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Rear axle Irritation

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#26 rdweninger


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

If you go zip tie, I have heard that the exhaust heat will make the ties brittle after some time.   I have my exhaust wrapped and my boots zip tied on one rig.    On other Soobs, I have stainless steel safety wire.... it won't rust.    Zip ties going strong for 2 years now.

#27 idosubaru


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

others have said don't buy "cheap chinese" zipties for this use.  i'm not sure if it matters or if you can even buy non-chinese plastic stuff any more though.  LOL

#28 two85s


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

lol.....I ordered the boots (4 DOJ), and 2 each (2 large-2 small) of the metal "clamps" from Subaru dealer.  I will reuse the roll pins.  I have a snap ring pliers already.  I was thinking about the zipties "baking", aging, getting hit bye a sharp rock, etc and decided to use the Subaru steel clamps. 


So I have never taken rear axles out of rear wheels.  Any special trick? I have FSM for 1985 so I will be reading them too. 


I have to get the new grease still and a clamp tool (cable tie gun?) like has been talked about in the thread for the clamps.  Thanks for the input guys! Aaron

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