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    Thread: Drivers CV busted, advice needed.

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    1. Member project_86's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 11:59 PM #1
      The boot ripped a year ago and slung grease everywhere, I bought a CV boot to replace it with, but since I was toying with the idea of going BT I decided to hold off on it in lieu of getting a beefy axle. There is no popping or crunching like I was expecting to hear by now.

      My questions are, with the CV running with no grease for a year, how much longer before it fails?

      Is it safe to run a ~350hp BT setup on this?

      Should I replace the axle before going BT?

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      10-05-2012 09:28 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by project_86 View Post
      The boot ripped a year ago and slung grease everywhere, I bought a CV boot to replace it with, but since I was toying with the idea of going BT I decided to hold off on it in lieu of getting a beefy axle. There is no popping or crunching like I was expecting to hear by now.

      My questions are, with the CV running with no grease for a year, how much longer before it fails?

      Is it safe to run a ~350hp BT setup on this?

      Should I replace the axle before going BT?
      With all the water, dirt, and debris in there, I'm actually surprised that it hasn't broken yet. I would definitely replace it before you go big turbo. I have a feeling as soon as that torque curve hit, that CV would shatter.
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      10-05-2012 09:41 AM #3
      Thanks. Can anyone weigh in on these, http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...highlight=axle ?

      If not I've read raxles is a good way to go.

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      10-05-2012 03:35 PM #4
      raxles

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