I have gone through 3 CV axles in the last week! I keep breaking the inner CV Joint on the drivers side... I have been lowered for years but just "Slammed" it about two months ago.. Replaced it again yesterday with a New axle from Napa and went to make a hard left turn after about 3 miles on the new axle and just ripped the joint spart.. Nothing "broke" it just looked like one of the balls had fallen out.
I also have a loud popping sound coming from the opposite side of the car when i go over bumps or try to turn, sounds like the sway bar maybe
This is a 98 GTI VR6