http://longfieldsuperaxles.com/
I am supposed to beat on these to try to break them. If they perform well they will go into production.

I'm getting them installed tomorrow. Pic's on my rig to follow.
I'd like to see pics of the backside of the knuckle to see how much grinding you had to do to get the boots to clear the bolts and bosses for them.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 08:49 PM   #7
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i want these.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 09:33 PM   #8
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CV AXLES?? Interesting....
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Unread 12-13-2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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SWEET!

They are just up the road from me. Never been to their shop though.

Are they doing the install at their facility in Graham?

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I am getting the opportunity to test out some new CV Axles for the Rubicon.

They're made by Longfield Super Axles and if you know anything about Toyotas then you know he builds the best!

http://longfieldsuperaxles.com/
I am supposed to beat on these to try to break them. If they perform well they will go into production.

I'm getting them installed tomorrow. Pic's on my rig to follow.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 10:00 PM   #10
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hmmm...whats the upside of CV's? i can do a ujoint replacement/axle shaft swap in short order but rebuilding a CV, i'm gonna hafta consult my honda friends(gonna hafta find some first)
CV stands for Constant Velocity. Used in an axle application, they eliminate the drive and slack phases and uneven power delivery that u-joints have.

In general, smoother delivery of power is their greatest benefit.
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I'd like to see pics of the backside of the knuckle to see how much grinding you had to do to get the boots to clear the bolts and bosses for them.
The same thread is also at ROF and Longfield posted stating that they do require grinding on the knuckle to make fit. Pics will be posted soon, per the post.
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these look great, but i think cost might be the only downfall.
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these look great, but i think cost might be the only downfall.
Their site states the D60 version is $1950.00.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 07:08 PM   #14
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Im waiting for the pic's to come to me but I can tell you that breaking front axles in a shop is a blast

We tested a couple stock outers and some popular up graded outers and the CV and it was impressive on how much the CV's can take and the OEM ones cant take.

OEM tested at 10 deg. of twisting and 2000-2500 FT/LBS of torque before breaking.

Popular up-grade #1 tested at 40 deg. of twist and 5000 FT/LBS of torque

Popular up-grade #2 tested at 50 deg. of twist and 4100 FT/LBS of torque

CV's tested at 75 deg. of twist and 6800 FT/LBS of torque at a FULL TURN!!!!!!!

I cant wait to run these and not have to worry about breaking them(but trust me...I will try hard :lildevil: )
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Unread 12-14-2008, 07:14 PM   #15
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CVs rock ... no questions asked ... and longfield makes the best stuff out there, i ran some of his stuff in my yota a few years back ...
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