Cv axle issues on lifted tahoe

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Worth a shot imo
best case it works, worst case he has to still de crank a little, but also got rid of the cv spacers
 

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As the others have said, angles at 6"+ is TOO much. You either need to lower the torsion bars or drop the differential and the rack and pinion as your tie rods are also at bad angles. Anything over 2-3" and the whole front end geometry is thrown all outta wack. Don't get me wrong, many do it but wonder why they are replacing parts way more often than others. And you REALLY don't want to have front end parts break on highways as that can end you and others lives.
 
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Brian...are you driving on dry pavement with your 4wd engaged? I don't know how you would hear the front tires chirping unless four wheel drive was engaged...Also, I installed Extended travel CV axles from NAPA for my '04 with 6" lift because I have aftermarket Upper control arms and the droop can be fatal for stock CV joints at full droop. To alleviate this I installed (2) Extended travel CV axles from NAPA ….but I ordered 2008 Tahoe CVs because they are longer and it allowed me to ditch the 2” CV spacers that came with the lift (kept the current ones as spares). I think one day I will end up on a trail at full droop and I want everything to stay together. Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I also have my stock keys turned up and am loathe to turn them down more. I haven't broken anything but I also haven't played in the dirt yet...I installed the lift myself back in Sept. 2022.
 
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The 2008 axles under my 2004 Tahoe…no spacers!!

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For those of you reading this and wanting a 6" lift, go with a kit that drops your diff!
 

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nevermind! didnt realize you were also the previous post saying which lol

looks like a lot of angle, but no issues?
No issues but I haven’t been in the dirt yet. I have my stock keys up pretty high but like I said….I use the Extended Travel NAPA CV on both sides; so I have an additional 1” of articulation whereas the conventional CV axle would pull apart.

My NAPA axles can extend up to an 1.5” minus the half inch for difference between 2008 length and the total 2004 length plus CV spacer. So an effective 1” of travel beyond what you guys have…so I think I’m safe running higher angles. If I get out on trail and break one then, InshaAllah I’ll add limit straps.
 

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