Rick,AmazonRacing said:We have the heavy duty shafts only from the Drive Shaft Shop also but they are just the shafts. The CV joints and cages can fail also. Also the stub end is a major problem also. The reason I went this route is of the extreme duty shafts, cv's, inner joints, cages and ends. This setup is complete. When you get just the shafts there is alot of labor involved. The complete set is just a bolt in that most anybody can do. I listened to what Joe Lynch said to me and went from there. He knows these IRS systems and all that can fail.
I just replaced a rear diff on an 03. It is very easy to get the halfshafts out. They do no not have C-clips inwhich you have to remove the cover to"pop" them out.
The inner cv joint has a locking clip on the end on the splines,that can be popped out with a pry bar.
You will need to remove the brake caliper and disconect the e-brake cable and pull it out of the way. Disconect the tie rod end,remove ONLY the lower spindle bolt(the upper bolt has a cam on it for alignment purposes,if you remove it without marking the position the rear alignment wil be off)
After you remove the lower spindle bolt, you will be able to pull the spindle out and upward. This is the time you would want to use the prybar on the inner joint to pop it out(be aware of the abs sensor ring)You will need 2 people for this(one to pop out the joint,other to manuever the spindle. You will have to pull back on the spindle a good amount, but it will come out.
When the inner joint comes out of the diff housing, then loosen the nut on the outer joint. you then should have enough room to push the halfshaft out of the spindle and manuever it from under the car. .
sorry so long, hope that gives you an idea. Any questions just contact me
Wow those are nice looking, do they make any for other models?BlownCobra said:I saw the shafts Jim is talking about... all I can say is they look solid
The axle bars made from 300M with special double temper and heat treat.
Call Mustang Magic...they can help ASAP