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Old 10-01-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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So, I'm quite low on my '15 WRX and understand that this causes the CV boot to tear. I'm curious to know if there is anything to prevent this from happening? I do not want to raise the car, and I don't plan on purchasing bags for at least six months. Is there any modification/adjustment I can purchase or do to prevent the CV boot from tearing after prolonged wear? Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Quickest mod/adjustment that comes to mind...

...adjust your ride height.

Or tear your cv boots.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:26 PM   #3
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its too low

you wont have any suspension travel....but that aint k00

ya got sweetnessinFAIL, there, bub
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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much low; so perform!
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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So does anyone actually have useful information with regard to my question?
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:58 AM   #6
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So does anyone actually have useful information with regard to my question?

Your question was already answered, it just isn't what you want to hear. Don't be dense.


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Old 10-02-2014, 03:02 AM   #7
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when the current ones go out, get reman ones with lifetime warranty.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #8
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when the current ones go out, get reman ones with lifetime warranty.
Do you have a link? I've never heard of "reman".
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:10 AM   #9
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Do you have a link? I've never heard of "reman".
re-manufactured axle.

And a lifetime warranty probably applies to part replacement only and perhaps after send them the bad part. Who will take the worn part out and put the replacement in? Doubt a warranty applies to wear items like a cv boot.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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Not only can be being low quickly wreck the boots, it can also also be hell on the CV joints themselves and worst case, could lead to the axle actually pulling out of the differential. Show us pics on how low you are.

FYI - get under the car and look at the front control arm. If it's not angled downward (outside lower than inside) or at least horizontal with the body, then you're in the possible danger zone.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:23 AM   #11
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So does anyone actually have useful information with regard to my question?
yeah...its too low

VERY simple.

THAT is the MOST useful information you can possibly get.

sell the s000baru00 and get a civic or an srt4 or a prius.....they LOVE to be slammed

s00bar00z do NOT like being slammed
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:35 AM   #12
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A brand new 2015 WRX too....
What a shame.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:05 AM   #13
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Not only can be being low quickly wreck the boots, it can also also be hell on the CV joints themselves and worst case, could lead to the axle actually pulling out of the differential. Show us pics on how low you are.

FYI - get under the car and look at the front control arm. If it's not angled downward (outside lower than inside) or at least horizontal with the body, then you're in the possible danger zone.
It's hard to tell what the angle is because you can't look under there. I don't know how I can tell at what point the control arms are angled horizontally. Here is a picture:

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Old 10-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #14
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #15
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Yeah, I'm not that low.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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Yeah, I'm not that low.
low enough to rip up cv boots....whats the diff
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:37 AM   #17
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Is there any modification/adjustment I can purchase or do to prevent the CV boot from tearing after prolonged wear?
Well there is that one thing. Where you move and reweld all the suspension pickup points and power-train mounting points so the axles line up nice.

Or you could raise the car up.

Or you could learn to rebuild your own axles.

Or you could setup a personal savings account to save money to have your mechanic replace your axles every other oil change.
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:40 AM   #18
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Well there is that one thing. Where you move and reweld all the suspension pickup points and power-train mounting points so the axles line up nice.

Or you could raise the car up.

Or you could learn to rebuild your own axles.

Or you could setup a personal savings account to save money to have your mechanic replace your axles every other oil change.
Can you tell me more about moving and rewelding the pickup point? Can tuner shops do that?
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:54 AM   #19
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You are definitely determined to permanently ruining your brand new car, hilarious.



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Old 10-05-2014, 12:08 PM   #20
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OP. No, you can't avoid tearing a CV boot.

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Old 10-05-2014, 12:39 PM   #21
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Can you tell me more about moving and rewelding the pickup point? Can tuner shops do that?
Sure. It's a process where you move the entire power train up inside the chassis. This will require extensive reworking of the entire chassis to get everything to fit. Or to put it another way you'd be doing a "body drop" except with a unibody car.

And, no, a tuner shop could not do this. You'd need to look for a full fabrication shop. One with years of experience. Ballpark guess: that this amount of work would cost you $15,000 - $20,000.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:38 PM   #22
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Sure. It's a process where you move the entire power train up inside the chassis. This will require extensive reworking of the entire chassis to get everything to fit. Or to put it another way you'd be doing a "body drop" except with a unibody car.

And, no, a tuner shop could not do this. You'd need to look for a full fabrication shop. One with years of experience. Ballpark guess: that this amount of work would cost you $15,000 - $20,000.
Well damn, that's just a smidge out of my budget. Thanks for the info, though!
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:16 PM   #23
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or you could grow up and realize that spending all yer munny on tryin to BUY 'c00l' never works and when you look back at this in 10 or so years, you will see how ****ing stupid you ARE

now
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:59 AM   #24
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or you could grow up and realize that spending all yer munny on tryin to BUY 'c00l' never works and when you look back at this in 10 or so years, you will see how ****ing stupid you ARE

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Lol, you seem angry about your mistakes.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #25
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Does anyone make an air ride system for the 15's yet? That would seemingly provide a solution as it would allow you to sit low and stanced or whatever you call it and still be able to raise it up to a drivable height when needed.

Uncle Scotty is telling you that you are too low. And you are. Trust me, it's not worth the hassle of looking cool or sweet or whatever. That said, if you continue down this path, just be prepared to fork over whatever excess maintenance costs are caused by the car's current ride height. Pay to play.
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