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Trail fix for CV boots


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#1 soobme

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:02 PM

I got 2 of 'em for y'all. The 1st I used last weekend with good results. Shrink wrap! This can be put on even if the CV is still on the car:D I had a roll of 3" wide and made 4 or 5 full wraps of the CV with it and it held for the whole day of wheelin'. I bet that seran wrap would work too if U used enough.
2nd: motorcycle inertoob, cut a 8"-9" section of it and hose clamp or zip-tye it on. U would have to take the axle out of the car to do this, but I bet it would hold up for a while if done right;) Just thought I would share:drunk:

#2 MorganM

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:09 PM

Shrink wrap! I love it :D

How tight/loose did you wrap it around the actual CV? I would think if it was tight the CV might grab it and chew it up! Sounds like it held up for you however.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:18 PM

Tight on the axle and outer CV cup, loose on the CV to axle area. Keept the rocks out all day:D
(That's how I lost the 1st CV of the weekend, got a rock in the joint:( )

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 02:14 PM

UM... how bout duct tape and a handfull of axlegrease

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 03:11 PM

Good ideas.

I would think that rubber electrician's tape would work, too. Not the plastic kind, but the natural rubber type that's used to waterproof a connection. Usually comes with a paper backing that you peel off as you unwind what you need. With enough turns, the rubber layers will actually blend together into a single contiguous material with all the attributes of rubber (pliable, stretchable, etc.). Might be a good thing to have in your tool box. Then again, maybe it wouldn't work... 8-) Later, Rick

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:16 PM

duct tape might work. but duct tape and greese dont get along well :( I'm sure it would get you home hehe.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:21 PM

that was what held the rear cv boot on the rear of the impulse, but fronts would be a little tougher




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