Lowering car = blown axles?

  1. Mannyp93

    Mannyp93 Senior Member

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    Saw someone on Facebook that stated he installed Eibach springs around 3k miles and now at 13k miles both his front axles and cv boots are blown. Does it depend on how low you go? coilovers vs springs? I have Ksport coilovers so i'm rather concerned now that my car is a ticking time bomb.
     
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    Nah, lowering your car won't suddenly blow your axles.

    The guy probably hit something.
     
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    another person here with coilovers that slammed his ride. his boots were ripped after a while
     
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    I agree with maaaaackle. I had a fairly low integra for 3 years and did not break any axles. Poor street conditions will definitely wear suspension out faster.
     
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    What would deem you being slammed? Is this slammed?
     
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    Installer probably f*cked them up during the install. I've run coilovers and bags on numerous cars with no issues at all. My EVO had bags for 50k miles with no issues. Switched back to coilovers and am currently at 120K miles with no issues and it's running 400wtq all day every day.
     
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    the dude on Facebook did not break his axel.. he just ripped his cv boot thats all..
     
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    Only one way to find out. Let us know your results !
     
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    There's an optimum range for suspension geometry. Generally, slamming the car exceeds that range. Thus, the axle/CV/etc are not designed to operate in that range. I've seen cars that slammed to the point that the tires do not even get a full contact patch (outside of the tires is lifted from the road).....don't complain about your tire wear if you are doing that...
     
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    This is exactly correct. When you drop (and for that matter, lift) your car aggressively, you're always putting additional stress on the suspension components and putting them in positions (angles) they were not designed to operate at. Obviously there's a difference between lowering an inch or lowering 4 inches. You still stress the suspension and it'll wear earlier than normal, but the more aggressive the drop the sooner parts will show wear. Obviously, driving style and road conditions will also play a factor.
     
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