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anyone ever dislodge CV boot caused by a lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Priddle, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Priddle

    Priddle [OP] And now for something completely different....

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    I posted this earlier..
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...le-dislodge-cv-boot-when-swapping-struts.html

    but the guys at the garage said the lift may be to blame, ie the angles of the CV axles strain the boot and it slips off. They also noted the other boot was coming off. The other one seemed fine when I was under looking but what do I know.

    Anywho, is that common? for a lifted truck to later dislodge CV boots? I even have the differential drop so the angle of the axles isn't that bad really.

    It's :rain: outside now so I can't get a good pic to post. But I looked at my angles and they seemed reasonable compared to others without the drop kit from pics I've seen online.

    Anyone experience problems with boots after installing 5100s?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    The angles aren't bad enough to pull a CV boot off.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    It depends.... If the clamps are loose to begin with and once you lift the truck, it'll be easier for them to pop off because they're loose. Having a lift won't cause the boots to pop off if the clamps are tight.

    I've never heard of anyone popping boots off..... lift or no lift.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    sloppyjoe

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    I have not had my Tacoma long so my experience is limited, but I will say when we took the front axle out of mine the CV's had to be removed and I don't see the boot just slipping off. Maybe if it is not done right to start with but not if its right, they are quite tight. JOE>
     
  5. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    I know it doesn't help you any, but crap like this is why I now recommend to folks *modifyiing* their trucks to DIY.

    Modification from stock configuration leaves way too much to interpretation and way too much room for weasel behavior.

    "Oh, it's not OUR fault; the evil nasty angled lift you had us install changed your angles so radically that now the boots slide right off the axles."

    Good luck, brother.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    I would have liked to have done it myself but circumstances are against me at present. Out doing a big mechanical job in your driveway while on a work ease-back program after being on sick leave for 7 months would not have been a good idea. lol

    But going forward no more garages. I have enough tools in my shed to tear apart a jet engine I'd say...I want to use them lol
     
  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Oh good lord yes. The troubles you're having now are *nothing* compared to where you'd be if the workers-comp investigators :spy: were breathing down your neck holding covert photos of you installing shocks! :eek:
     
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