What is a CV Shaft?

Pedders CV Shafts

With the majority of vehicles on our roads today being either front wheel drive or all wheel drive, CV shafts which are the drive shafts that carry the power from the engine and transmission to the wheels are one of the most common components requiring replacement.

Pedders comprehensive range of new replacement CV Shafts are supplied with Constant Velocity Joints (or CV joints). CV Joints allow a rotating shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational velocity, without an appreciable increase in friction or play. They are mainly used in front wheel drive and all wheel drive cars. However, rear wheel drive cars with independent rear suspensions typically use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle half shafts.

There are two basic applications of CV joints, one near the wheel called the outboard joint and the other close to the transaxle known as the inboard joint.

They are also categorized according to there operating requirements. If a CV joint is fixed and does not move in or out with movements of the driveshaft it is known as a fixed CV joint. If the joint does move in and out, usually up to 40mm, it is known as a plunging CV joint.

Generally speaking, outboard CV joints are fixed and inboard CV joints are plunging. There are exceptions to this however there must be at least one plunging CV joint in every drive shaft.

Considering their design and the constant loads they bear, its not surprising that CV joints have a limited life and are particularly prone to accelerated wear due to contamination.

Replace your CV joints for better performance and more torque

CV shafts are the drive shafts that carry the power from the engine and transmission to the wheels. Considering their design and the constant loads they bear, it’s not surprising that CV joints and components have a limited life and are particularly prone to accelerated wear due to contamination.

Mainly used in front wheel drive and all-wheel drive cars, CV joints allow a rotating shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at a constant rotational velocity, without an appreciable increase in friction or play. Rear wheel drive cars with independent rear suspension may also use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle half shafts.

Whether you need a fixed CV joint or a plunging CV joint, Pedders Suspension is the expert team of mechanics that are happy to assist you in either replacing or fixing your parts, at great prices.

Buy Pedders CV boots, axles and more to ensure a long and trouble-free performance

Pedders Suspension is the leading CV driveshaft supplier that offers a comprehensive range of new replacement CV Shafts, Joints, Axles and Boots for your vehicle. With splines machined to OE specifications and all shafts including zinc coating, your joints will resist friction and wear.

Call your local Pedders Suspension today for the cost of repairing or replacing your CV shafts.