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Ek passenger axle problem!help

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hey k20 i just recently picked up a kswaped 97 civic coupe about 2 weeks ago, the day after i brought it home i was showing it off to all my friends and the passaenger side axlebroke(90mph)(the spindle came out of the inner and ripped the boot and the bearings flew out), well then my friend said to buy a rsx-s axle and use my outer from the axle that broke well i did and that axle had the same problem after about 2 blocks of driving(10mph), well then i did some research and people said to use a base rsx axle so i did and that lasted about 4 blocks and then the same problem(90mph), well now im waiting on a stock civic axle that my friend said should work, well anyways can anybody help me out by telling me what axle to use on the passanger side of my EK, without buying hasports.etc...(the first axle that came on the car is unknown but it is about 1/2"-1" longer then the rsxbase and rsx-s axle i bought. please help a fellow k-noob
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Are you putting enough grease inside the boot? Usually I pack my cv boots with grease. Check your local auto parts store for good cv boot grease.
ya i didnt even open them up the base model axle fit no prob. and the type-s i just put a gsr outter
Congrats on the buy. Just curious to know, what mounts are on it?
honestly dont know friend said their hasports but they dont say, ill post pics 2morow
if it helps i took pics of the mounts, anybody know what kind they are?hasports? (sorry if pics are too big)
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I have those same mounts. They are trash.
I use to rip boots all the time. Adding more grease extended the life span of my boots. But I'm still having the an issue with the driver side axle inner cv joint. The slpine breaks off and the broken spline piece gets stuck in the differential.
N/A street car with stock clutch and 11lb flywheel. Sounds like you may have an axle lenght issuse as well.
I can measure my passenger axle lenght on and post it. Whenever it decides to stop raining.

Don't be dumb like me. I suggest you get new mounts immediately.
im trying to not to put alot of money into it, i need to sell it soon, wife complains everyday because i bought the car so i just want to get the correct axle for it and sell it for a fam. car so if anybody wants to buy it pm me
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