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New HD Front Springs... broken CV both sides. RElated?

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I installed new heavy duty ESI SUSPENSION SPRING - HEAVY DUTY - WE320010 on the front of my 2017 570. It lifted it significantly. a few rides later I noticed no AWD and saw the front axels spinning. I've puled them of and the CV joints are destroyed. Before I go put new axels in, I'm wondering if the lift from the springs could have been the cause? If so, do I need to do something to limit the lift? Or does this happen to be coincidence as I see there seems to be a lot of broken CV issues.
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Technically the stiffer springs are not supposed to wear any components any sooner than OEM. The idea behind the springs is that they are stiffer, so compress less under load than stock. However the geometry and range of motion on the axles remains the same. Yes they will be at an increased angle, however within the allowable OEM working limits. When you add a bracket lift, you are actually changing the original geometry which results in premature wear.
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