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    Sway-a-way axle problems
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    I am helping a friend with rebuilding his buggy. We got a new pair of 28 spline Sway-a-way axles. Have 4 RCV Performance CV-joints. When we tried put the axles on the buggy we had problems getting the CV-joints to slide on to one side of each axle , they will slide on to the axle about 3/8 inch and stop, we had to use a hammer to get it off. We can get all 4 of the CV joints to slide on to one side of each axle, they slide on easy and will move on the spline very easy. When we try to slide any of the CV-joints on to the other side of the axle they go 3/8 inch on and lock solid on the axle, have to use a hammer to get them off.
    The dealer said to sand blast the spline area to get any coatings off, I also tried using a wire wheel on the spline. The sand blasting and the wire wheel had no effect.

    I know Sway-a-way is a big name in axles, do they make good stuff?

    On my buggy I used RCV Performance CV-joints and RCV Performance custom axles and every thing would side together very easy.

    Any body have any ideas of stuff I could do to get the CV-joint to slide onto the axle?
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    I know I've seen BDK refer to them as Stay-away.
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    That sounds like a manufacturing problem. I would want to return and swap for an axle that is made correctly!!
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    The suggested mods by the dealer sound like a good way for them to not accept a return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    I know I've seen BDK refer to them as Stay-away.

    That only apply's to there shocks.......

    Find somebody that can measure the minor and major diameter of the splines. This will tell you if they are out of tolerance or not. If they are out, call them and get a replacment set.
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    I stand corrected!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    To solve the problem I had to go to EMPI CVs on the end of the axle that the RCV Performance CVs would not side on to.

    I ordered the RCV Performance CVs to begin with because I had used there CVs and axles on my buggy and they worked great and I had no problems and they are American made. It took 12 weeks for them to make my custom axles.

    When I ordered the parts for my friends buggy he did not want to wait for axles to be made, so I ordered Sway-a-way axles.

    All 4 of the RCV Performance CVs fit fine on one end of each Sway-a-way axle, but will not fit on the other end of the axle. The EMPI CVs (China made) have a sloppier fit and will go onto the tight fitting end of the axle. I do not like to use stuff made in China in high stressed, loaded areas. I have seen other people buggies on this site use them and I do not see people complaining about them, so I hope it will work out OK.

    It seems Sway-a-way does not hold tight tolerances there axles.
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