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208 front CV grinding

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/cvmod/

    I had to replace the u-joints on my front driveshaft last weekend and noticed that the CV is close to running out of clearance at the CV/transfer case side. I estimate it only has a few inches of droop available before the CV bottoms out on the stops.

    Q: has anyone on the board had success with clearancing the stock CV joints? Tips/pics?
     
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    That link you have up there is a very complicated way to do it.
    I just grind off about 1/8" off the driveline stops. The drive line stops are there to keep your drive line from hitting the ground if you break a U joint.
    But if you have lifted your truck they need to be ground off.

    Go to this link and read the bottom of page 2 that says" Front U joint modification". :http://www.roughcountry.com/install/145S.pdf
    Its a PDF file. Tells exactly how to do it.
     
  3. rcamacho

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    Thanks
     
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    Worked like a charm. I used my 4 1/2" grinder to take off the stops. There are some internal stops on the CV that also needed some work with a die grinder. Net-net sigificantly increased operating range.
     
  5. pauly383

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    Some of us have also had to grind some off the crossmember , if your front flexes pretty good .
     

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