I haven't had a problem with the CVs rubbing. However, they make contact with the upper fork when the wheel is hanging. I've considered devising a stop to limit the amount of hang, but haven't followed up on that thought. The other option would be to lower the front diff, as some have done. But that's easier to do with the non-american Sporties because one of the brackets is different. I'm a bit hesitant to go the route of lowering the diff, as I see it defeating the goal of gaining max clearance for the undercarriage. I'd rather have the inch or two of clearance and less articulation in the front end than knocking an aluminum axle housing on a rock. But that's just my opinion.

FYI: Rescue Tape can seal small holes in your CV boot. I used it to patch mine after discovering the limit of travel... the hard way... and it's holding up well. Definitely worth keeping a few rolls in you rig for emergency repairs on the trail. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />