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Boot Slide Mod - Tutorial?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ChoyotaIII, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Jun 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    ChoyotaIII

    ChoyotaIII [OP] Someone took "Choyota"

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    Boot Slide Mod - Tutorial? A comprehensive one for the inners? I'm finding stuff online and on this forum, but things seem a little unclear. Where can I find parts, what tools I need, etc.
     
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    To do it the "right" way is a little involved. You have to remove the CV, partially disassemble it, slide on a new boot, and add a dissected boot on there to keep it from sliding back. It's really not worth it unless you already have a torn boot.

    What I did was just snip the inner small clamp and slide it down a little bit, and use a hose clamp to hold it in place. Works well. Just don't slide it down TOO much or you risk tearing the boot when you go full droop.
     
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    Hmm. That sounds good. No need for diff drop right?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2018 at 12:44 PM
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    The diff drop barely helps any, so I wouldn't bother with it. If you want to slide them down, just snip off and slide down juuuust enough so the fins aren't touching at ride height, maybe 1/2" or so.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    Which hose clamps to buy if I wanted to do this? Was thinking OEM unless not worth it
     
  6. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    You’ll need a crimp tool also to use them.

    I bought oem bc the dealer is close and I knew they’d fit. That said, I ended up using one regular hose clamp which seems to be working fine.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    Crimp tool to install the OEM clamp? And what’s the easiest way to get old ones off? Hoping it’s not messy.
     
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    Yep. I got one on Amazon for like $18. Think it was this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K0TOYJE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nuwqCbDW3FPSQ

    Cut the old ones with tin snips or good large wire cutters.

    Edit: make sure you don’t knick the boots.
     
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