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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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08 WK Overlander 5.7 front CV half shaft problems

Hello fellow 7 sloters, I am new to forum but not new to my beloved money pit jeeps. I am hoping for some info that may help me with a issue Im having. My 08 WK is lifted 2 inches ( with spring and strut spacers ). I have replaced the CV half shaft on drivers side 3 times now, the shafts are o'reillys part and they warrantied the part. Yet again the boots are splitting and throwing grease all over my the under side and finder wells. Please help, any info on a better and inexpensive part is much appreciated

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If you don't like your money you could get RCVs....

https://www.rcvperformance.com/ultim...-drive-ii.html
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LOL ya i like it better than 2300, was seeing if theres a tougher one thatsa lil less than RCV
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Hello fellow 7 sloters, I am new to forum but not new to my beloved money pit jeeps. I am hoping for some info that may help me with a issue Im having. My 08 WK is lifted 2 inches ( with spring and strut spacers ). I have replaced the CV half shaft on drivers side 3 times now, the shafts are o'reillys part and they warrantied the part. Yet again the boots are splitting and throwing grease all over my the under side and finder wells. Please help, any info on a better and inexpensive part is much appreciated
Ive been running tracmotive from rock auto without issue, but Iím not lifted.
They are new not rebuilt and run about $70.

What is your centerhub to fender edge measurement?
Did you get an alignment after the lift? because thatís a must

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Are you certain you're getting the right shaft? Your overland will need the driver's side shaft for 'WITH' limited slip or however they list it.

I've had cardone units (not reman) for a couple years now and they're still fine.

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Are you certain you're getting the right shaft? Your overland will need the driver's side shaft for 'WITH' limited slip or however they list it.

I've had cardone units (not reman) for a couple years now and they're still fine.
Good thought about the "right" CV axle... BUT, speaking from experience, you cannot put the wrong axle in. I had an extra Front lsd axle that I threw in my WK and I had to get the drivers side axle because my non lsd CV axle wouldn't work.

Back to @MonsterWKHemi , I also have an aftermarket axle on the drivers side... I cannot remember which parts house provided it (advance auto or NAPA, whichever one had it in stock so I could get it delivered and get home). I found the inner boot rubs on the lower control arm at full droop. It is a longer boot than the factory axle.

Also, to verify, your lift was with a spring AND spacer? so like 4+ inches? Your approaching the point of not being able to avoid this kind of damage if you are that tall.

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Good thought about the "right" CV axle... BUT, speaking from experience, you cannot put the wrong axle in...
I thought that might be the case, couldn't recall exactly off hand though.
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Thanks guys, I welcome the thoughts. Yes the lift was on my WK before I got it, and scince Ive replaced everything in front end with alignment. I ve not measured the hight of hub per the finders. The lift is just spacers on top on coil overs, the coil overs or also stock hight but are after market. 2005JGC, Im thinking your thought is whats going on in my case. While sitting still all looks to clear, Ill be Fixing AC and drivers rear wheel bearing this weekend, Ill put Monster up on jack stands on the frame to let full travel into suspension to check. Looks like another long sweaty, greesy and the potential blood loss weeked. But hey having a jeep is a love hate relationship lol. Thanks agian guys, ill post Monday of progress and hopfully not the lack of.

PS last night just for giggles, I looked on online after market parts places, seen a front diff lowering kit. what do yall thinkbout this. Is a 2 inch left warrent the $$ for this install. One of the pics showed the cross member cut out i didnt car for that being a reinforcement for the frame. any thoughts?
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