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Do used CV joints have a rotation?

Discussion in 'Shop - Driveline' started by DOG ON, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. DOG ON

    DOG ON RDC's illegal immigrant

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    I am dissasembling my race car, I was wondering if the used CV joints can be rotated in the car to keep the wear even.

    Is this a good idea, or once the CV joints have wear they should be kept in the same position for their end of useful life, sort of like axls?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ol' Curmudgeon

    Ol' Curmudgeon RDC's resident crackpot

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    I've switched 'em and swapped 'em to spread wear, don't think they vave the torque twist issues axles have.

    On low power play cars, I've been assembling CVs out of a box of old Type I junk for years with no apparent issues.

    DO inspect cages and stars for any sign of cracking or galling.
     
  3. utahsbest

    utahsbest New Member

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    I used to swap them around on my 1600 car without ever having any problems, i even mixed up the axles once and never had a problem (i guess i lucked out).
     

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