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Continuous left CV axle break

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by TonyTSS16, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Jan 19, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    TonyTSS16

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    I will say it rides great, just nervous about locking it in 4wd now. I dont get mine off road much myself, but if I decide to go somewhere, I want to know I have all resources working to get me out. Lol
     
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  2. Jan 19, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    And that pic you posted, I see they cut your rear cross member out, apparently I spoke with RC several times, cause mine is not cut as per the online instructions, they say I have an older version lift kit, and I do have the diff drop kit as well, and my CV axle angles are like yours, and I'm on stock struts, like stated earlier I have the older version struts that RC put out, but have to put on, and if and when I do off road I try not to turn too sharp
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    so i have the same RC lift you do as well, frame chop for the diff drop .......but i also run factory suspension in the front with an RC strut in the rear only. also in the front are spacers/blocks for allowing the factory struts to work/fit, appears to be the only difference that i can see on our setups.

    i do use four wheel drive quite frequently but i try to baby it as my younger years proved lessons on how quickly you can tear these things up. i haven't had any issues yet on cv axles and hope it stays that way. hope this info helps you out.

    p.s., haven't been stuck yet!:mudding:




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  4. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    What does the rear cross member chop do anyways?
     
  5. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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    hey Adam, i'm no installer so i'm not entirely sure. my only guess is to allow a straight path for the driveshaft instead of requiring a drop kit for it, allowing for no extreme angles.
     
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  6. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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    Not for the CVs, aftermarket UCAs would potentially allow for more droop which would make your issue worse.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:25 PM
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    You cut the subframe to bolt in the drop bracket. The drop bracket is where the LCA attaches, new alignment cam location, etc. This is why you actually lose ground clearance when doing a drop bracket lift. A 3" on 35s has the same if not better ground clearance than a 6" on 35s.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:41 PM
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    Well as I stated earlier, I spoke with RC and I have an older kit version and the RCM is not cut
     
  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:47 PM
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    Ok....I was only answering the question you asked.
     
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    If you guys keep busting axles then maybe you should look into the RCV units.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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    Yes I wanted to know the purpose of them being cut, thanks!
     
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  12. Jan 20, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    Did you call RC and ask them WTF?
     
  13. Jun 10, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    Is there any solution found? I am having the same CV issue. Have looked at other lifts installed and they are not extended out like my axle is.

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    Joey your kit is missing the bumpstop spacers
     
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  15. Jun 10, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    Wholly hell, lucky to not have broke the neck off those shocks!!
     
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    Dude, don't drive anywhere before you get some serious extensions on the front bump stops or you might be buying two new shocks because when they compress to the limit and take all the force the necks will bend or break off.
     
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  17. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:17 PM
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    Working on the bump stops not sure why they were not installed. I should have just done the kit myself. It’s been a nightmare since I picked it up!
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    If you did bottom out hard, it might bend the shock and shorten it so your CV angle wouldn't be so bad :D
     
  19. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    :)You make a valid point
     
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    What lift is this, the perch on that shock looks very high.
     
  21. Jun 11, 2021 at 1:44 AM
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    Same as the OP 6” Rough country
     

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