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This might be in the wrong subforum, so sorry if it is...
Hi all,
So my FR axle has finally worn out and started leaking grease all over the place, so it's time to swap it out.
Does anyone have any recommendations on an aftermarket CV assembly that's better than stock, or should I just replace it with a new OEM one?


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I have only found one place that does HD front axle shafts for the commander, but you need to have a big wallet. https://www.rcvperformance.com/ultim...ferential.html

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Holy crap those are pricey!

I think I saw them on CarID too for about $2K.


I guess I'll stick with OEM CV's then...
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This might be in the wrong subforum, so sorry if it is...
Hi all,
So my FR axle has finally worn out and started leaking grease all over the place, so it's time to swap it out.
Does anyone have any recommendations on an aftermarket CV assembly that's better than stock, or should I just replace it with a new OEM one?


Cheers!
Personally, I'd stick with OEM parts, so long as you can find them, but, it's your call.


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Personally, I'd stick with OEM parts, so long as you can find them, but, it's your call.

Found these in stock for about $300 per side:
https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/o...QtN2wtdjgtZ2Fz
https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/o...QtN2wtdjgtZ2Fz


Is that reasonable?
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I think it is.


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I think it is.

Only thing that confuses me is that there are three part numbers (two for a left side and one for a right):
https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/a...ront-axle-scat


- (52104701AB) is "Left. With elect. diff. With electic limited slip."
- (52104590AA) is "Right. Without elect. diff. With electic limited slip."
- (52104591AB) is "Left. Without elect. diff. Without electic limited slip."


I was under the impression that both sides are the same, but now I'm confused and not sure which part I actually need to get...

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I think it is.

Only thing that confuses me is that there are three part numbers (two for a left side and one for a right):
https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/a...ront-axle-scat


- (52104701AB) is "Left. With elect. diff. With electic limited slip."
- (52104590AA) is "Right. Without elect. diff. With electic limited slip."
- (52104591AB) is "Left. Without elect. diff. Without electic limited slip."


I was under the impression that both sides are the same, but now I'm confused and not sure which part I actually need to get...
QDII diff is different size than QTI & II so CVs are different sizes too.

Count your rear diff cover bolts. If you have 12, you have QDII with elect diff / limited slip.

And...both sides are not the same regardless of diff type...

If you tackle this yourself, your strut lower fork bolts might give you problems. You'll have to remove them to get the CVs out.

I had to cut mine out and replaced the LCAs as well.

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QDII diff is different size than QTI & II so CVs are different sizes too.

Count your rear diff cover bolts. If you have 12, you have QDII with elect diff / limited slip.

And...both sides are not the same regardless of diff type...

If you tackle this yourself, your strut lower fork bolts might give you problems. You'll have to remove them to get the CVs out.

I had to cut mine out and replaced the LCAs as well.
Thanks for the info! I have a QT-II (10 bolt and the 4.7 V8 was QT-II), so I guess I need to find both a left and a right without an electric diff and without a limited slip...
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Thanks for the info! I have a QT-II (10 bolt and the 4.7 V8 was QT-II), so I guess I need to find both a left and a right without an electric diff and without a limited slip...
Your factory build sheet would also give you that information if you were unsure;

To get the factory build sheet for your Commander enter your VIN here:

https://fcacommunity.force.com/RAM/s/equipment-listing

The factory build sheet will list all of the factory options & optional preferred equipment packages that your vehicle had installed from the factory when it was built.

In any event; if you don't mind, please list the correct parts numbers for the CV Axles when you find them; Thanks.


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