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Old 07-22-2011, 10:24 PM
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After doing just a little research, the outside CV should be capable of a maximum angle of 45-52 degrees. I don't have a car anymore so someone else will need to take the measurements and see where they are at.

Measure up an axle and the math is pretty easy to figure out the maximum amount of lowering with one of the axles.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:53 PM
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It doesn't change the length it has to span. The inside joint it a plunge joint. It takes up the slop in suspension travel.
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After doing just a little research, the outside CV should be capable of a maximum angle of 45-52 degrees. I don't have a car anymore so someone else will need to take the measurements and see where they are at.

Measure up an axle and the math is pretty easy to figure out the maximum amount of lowering with one of the axles.
i'm hoping to be back under the clubbie in a week or so. what exactly do you think needs measured? just the length of the axle?
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:19 AM
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You can just use a protractor and go off the center line of the axle shaft and the stub end. Just see what the angle looks like.

To get an accurate measurement on the axle, the boots need to be off.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:16 AM
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Found the OEM parts to fix the axle through a buddy. Low mileage and only $75. Wouldn't mind having to pay that price every 30k miles in order to roll low
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Slight diversion here, moving to RWD...

In 500 miles I blew out both inner axle boots on the Miata twice. Yes, 2 times in 500 miles, and at the same time on both sides. The same thing keeps happening, where the axle (CV joint) cuts into the boot right at the pivot point. For the moment, I have raised the car about an inch to reduce the angle, but this isn't my long term goal.

The reason I believe this is happening is because of the height of the tires, the drop in height of the car, and I'm wondering if the extreme (-6ish) camber is actually hurting things. Before, on the 13's, the tire height was roughly 3/4" shorter. By going to the taller tire, I had to lower the car on the coils by a greater amount to keep the same ride height. Shortly after going to the new setup is when I first had the issue. Also, I feel like the axle is being pushed in more thanks to the camber angle, but this may have nothing to do with it.

Basically, what I'm implying is that you will run into less angle issues on a 205/40-16 than 205/40-17 on a MINI. Not saying you all need to go with tiny wheel/tire heights, just that it helps get low without effecting the angle on the axle as much.
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very glad i saw this thread! im coming up on the 50k mark on my r53.. tucking tire all around and just daily driving.. the slight vibration while driving has increased to a fairly rough vibration and im hoping its just the boots that casn be replaced and fix this problem instead of replacing full axels that mini quoted me 475$$ a piece! ughhhh!
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Doing some work on my car and just noticed my drivers side cv boot is completely split open throwing grease everywhere. I just replaced both axles....sonofabitch
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Doing some work on my car and just noticed my drivers side cv boot is completely split open throwing grease everywhere. I just replaced both axles....sonofabitch
Just replace the boot...should be fine if you haven't been driving on a torn boot for ages.

I drove on a torn boot for 3 years (through sand and salt) before it started making a clicking noise. I'm just now getting to the point of needing to change the axle and it's been clicking since May.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:28 PM
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Yeah thats what I plan on doing, its only been 3K miles since I replaced it. Just sucks it happened right before H2O
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My front right went at about 25k iirc. I was quite low on wheels with a slightly aggressive offset in the front. The car was only daily driven but it was daily driven on the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island so that accelerated wear quite a bit. When my mechanic looked at the car he said the left side was fixable.
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My axle went out after about 20k miles on my car slammed. I drove it very aggresively everyday so its not the best data lol
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Yeah thats what I plan on doing, its only been 3K miles since I replaced it. Just sucks it happened right before H2O
You and i both. I have a boot to replace too.
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So my theory is if the boot were larger so you could pack more grease around the joint and keep it from cutting into the boot because of the angle change you could solve these boot issues. The openings would have to be the same on the ends of the boots but just have a bigger bag....any thoughts on this Rallybot?
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Bringing this back up...

Why does the vibration ony happen in certain gears at certain speeds?

Also do the axels eventually re wear grooves and the vibrating goes away?
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While searching for new axles I came accross this page. High performance high dollar axles!

http://www.driveshaftshop.com/mini-2...-level-2-axles
Is this worth the money?

Also where do you guys buy OEM axles from? Ebay?
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