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Constant Velocity/CV Axles

Constant velocity axles, often just called CV axles, and sometimes drive axles or half shafts, allow for two points of a rotating axle to be in different, changing positions.

Differences Between Driveshaft & CV Axle Designs

While the bending points on a driveshaft are usually bare, CV axle bending points are ball joints encased in a rubber boot containing grease.

CV Axles