Dmax CV

Jackolux

Active Member
#1
Managed to break a CV yesterday, I was very surprised how easily it broke , are DMax CV's known to be a problem .
I will be looking to get a non genuine CV any idea where the best place to get one , is it possible to get a stronger one
A mate and I were having a great day 4wheelin until a loud crunch , bugger , ended up doing a lot of winching , at least the new winch works well

Jacko
 

Towie

Moderator
#2
Im not much help but have seen a few on the tracks being pushed what i call fairly hard and didnt break whe i thought they might.
 

mac_man_luke

Well-Known Member
#3
I think its a case of them being weakened then breaking.

After my experience with aftermarket CVs i would be very careful with anything aftermarket.

If you can get a diff drop its a wise investment.
 

Jackolux

Active Member
#4
Yep mac_man , I think I will look into a diff drop , my suspension hasn't been lifted , well that's not really true it's a long story , I will try and make it short
I had a GVM upgrade before first rego , that was January this year , supposed to be a 35mm lift with the front springs for Bar and Winch .
Well the back came up a hell of a lot more than 35mm
But the front sagged down to 10mm above std , without a Bar and Winch , the BS the company spun me you would not believe .
Anyway I fitted a Bar and Winch just last week and guess what , my front is now 10mm below what it was with Std suspension
I have been talking to the company that supplied the suspension and the dealer that fitted it ,bloody hell talk about get stuffed around .
I do intend to get it right even if I have to do it myself and will then look at a diff drop .
Mac_man can I ask what issues you have had with aftermarket CV's .
I had a aftermarket in my Hilux it was ok and I know of others that have been ok .
A mate did a CV in his Dmax last Easter, genuine Isuzu cv $1070 , aftermarket $260 , he took the $260 option .
Regards Jacko .
 

underdog

Well-Known Member
#6
Yep mac_man , I think I will look into a diff drop , my suspension hasn't been lifted , well that's not really true it's a long story , I will try and make it short
I had a GVM upgrade before first rego , that was January this year , supposed to be a 35mm lift with the front springs for Bar and Winch .
Well the back came up a hell of a lot more than 35mm
But the front sagged down to 10mm above std , without a Bar and Winch , the BS the company spun me you would not believe .
Anyway I fitted a Bar and Winch just last week and guess what , my front is now 10mm below what it was with Std suspension
I have been talking to the company that supplied the suspension and the dealer that fitted it ,bloody hell talk about get stuffed around .
I do intend to get it right even if I have to do it myself and will then look at a diff drop .
Mac_man can I ask what issues you have had with aftermarket CV's .
I had a aftermarket in my Hilux it was ok and I know of others that have been ok .
A mate did a CV in his Dmax last Easter, genuine Isuzu cv $1070 , aftermarket $260 , he took the $260 option .
Regards Jacko .
If you can get part numbers, use amayama.com as they're genuine parts at a ridiculous percentage of genuine prices. Either that or call around local parts shops quoting genuine parts, until you find one that parallel imports. Saved myself $400 on a genuine intercooler and $700 on genuine aircon condenser this way.
 
#8
Yep mac_man , I think I will look into a diff drop , my suspension hasn't been lifted , well that's not really true it's a long story , I will try and make it short
I had a GVM upgrade before first rego , that was January this year , supposed to be a 35mm lift with the front springs for Bar and Winch .
Well the back came up a hell of a lot more than 35mm
But the front sagged down to 10mm above std , without a Bar and Winch , the BS the company spun me you would not believe .
Anyway I fitted a Bar and Winch just last week and guess what , my front is now 10mm below what it was with Std suspension
I have been talking to the company that supplied the suspension and the dealer that fitted it ,bloody hell talk about get stuffed around .
I do intend to get it right even if I have to do it myself and will then look at a diff drop .
Mac_man can I ask what issues you have had with aftermarket CV's .
I had a aftermarket in my Hilux it was ok and I know of others that have been ok .
A mate did a CV in his Dmax last Easter, genuine Isuzu cv $1070 , aftermarket $260 , he took the $260 option .
Regards Jacko .

Makes you wonder, why would you'd stick with an original if they don't hold up.. I've said this before, my 04 Hilux has had some punishment over the years and I'm still on original cv's. The saying they don't make them like they used too is certainly ringing true.. I'd by third party like from Snake Racing if they have them.

Goodluck
 

Jackolux

Active Member
#10
Giving where I'm heading in few weeks you have put the wind up me jacko.
Cheers Warren
Yeah Warren , I feel the same , I should have a new Non genuine CV tomorrow , about $190 I think . I think I might carry a spare and the necessary tools to change it for any big trips .
I used to carry a complete front strut for the Hilux after breaking two of em , one was in the Simpson , I was lucky enough to get one to fit from Barney at Birdsville Auto .
Catch ya Jacko
 

Jackolux

Active Member
#13
Just a bit of a update , I got a new CV from Bursons Tuesday morning $188 , had the Ute back on the road Tuesday arvo.
I had never changed a CV before that's why I wanted to have a go . It's doable in the bush if you had to .
I pulled the old one apart , well the wheel end fell apart when I removed the rubber boot , the top joint if you needed to remove it ion the road to drive in 2wd , all you would need to do would be cut the rubber boot , there is only a thin wire clip holding it in , flick it out with a small screw driver, pull it out , that would leave the cup on the front diff so you would not lose any oil and off ya go.
 
#14
Just a bit of a update , I got a new CV from Bursons Tuesday morning $188 , had the Ute back on the road Tuesday arvo.
I had never changed a CV before that's why I wanted to have a go . It's doable in the bush if you had to .
I pulled the old one apart , well the wheel end fell apart when I removed the rubber boot , the top joint if you needed to remove it ion the road to drive in 2wd , all you would need to do would be cut the rubber boot , there is only a thin wire clip holding it in , flick it out with a small screw driver, pull it out , that would leave the cup on the front diff so you would not lose any oil and off ya go.
Its a great idea to fix your vehicle yourself if you can and understand how things work, so when it turns to crap out there you can nut things out so you don't cause more damage..

Cheers
 

Jackolux

Active Member
#15
I had my 10k , service done last week , I asked about a warranty claim on my CV , just because I was there
I was told Isuzu won't warranty a CV, they also said another broken CV claim had been denied because he was Four Wheel Driving , WTF ......
 
#16
Think about it.
If they covered ONE claim for a CV while 4wding.
They'd have to cover every one that was broken in the first 5 yrs. Forever.
and everybody would go stupid. Knowing they were covered. Your fault or not.

Same as Toyota 100 front suspensions. CV's. Pistons. Injectors, etc. etc.
They'd go broke.
They've recalled more vehicle so far, than they manufactured totally last yr..
 

Jackolux

Active Member
#19
There are a couple of reasons why the latest model Dmax breaks CV's so easily, lifted suspension doesn't help , but it's not the only cause .
 
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