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Old 14th March 2017, 01:50 PM
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Our OEM inner cv's accept an angle of 25 which is enough with a 2" lift but sometimes you might have an issue at full droop while turning the steering wheel at maximum angle.

I needed more angle on the front inner cv's since I installed the HotBits coilovers so I opted for the Heri's but after 2 years of use, not abuse, they are starting to have a lot of play.

I am now looking for new cv axles and found GKN makes aftermarket inner cv's with 31 angle and 50mm plunge (DO) but am waiting an answer if they have them for our Subarus. It would be great as only the inner cv's would have to be swapped.

http://www.gknservice.com/gb/passeng...ty_joints.html
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That's a good find!
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After a few mails...these inner cv's are no more in production
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Disappointing!
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I haven't heard of any aftermarket axles that last. You've been lucky to get 2 years from your HERI, many people have gotten only a few 100kms from them! Good idea, horrible Chinese quality

I always recommend OEM axles & OEM boots. They seem to last the longest on lifted Subies
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Finally, I found some compatible CV axles for the SF Forester !

Subaru has them ! The Subaru SVX 3.3 front axles are nearly plug and play, they are much larger, have a little less plunge (40mm vs 45mm) but I think it should be fine as I think they are ball type and not tripod type, and can take an angle of 30. As the outer CV joint is larger too, the dust seal on the wheel hub has to be changed for a smaller one, or change the outer CV's with standard Subaru (Forester, Legacy, Impreza...)

I have one and need another one...calling all the wreckers of Switzerland !
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Have 2 SVX axles, will do the swap next week
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Pulled the SVX front axles apart, they have the tripod design.

I wanted to keep the outer Forester cv joint and the shaft but the splines are different/not compatible so I'll keep the whole SVX axle.

Two options : change the wheel bearing seal for a bigger ID (+3mm) or call my friend that helped me for the 1,59:1 low range and take 3mm off of the SVX outer cv joint. I chose the 2nd solution so I can also fit the Heri's or the oem Forester axles.

When the SVX inner cv is at full extension, it can take an angle of 32 vs 26 for the Forester SF inner cv. I actually need 28 with the HotBits at full extension.

Just waiting for my friend to machine the outer cv's...
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Machining done !

Will reassemble the axles and do the swap next week.
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Did the swap today !

Everything went nice until I tried to rotate the wheels at full extension. Because the tripod is larger and the whole SVX axle is 1cm longer compressed than the SF axle it comes at full bump in the cv joint.

The solution should be to swap the SF "A" arms for SG's as they are 1 cm longer...will try to find those next week !
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