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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 10:16 PM
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cv boots are leaking after lift??????

first let me start of by saying i dont know anything about this stuff.

okie my friend lifted my 01 s10 blazer for me. we did a 2in body and a 3in shackle/torsion bar for a total of 5in. I notice the cv boots(i guess thats whats leaking)is leaking someplace, both are leaking. i dont know if it has a tear in it or the seal is ripped. my friend is alway right now, but said he would replace them for me. im sure you guys know alot more then he does. if i get it fixed, is it just gonna happen again? is there a cheap way to correct this so i can keep the lift and not worry about it happening again?

im on 30in tires right now, if i get bigger tires would that help fix the axle/cv angle, if thats the problem???
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 06:08 AM
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Re: cv boots are leaking after lift??????

If you did a THREE inch torsion bar crank then yes, it'll happen again. Torsion bars were never meant to be adjusted that much. It puts a huge angle on the axle shafts and CV joints causing premature wear and probably some pulling to the outside.

As far as a cheap way to fix it...

With the two inch body lift you can probably put the shackles back to stock and then turn your torsion bars down to stock height and still keep the 30's. Then save up for a suspension lift that will drop the front differential and help maintain proper angles for your cv joints. Once that's done you can go with the bigger tires very easily.

New and bigger tires alone will not solve your problem. Hope that helps.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 07:58 AM
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Re: cv boots are leaking after lift??????

yep good is it to drive like that? i plan on taking a small 2hr trip this weekend to go riding, and would hate to sit home when i asked off from work [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: cv boots are leaking after lift??????

<font face="Comic Sans MS">You're going to have to put some new CV shafts on if you run the truck in any particular mud or real dusty conditions with the CV boots ripped... That'll allow a lot of abrasive material inside and it can really chew stuff up. </font>
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