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CVJ Axles Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I tell if my axles are OEM or Aftermarket?
    • If you have a Toyota truck look under FAQ Toyota Truck
    • For newer cars, if the outer CV boot is hard plastic (hard to squeeze) it is likely OEM. Virtually all Aftermarket axles have all rubber boots.
    • Send us a picture.
    • Once you receive our axles compare them to your cores.
  • Do you install axles and racks in the vehicle?
    We don’t work on vehicles. We are a manufacturing company.
  • I hear a clicking sound when I accelerate on a left turn.  Which axle is bad?
    Usually it is the axle on the side you are turning towards.
    Left Turn = Driver side; Right Turn = Passenger Side. There are a few exceptions.
  • Where are you located? What is your address?
    Our address is:

    CVJ Axles
    4101 Brighton Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80216

    A few blocks South of I70 on the West side of Brighton, next to Pepsi.
    (iPhone maps are wrong)

  • Where do I send my cores back?
    Ship them to us at via UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.:
    CVJ Axles
    4101 Brighton Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80216
    Please include your name and phone number (or copy of the invoice) in the box.
  • I need axles for my daily driver, how can I minimize the down time?
    • Some axles we stock and they can be shipped out the same day or the next day.
    • For many axles we have all the parts and can assemble them and ship them the next day.
    • If you send us your axles they normally ship out the next day or the one after.
    • Truck axles normally take 2 days.
    • Race Prep Axles normally take 4-5 days, but can be done quicker.
    • Add shipping to that which varies by location.
  • Can I upgrade the grease?
    All our greases are made in the USA. Our normal grease is one of the best 3% Moly greases.
    We offer two upgrades for grease. Both are fully synthetic greases with high moly and other friction modifiers and ideally suited for performance CVs. We have race tested them and they are superior.

    • Our best grease is used mainly for extreme conditions and racing.
    • Our high performance grease is used where the standard moly won’t do (daily driver / race cars or offroad).
    • Or send us your preferred grease for a small extra fee. Caulking style tubes please.
  • Do your axles come with grease and assembled ready to install?
    Yes. CVJ Axles and racks are fully assembled and ready to install.
  • Can I order online?
    We are not set up to offer that at this time. We offer more personalized service.
  • How long does it take to get an axle?
    • Some axles we stock and they can be shipped out the same day or the next day.
    • For many axles we have all the parts and can assemble them and ship them the next day.
    • If you send us your axles they normally ship out the next day or the one after.
    • Truck axles normally take 2 days.
    • Race Prep Axles normally take 4-5 days, but can be done quicker.
    • Add shipping to that which varies by location.
  • I sent my cores back when will I receive my deposit refund?
    Once we receive the core it can take us up to 1 day to check it in and we issue a credit by the next day. Please note that the banks can take up to 3 days to process the refund.
  • Here is how it works in most situations:
    • If we don’t have your axle or rack on the shelf, we build it within a couple of days.
    • We ship you the axle or rack.
    • You swap out the bad one for CVJ’s part. You only work on the vehicle once.
    • You ship back the core (OEM only). (You pay shipping)
    • We check in the core and refund your deposit.
  • How can I tell if my axles are OEM or Aftermarket?
    • If you have a Toyota truck look under FAQ Toyota Truck
    • For newer cars, if the outer CV boot is hard plastic (hard to squeeze) it is likely OEM. Virtually all Aftermarket axles have all rubber boots.
    • Send us a picture.
    • Once you receive our axles compare them to your cores.
  • What or whose axles should I buy?
    Here is how we categorize axles and racks.

    • Best – OEM New (Original Equipment Manufacturer) – High $$$
    • Better – CVJ Remanufactured CV Axle – Great Quality/ Good $
    • Poor – New Part Store/ Aftermarket/ Chinese – Inferior quality & fit
    • Worst – Lazy Rebuilt – Unacceptably poor
    • Make sure they are Original Manufacturer – even some dealerships sell aftermarket new.
    • We think this choice makes the most sense.
    • If price is paramount you might want to keep your OEM cores.
    • What can we say. You might be missing dust shields and other components.