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2018-10-10 10:06:33
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Lets talk CV Axles
What is everyone using for B13 LSD axles nowadays since OEM one are not readily availiable.
2018-10-10 16:07:14
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We have done well with the RockAuto axles (new, not rebuilt) BUT we repacked them with CV2 Moly grease because these days the grease they use is complete crap and if you don't repack them, you are sure to have a short life. Anyway, 2 years and still going on them and we don't even own our B13 race car any more if that tells you anything?
2018-10-10 17:50:42
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I'm still running Raxles, and while they don't offer them anymore (because some people stopped sending back cores), I plan to call them and offer to ship them my own first to use as cores and see how that goes if I ever need to.
2018-10-10 22:24:30
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i was looking at those the other day and was contemplating on buying them, so this makes me feel a little better
2018-10-10 22:27:08
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Originally Posted by Chris101
We have done well with the RockAuto axles (new, not rebuilt) BUT we repacked them with CV2 Moly grease because these days the grease they use is complete crap and if you don't repack them, you are sure to have a short life. Anyway, 2 years and still going on them and we don't even own our B13 race car any more if that tells you anything?



I was looking at those the other day and was contemplating on getting them,so this makes me feel a little better
2018-10-10 22:30:34
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Originally Posted by BenFenner
I'm still running Raxles, and while they don't offer them anymore (because some people stopped sending back cores), I plan to call them and offer to ship them my own first to use as cores and see how that goes if I ever need to.



I went to a couple places too to see if they would rebuild mine but they said they can only rebuild oem ones....I was like wtf
2018-10-11 12:20:21
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Originally Posted by SUNNYGTR93
Originally Posted by Chris101
We have done well with the RockAuto axles (new, not rebuilt) BUT we repacked them with CV2 Moly grease because these days the grease they use is complete crap and if you don't repack them, you are sure to have a short life. Anyway, 2 years and still going on them and we don't even own our B13 race car any more if that tells you anything?



I was looking at those the other day and was contemplating on getting them,so this makes me feel a little better


Oh, in case it isn't clear, it's redline CV2 grease you need to use.. make sure you squeeze out the crap they put in there 1st in the process.. its horribly cheap grease that is useless.

One of the reasons raxles last as long as they do is proper grease and silicone instead of rubber boots... its the simple things.... Some bean counter found that axle grease 'x' is only pennies on the dollar to the good stuff and besides, it'll sell more axles if you use substandard grease that causes the axles to fail as soon as warranty expires, right?





Last edited by Chris101 on 2018-10-11 at 12-24-00.
2019-02-09 09:19:42
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In our ChumpCar we had a set of Raxles with new OEM boots and Redline CV2 grease, never had any issues other than the occasional torn boot. O'Reilly axle lasted a full 20 minutes on track before it failed. We had a spare set of axles as well that were from G-spec, we did have one fail on us after 45 minutes at Barber Motorsports Park but he took care of us on a replacement. We then packed those with Redline CV2 grease as well and have used them for many hours of racing with no issues. The Redline CV2 grease and OEM boots that are still available are the key to the axles surviving. We went through several until we figured this out. Also make sure you motor mounts are in really good shape!
Last edited by 2000atlanticgt on 2019-02-09 at 09-21-45.
2019-02-09 10:30:34
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Originally Posted by 2000atlanticgt
In our ChumpCar we had a set of Raxles with new OEM boots and Redline CV2 grease, never had any issues other than the occasional torn boot. O'Reilly axle lasted a full 20 minutes on track before it failed. We had a spare set of axles as well that were from G-spec, we did have one fail on us after 45 minutes at Barber Motorsports Park but he took care of us on a replacement. We then packed those with Redline CV2 grease as well and have used them for many hours of racing with no issues. The Redline CV2 grease and OEM boots that are still available are the key to the axles surviving. We went through several until we figured this out. Also make sure you motor mounts are in really good shape!


Nice post, thanks for sharing. My experiences are similar in regards to the success/longevity of OEM parts. Good grease and a good boot. Snap on has a nice elasto-boot but that is pricey. (And the oem sepcific tri-lug pattern is not made in Snap-on or some aftermarkets do not have that specific pattern) so you will still need that OEM sepcific boot in order to maintain successful seal. Here is a picture of the CV joint shaped as i call a "tri-lug". Here are my reference photos along with OEM kit boot number.






2019-06-18 08:41:34
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Kevin Yutani
Constant Velocity of Ocala Inc

I current road race my 92 se-r and i was blowing axles every weekend or at best every other weekend. I found this guy on line somewhere and sent him a message and he makes race axles for our cars. They looked good out of the box using hi temp grease and i had him vent my boots since the issue i was having was i was boiling the grease and would cause the boots to balloon and explode. It has been 2 years since getting them and i haven't had any issues with them yet. and best thing is they were only like $150 each which is less than half what raxles was charging and worth it to me to not have to mess with taking boots off and cleaning and re-greasing cheap axles
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