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Old 02-21-2011, 07:16 PM
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ok I just saw the article in toyota mag that made it sound like he rebuilds for free i have never asked him though
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:24 PM
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you are correct he doesnt do it for free its 50 bucks
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:16 AM
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Alright. I talked to Bobby Long and he said that they have adjusted their heat treating to make their joints wear longer but still not explode (his words). He told me that he has a guy in Australia who has 80k miles on the new joint with no clicking. Sounds promising.

Then I talked to CVJ in Denver about rebuilding. They said they do new internals (balls, star and cage) and get rid of the wear grooves. They were a little vague as to how they do it, said it was a proprietary process. He did tell me that they don't weld and regrind. I reckon that they regrind and use oversize balls similar to how Long does his rebuilds. I asked about a warranty and they do one year parts and labor. Then I asked what kind of life I could expect out of them and they said that they "should be good for another couple hundred thousand, as long as you don't do anything crazy". Cost is $149 per birf. Turn around is a few hours.

I have decided to go with the rebuild. I guess that makes me the club guinea pig on this, since I know of no one else that has gone this route. I plan on taking them down today, so if anybody has any experience with these rebuilts please let me know - good OR bad.
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could you take some good before and after pics?
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Good news. Glad you found a solution.

Re-assembly Saturday?
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Cool!! Glad you are moving forward with it.

For that amount of money I would have probably gone down the same road.
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Measure the balls before and after too, to prove your theory out
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could you take some good before and after pics?
Yes please.. and maybe some measurements of the housing too? Not sure you can craft a way to measure the wall thickness at the balls, between the balls, etc. but that would be interesting data to know.
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Yes please.. and maybe some measurements of the housing too? Not sure you can craft a way to measure the wall thickness at the balls, between the balls, etc. but that would be interesting data to know.
I don't have a micrometer or caliper or anything to measure accurately. Martin, do you have such? I can get pics no problem.

Also, Martin, I am planning on re-assembly on Saturday. Wanna play?
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