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Boot Slide mod. No more blowing cv boots.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 802YOTA, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    Those look like aftermarket/parts store axles I'm assuming? Since the shaft isn't green or blue like OEM ones

    The parts store axles use a boot material that sucks pretty bad, I've blown quite a few of them even when they weren't rubbing. Road debris would knick them easily
     
  2. Dec 7, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    Nah I only run OEM's. That color you don't see is because of that that thing in the NE we like to call "rust" :p

    So far the magical combination that always worked for me was OEM outer boots, SDHQ inners.

    This kit to be exact for the inners:

    https://sdhqoffroad.com/collections...placement-cv-boot-kits?variant=12249935740963

    But looking at that CV's that might be an OEM axle I never did the slide mod on. I never had issues until I got the coilovers with more droop. At this point I can't keep track of what are my used OEM's I did the slide on or didn't do it on. I do have a parts store axle in my OSK but never put it anywhere near the truck yet.
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    How many tubes of grease would it take per axle?
     
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    You mean filling those boots vs OEM style? Or in general? I have to look at my grease kits. I've done weird shit over the years, making my own blends, or using OEM packets. It takes less than you think since the tulip occupies a ton of space.
     
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    In general, just trying to get an idea of what I will need.
     
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    i mean the easy route is to just get an oem boot kit. Comes with the grease for both inner and outer, clamps and maybe a new c clip iirc. Since I’ll be rebuilding whatever this fucked one is I’ll do an inventory of what random grease I have too.
     
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    Any suggestions on what replacement CV axles to go with? Just got under my truck and the boots look to be cracking a bit. The inners look about the same on both sides. I would like to try to replace them in the next two weeks because I am home from school but I'm not in a huge rush past that because it doesn't look too bad. I drive maybe 50 miles a day hunting but no 4wd needed. I would plan to reboot OEM axles with whatever boots are recommended to keep for when/if replacements have issues but it looks like to me I could get away with OEM boots again because these seem like they just cracked from drying out. Also is there anything else I should do while I replace both CVs? I saw some stuff about diff seals but only if they were leaking. Where would I want to check this? There is nothing obvious. Thanks
    I was looking ant just getting two of one of these options:
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    Suspension is 883s and 5100s on first notch with arb no winch and~70 lb ifs skid
     
  8. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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    O'reilly's has some new high angle CV axles for our trucks that a few guys on here are running and seem to like, they are interesting looking... I'll probably try them out next time I need CVs

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/extended-travel-high-articulation-cv-from-o’reillys.674398/

    As far as aftermarket axles go they look promising. Other than that I would recommend going with rebuilt CVs from CVJ or direct from Toyota if you can find them in stock.
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2021 at 3:31 PM
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  10. Sep 25, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    Dumb question(s) coming…

    My inner DS boot is completely separated at the small end. I have replacement boot kits (after 3 years in a box, it is clear I will never replace/install them.)

    Does the boot actually turn/rotate with the axle either in 4wd or 2wd? Or is the greenish piece between the boots the axle or a sleeve over the axle?

    If it doesn’t rotate, couldn’t I just cut a new boot, wrap it around the old, add a couple zip ties and call it better than what it was?

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  11. Sep 25, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    The boot in question NEEDS replaced.
    The CV Axle needs to be removed to do this.

    This video should help you understand how and why things work.
     
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  12. Sep 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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    thanks, got it.

    i like this guy better…. I’ve no clicking and this boot has been in this condition for at least 3-5 years. :rofl:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-ofMoWsr0


    I’ll just go put that boot kit right back where I found it.
     
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