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Boot Slide mod. No more blowing cv boots.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 802YOTA, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. wolfgang123

    wolfgang123 Well-Known Member

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    i just removed my clamps,,, got some pimping hose clamps and pulled the boot down the shaft ....tighten the shit out of it with your hose clamps and 10,000 miles later i am still good and i my cv boot fins dont rub anymore...
     
  2. DAMNDUKE

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    So you used the old boot and clamped it down. But did you take your cvs apart to put the old boot on? I have 2 brand new Cv shafts that I'm putting in my truck and the boots are already assembled. I was going to unclamp the new boots slide them down, cut what I need from the old one, then make another cut so I can just POP it over the shaft and clamp it. I don't think there should be any problem with doing it that way.
     
  3. wolfgang123

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    take your new cv axles and trash the clips on the upper boot on the lower portion of the boot. (confusing sorry).... you have your upper boot with 2 clamps and your lower boot with 2 clamps...take the smaller "shaft clamp" off the upper boot on the cv axle slide it ("it" being the boot) down the shaft till you think your fins have a large enough gap between each other then tighten the shit out of it with a hose clamp inplace of the original upper boot lower clamp spot.... (again if that makes any sence)....this is what i did and it has worked great.
     
  4. VirginiaBound

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    Where is the best place to get a hose clamp the correct size? Would an auto parts store have what I'm looking for?
     
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    nah forget them just put that wagoneer axle under it
     
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    i see what your saying. would a regular hose clamp like this work?
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...&sa=X&ei=fD5MTqLDJIzrgQfvyI1z&ved=0CGwQ8gIwAw#

    or is there something more heavy duty needed?
     
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    I did this today, love it! My inside boots rub no more!
     
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    I need to do this. My fins are rubbing bad...but i am still lost on what to do exactly...
     
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    Just get hose clamps, loosen your cv boot and slide it down the axle until the fins don't touch then tighten them down with the hose clamp.
     
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    :thumbsup: cool I think ill do that then asap. What size should I get of you know...
     
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    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    I just went to Auto Zone and eye-balled it. :)

    I've been almost 900 miles and no slips yet.
     
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    I did the mod today on the inner boots, works well and fins are not touching anymore.

    Like somebody else in this thread mentioned earlier, how about the outer boots? Shouldn't those be done as well?
     
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    thats the thing i was wondering about. will this method eventually allow the clamp to slip back down the axle?
     
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    i have a 3" lift and the fins on the outter boots are not touching. its just the inners.
     
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    If you seal them up with rtv sealant and really clamp them down tight, they aren't going anywhere
     
  18. ttran

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    So essentially you don't need an extra boot or anything to do this. Just get some hose clamps, take off the old clamp, stretch the boot out further and reclamp it down? Sorry I'm not really following haha
     
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Right. You can do the Ttora method, but that requires removal of the Axle.

    This is simply pulling your factory boot clamp off and tossing it
    sliding the boot down until the inner fins don't rub
    then (optional) applying Rtv sealant to the area you're going to be clamping
    finally clamping the hose clamp down with a socket wrench until it's very tight.
     
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    Alright, Thanks! Going to try this tonight. I've changed out 3 sets of cv's within the past year. Hopefully this will work for for me.
     
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