I think its crazy people think I’m taking this seriously. pAP you used factory clamps instead of hose clamps that's part of the reason your boot slipped, because you can only go so tight with those (just like you said). Its also okay to cut into the boot a little, I feel like you guys think if the boot gets cut into the world is over. It’s a rubber boot who cares if you have to tighten it down and cut into it a little bit. Don’t go cutting the thing in half obviously.
In almost all my posts I have said that I don't care if you use sealant or not, do what floats your boat they way I see it no one has really won yet and its probably best if we leave it that way as no one including me have been able to prove a solid point with factual evidence proving sealant or no sealant. I keep beating the dead horse because I do not think its necessary, my truck is proof its not necessary. If sealant give you peace of mind...SEAL THAT SOM BITCH UP!!!!!!! I really do not care just voicing my opinion.
I'm sorry if I hurt any cyber feelings
Now that has been said…I keep “going” with this because I have yet to see a reason to use sealant other than “..well I used it and nothing happened so you should too” I have tried to at least explain
why I believe you shouldn’t use it and no one has really tried to prove me wrong other than telling me about their personal experience. In retro spec nothing beats experience, nothing. I feel it didn’t work for pAP because he didn’t use the hose clamps. If you want to use factory clamps and sealant go ahead if you use hose clamps you wont need sealant, my truck is proof, my dads truck is proof as are many other trucks here on Tacoma world. All done sorry guys