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Thread: STU175's Alpine White G60 - 1400 miles running in so far! cv joint failure again.....

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    1400 miles cv joints are knackered again!
    give up with jr driveshafts
    is it genuine the way to go or is there another option?
    also looking to fit some ball joint extenders to correct the angle of the driveshaft due to lowering
    I'm looking at these from ocd unless anyone has any other options?
    http://www.onlychargeddubs.co.uk/pro...-flip-kit.html

    apart from that its running like a dream, nearly run in......
    G60-1991-Alpine White-JMR Stage 4 charger-JMR Big Valve Head-Schrick 268/276 Cam-forged 83mm pistons-forged conrods-lightened and balanced bottom end-Wagner I.C-Oil cooler-Smoothed bay
    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    I went for the GKN parts at German and Swedish... used one of Dox's weekend codes as they're pretty expensive.

    Pretty sure these will be, or as close as you'll get to OE parts.

    https://www.gsfcarparts.com/439vg0210 (VR6)

    I also bought the inner GKN boot kit from Euro car Parts

    Stripped the driveshafts - repainted with Eastwood Chassis Black paint which is the dogs dangles... repacked the inners with grease and new boots/gaskets etc. completely new outers...

    Obviously not fitted yet as my engine is still in bits but look like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STU175 View Post
    also looking to fit some ball joint extenders to correct the angle of the driveshaft due to lowering
    I'm looking at these from ocd unless anyone has any other options?
    http://www.onlychargeddubs.co.uk/pro...-flip-kit.html
    Good to hear its nearly run in, then the fun can start

    Those ball joint extenders arnt for leveling the driveshaft, they are for leveling the wish bone which improves the handling (and less bump steer IIRC) they bolt on at the bottom of the hub under the driveshaft

    The height of the shaft is governed by the height of the car is set to so you would have to raise the car or the height of the engine/gearbox
    Graham
    Current: was Red 16V Now Black 20v - G583 PMR, 20v Turbo, Leather, 17" BBS, 305mm/Brembo;s
    Previous Rado's: Blue 16V - G965 SGL, now dead & Black G60 - J389 CUC, regrettably sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by rado20vT View Post
    Good to hear its nearly run in, then the fun can start

    Those ball joint extenders arnt for leveling the driveshaft, they are for leveling the wish bone which improves the handling (and less bump steer IIRC) they bolt on at the bottom of the hub under the driveshaft

    The height of the shaft is governed by the height of the car is set to so you would have to raise the car or the height of the engine/gearbox
    of course it would. I was being a bit stupid there.
    still gonna get the kit anyway if it can only improve the bump steer.
    G60-1991-Alpine White-JMR Stage 4 charger-JMR Big Valve Head-Schrick 268/276 Cam-forged 83mm pistons-forged conrods-lightened and balanced bottom end-Wagner I.C-Oil cooler-Smoothed bay
    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeba View Post
    I went for the GKN parts at German and Swedish... used one of Dox's weekend codes as they're pretty expensive.

    Pretty sure these will be, or as close as you'll get to OE parts.

    https://www.gsfcarparts.com/439vg0210 (VR6)

    I also bought the inner GKN boot kit from Euro car Parts

    Stripped the driveshafts - repainted with Eastwood Chassis Black paint which is the dogs dangles... repacked the inners with grease and new boots/gaskets etc. completely new outers...

    Obviously not fitted yet as my engine is still in bits but look like new.
    Thanks for the info m8


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    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    shame about the cv joints, i've used GKN before and they seemed fine.
    How many running in miles are you looking to put on the motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odub View Post
    shame about the cv joints, i've used GKN before and they seemed fine.
    How many running in miles are you looking to put on the motor?
    Yeah gkn seems to get good reviews ill sort them over the winter.
    I think jmr said 1500 - 2000 miles so not many more.
    Finally going in end of the month for wheel refurb and paintwork sorting so its getting there slowly.


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    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    Just seen this which may give you some idea's

    http://pinderwagen.com/build-topics/...joint-spacers/
    Graham
    Current: was Red 16V Now Black 20v - G583 PMR, 20v Turbo, Leather, 17" BBS, 305mm/Brembo;s
    Previous Rado's: Blue 16V - G965 SGL, now dead & Black G60 - J389 CUC, regrettably sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by rado20vT View Post
    Just seen this which may give you some idea's

    http://pinderwagen.com/build-topics/...joint-spacers/
    Interesting. Thanks graham. Ill have a better read later


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    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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