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    Originally posted by Fletcher262
    I took the shafts and diff out of mine also. Do you really need to put the outer stub back through the hub. What would happen if you left it out? .
    your wheel will fold over , snap off whatever you wanna call it when you go to drive down the road , not good , i heard stories about it happening, its not hard to remove them and and take apart the alxe and leave the stub just a little gressy of a job to do i did it on my truck to
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    the only thing you have to do remove the outer cv joint from the shaft is just roll up the boot, and get some snap ring pliers(it'll save you time and a headache) and just remove the circlip. also if you want when reinstalling the outer cv joint back in see if you can keep the boot on, so grease doesnt go flying everywhere
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    so i guess these are something we dont need when lowering?
    i'm going to put the 3" keys in and go maybe another 1"-1.5" in front. do you think i should remove these or will i be ok? also will i pass state inspection if these are removed?

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    Originally posted by Flim-jIM
    the only thing you have to do remove the outer cv joint from the shaft is just roll up the boot, and get some snap ring pliers(it'll save you time and a headache) and just remove the circlip. also if you want when reinstalling the outer cv joint back in see if you can keep the boot on, so grease doesnt go flying everywhere
    Some times the clips are hard to get to.

    As for the boot, why not leave it off and wipe the grease out of the hub. lol? U leave the boot on and it will flap around and spread more grease than anything else you could do.


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    I used a plasma cutter to trim the cv joint cup from the splined shaft, and then cleaned it up with a belt sander. A little lighter, and a lot cleaner.
    You can see part of what's left of the axle in this picture.
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    couldnt u just cut the bar out in the middle and keep the 2 i donno what u call them the things that bolt to ur wheel and the other side that goes into ur diffrencal.. well those couldnt just leave them in and cut the bar out of the middle of it.

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    I'm not sure how well that would work, but I'm pretty sure you couldn't cut through it with a saw. You would need to use a grinder with a cutoff wheel on it, and that might be difficult to fit in to get to the shaft.

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    but well when u removing the half shaft anyway its only to get rid of that bar anyway... casue u just keep the part that is attaced to the wheel and get rid of the rest of it right? but wont that casue all the grease and such in the diffrecntal to come out and be splashing all over the place?

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    Originally posted by Fletcher262
    I used a plasma cutter to trim the cv joint cup from the splined shaft, and then cleaned it up with a belt sander. A little lighter, and a lot cleaner.
    You can see part of what's left of the axle in this picture.
    i did the same thing, just didnt use a plasma cutter.
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    what i am trying to get at is that u only really need the part that is attached to the wheel to stay there right and the other half is the part that needs to be taken off?

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    yes...
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    what do you do with the hole by the differental? wont oil fly all over?

    will removing these cause any other problems?

    my halfshafts just took a dump, threw grease everywhere. do i need to get new ones and then split them apart? or can i take ther ones out now, remove whats needs t ocome out and put them back in?

    thanks for the help. im not the one doing this its my mechanic so im asking all the questions so i can print this out for him.

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    No,
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    and, ummm that wouldnt even apply.
    Last edited by Superbee; 04-26-2006 at 05:48 PM.


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    can i use the ones that are in there now and just remove the other part?

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    im lost


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