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CV boot burst... Opinions?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Konaborne, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne [OP] Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    So I got home today and just happened to look at my passenger CV boot and noticed tons of grease everywhere... Doesn't look like there's any damage to the cv shaft, just that the boot clip slipped and grease went everywhere.
    But that's just me... Anyone wanna chime in? Kinda worried about how much this is gonna end up costing

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  2. May 2, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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  3. May 2, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    I believe others have picked up new cvs for like 60 or 70 bucks at auto zone and they worked out real well, just go invest in a diff drop and then bust out the tool box and replace those cvs
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    Well unfortantly, you have to fix it and in order to do that you have to pull your cv shaft off. To fix this problem for good, you need a front diff drop kit, and you can either buy a long travel cv boot that allprooffroad sales, or you can do the slide the cv boot fruther out to handle the cv angle. Ill try to find the links...
    Heres the are the all pro offroad cv boot: https://www.allprooffroad.com/9504frontsuspension/282
    Here is the cv boot mod: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/146070-boot-slide-mod-no-more-blowing-cv-boots.html
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    OP has a toytec diff drop already, according to his build.
     
  6. May 2, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    Hey man this happened to me a little while ago. Your CV angles look the same as mine, so when the ribs rubbed together the CV boot tore open. I thought it was something serious because I had all the axle grease too... But taking it in to the dealer they put on a new boot. I've decided I have to lower my front end by at least a 1/2" to decrease that CV angle. Pushing the limits of that poor thing haha! I think I paid 30 bucks for getting the new one put on... but that was a while ago so don't quote that figure. If you can drop the front end a little bit, and that shouldn't happen again, I hope for your sake and mine.

    Good luck man!
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  7. May 2, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    Ahh, guess I'll have to bust out some elbow grease. I have toytec's diff drop installed, but guess that didn't help much (Or, it's just time to replace a 10 year old CV)

    Thanks for the input and links guys, just wanted to make sure I knew what I had to do. :D
     
  8. May 2, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Keep us updated. :)
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    I'm curious how much lift you got out of the Eibachs. Was it at 3" or even a little bit more?
     
  10. May 2, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    x2...iirc JLee got like 3 1/2" at first.
     
  11. May 2, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Yeah you'll run a little high till they settle then you'll be good at 3"
     
  12. May 2, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    I noticed the same thing on my truck recently. I don't believe my boot is torn and there isn't as much grease that came out (sounds kinda bad lol). I have the toytec diff drop too and I have the toytec coilovers.
     
  13. May 2, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    At first, I got around 3.6", cause my stocks were sagging before- but now I'm at 3" flat
     
  14. May 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    But on a side note, how long do you guys think I'll be able to drive before I have to change this? I'm hitting finals and am not gonna have much free time....
     
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    so how long do you guys think one can run 5100s and eibachs before doing the CV boot upgrade?
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    How do you grease up inside that boot? What kind of grease do you use and how much is supposed to go in there? I did a balljoint job and had some come out... about 1/8 cup.. does that need to be replaced?

    Thanks
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Welcome to the Eibach spring CV boot replacement club. These things give you a shit ton of lift without a winch and steel bumper I tore mine a few weeks ago and I'm still rolling on it. Now that I have my bumper and winch my truck sits a little lower so I hope this will be one of the only ones.
     
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    It depends on how much grease remains inside that boot. Without grease, the CV joint will destroy itself.

    A short term fix might be to inject some fresh grease into the boot using one of those needle injector attachments for your grease gun.
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Alright, thanks. Theres pretty much 0 grease left (It burst when I was going 60+) and Im short on time this morning. Guess I get to steal my dad's 2010 to school.... :D


    Damn. I completely overlooked CV boot damage when I put them on...
    Well then my only choice is to go grab one of those relentless bumpers! lol
     
  20. May 3, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    I had the same issue at one point, had my buddy,a mechanic, do the work and it was just over a few hours labor and a kit from toyota and everything was better, the kit includes new boots, clamps and the right amount of grease. I bought the all-pro kit, but that needs to be put over the factory boot end in order to fit the cv end, I wasn't real impressed with that.
     
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