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Tore a CV boot, anybody have recommendations for a replacement?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueCollarSilverTaco, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    BlueCollarSilverTaco

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    Advance is bringing up nothing under exact fit but 50 something universal fits that all look about the same. I checked at the local Toyota dealer and they wanted $57 for one boot, I can replace the whole axle for that.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Radarninja

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    Rock auto.
    Or do a search on Tacoma world
    I only use oem so no other experience Good luck
     
  3. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Many years ago, rebuilt $69 half shafts were a good thing. Now days, with everything made in China for 10% of what a quality part should sell for, there's more profit for the suppliers to just sell new China junk. Many TW members have had fit and quality issues with box store half shafts. Leaking due to undersize seal surface, or inner CV joint falling apart because the shaft is too short.
     
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  4. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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  5. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    SDHQ sells boot kits
     
  6. Apr 28, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    This is a cheap China shaft virtually new in a snow drift. I would pay the $57 for one boot and keep your Toyota shaft if you can. IMG_20190317_183506151.jpg
     
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  7. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    I rebuild my Cv's using Toyota part# 0442760131 boot kit. The inner and outer boots are the same material as our factory Tacoma outer boot with the tougher plastic. My wife's 5th Gen 4 runner had a leaking rubber inner and the dealership replaced both boots and used the exact same kit under warranty after I explained how ridiculous I thought it was that the factory rubber boot failed on a stock vehicle with 50k. They have held up on my Tacoma through some serious trails. However I have also used the Cardone axles and never had an issue with diff oil leaking with them installed. Replace your seals while you're in there and maybe install the ECGS bushing .
     
  8. May 1, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    The driver’s side out boot got pinched when I was putting a lift on so I don’t need a full rebuild but I was thinking of going with the Cardone heavy duty if I couldn’t find just a boot. SDHQ seems to be the best option right now though. Pretty sure the needle bearing is bad too so it looks like I need the ECGS bushing while I’m at it. I’ve never messed with axles before so this is all new territory for me
     
  9. May 16, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    Just replaced mine with Cardone from Amazon for less than $50 shipped. So far so good no leaks or vibrations. I did replaced the needle bearing and installed an ECGS bushing and rupture lower ball joint at the same time. I recommend that you keep your oem cv axle and put in a new boot on it just in case the aftermarket axle breaks or malfunction.
     
  11. May 16, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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  12. May 17, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    I replaced both of mine earlier this year with CVJ “best”quality. After a lot of reading from others experiences I gathered that there were both those who had good and bad experiences with rock auto or similar half shafts, but no one had bad experiences with CVJ, so I didn’t want to Risk having to replace them again.
     
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  13. May 17, 2021 at 4:11 PM
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    Here is the answer.
    I bought a 27F battery from Napa and it just did not fit.
    I went to the dealership and their interstate battery fit perfectly.
    The problem is some of the aftermarket batteries put a larger cover on top of the battery and it makes it so it’s just a little too big.
    The solution is to return the battery you bought and go get an interstate battery which you can get from Costco or the dealership.
    It turns out the battery price of the dealership was about the same as Napa anyway!
     

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