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Where Can I Find Split Boot Cv's


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#1 oregonloyale

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:45 AM

I NEED A OUTER SPLIT BOOT FOR MY CV ON MY EA82 SPFI WAGON"92".
ALL THE STORES IN SALEM DONT SELL THE SPLIT BOOT OR THEY DO AND ITS ONLY FOR A FRONT WHEEL DRIVE OR A VIN # STARTING IN #4, MY CAR VIN IS #5 GRRRRRRRR.
WHERE CAN I FIND A BOOT PLEASE , THE BOOT JUST SPLIT AND IF I REPLACE THE BOOT NOW I WONT HAVE TO REMOVE THE ENTIRE AXLE AND REPLACE IT .
WHY DIDNT SUBARU MAKE THE OUTERS SERVICABLE?
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Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:06 AM

Have you thought about changing your vin number and using one of the available boots? :cornfuzz:

Just a thought......


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#3 MorganM

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:14 AM

I think they are called quick boots. They really are only a temp fix. While you can put them on properly and people have used them for extended periods of time they will not last nearly as long as a good boot.

I would almost suggest making a day of it and just doing it right :/

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 12:34 PM

just buy a real one. any ea82 should fit. those split ones suck.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 01:09 PM

You might as well just leave the torn boot on there, the split boot will probably leak just as much as the torn one...

My XT had one of those pointless things on its old axle, I was quite disappointed that the previous owner was that cheap...:brolleye:

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:10 PM

Whats does disassembly of the passenger side axle consist of so that I know what Im getting into.
I did my axles on a 92 VW Jetta, they were pretty easy.
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Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:15 PM

Depends on the quality of the split boot, and how it's installed. We (US ARMY) use split boots all the time on the bigger trucks. Hummer's don't use them, but duece's and 5 tons do. One thing we discovered on those - they have a zipper for the split, and it's best to cover the whole zipper on the outside with RTV - keeps them from unzipping, and keeps the dirt out.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:18 PM

Do a search on the board for "axle dissasembly"

There is an excelent post about it from Edrach - detailing all the tools you'll need, and the entire procedure.

I would post the URL, but people need to learn to do the search function :-)

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:01 PM

Andy tought me how to do passenger side ale swap last week. It was easy.

However, I get the feeling it was easy because all of that emissions stuuf isn't there anymore. Uhhhh, someone stole it, yeah. :headbang:

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:15 PM

Pep Boys carries the split boots.

Personally, I wouldn't mess with trying to repair one that ripped unless you caught it as soon as it happened. Even then, you would want to clean out as much grease as possible, and repack with new grease. Any moisture trapped in there will cause your axle to wear out quickly.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:19 PM

Jack up the body on that side, pull the wheel, the big nut in the center, the inner roll pin, and seperate the lower ball joint from the spindel. Then put a big pice of wood over the end of the axle and smak it with a big hammer. Install in reverse.
Or just use a roll of seran wrap and wrap the CV with that:drunk: ( not that I'm STILL driving around on my trail fix or any thing:-p )

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:39 PM

ZIPPERS? the only problem with that is the split ones are glue together. and thats ghetto.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 05:20 PM

So is there any difference in the quick boot for a 2wd than a 4wd?

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 05:42 PM

Can't see any reason why there would be.. the axles are the same

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 01:45 PM

The actual shaft part of a half shaft assembly for a 4WD is a larger diameter then for the 2WD. I have checked this by laying them side by side.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:00 PM

I too was informed the only diff. in axles was 2WD and 4WD. And that is only the main half shaft itself? So the splines and CVs are all the same?

I guess remaned axle assemblies come with a smaller (32mm) castle nut. Is there any other differences between those two I wonder?

Dont know a whole lout about these axles but I have a feeling I'll need to get to know them very well...

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:10 PM

So does this mean you could use the outer cv boot from a 2wd on a 4wd and vice versa?:drunk:

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 04:20 PM

Originally posted by MorganM
I too was informed the only diff. in axles was 2WD and 4WD. And that is only the main half shaft itself? So the splines and CVs are all the same?

I guess remaned axle assemblies come with a smaller (32mm) castle nut. Is there any other differences between those two I wonder?



Observations from personal experience:

My 2wd and 4wd axles had the same diameter shafts. but, given the age of the soobs I have had, its doubtful any were original.. so the axles could have come from anywhere.

None of the remans I have bought ever came with castle nuts.. so all of my nuts are 36mm(deez some big nutz:brow: )

All auto and N/A manual are 23 spline. Turbo manual is 25 spline.. also found that out the hard way:rolleyes:

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:00 PM

I might be a little to " Beat it to fit and paint it to mach", but I think that boots are boots! they are rubber, they WILL fit.:drunk:
But really, how much of a diferance can 5mm or so make.

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 04:19 AM

Yeah - Zippers - cool huh? But these are MUCH bigger boots. Like the large end of one is about 10" in diameter.... we gots some big boots man.

And you think 36mm is some big nuts huh? We got axles nuts on our trucks that are 5.5" and some that are 6" !! (Deez some REALLY BIG nutz!)

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:03 PM

You might find split boots at Oregon Drive Axle in Tigard. They do an excellent rebuild and might just change out the boot (with a real one) if you bring them the axle. I don't recommend the split boot; they are a real pain to do and really don't last more than 5K miles anyway. Once you have the axle out, you can replace the inner and outer boots with "real" ones (DOJ end comes off and then you can do both boots properly).

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:25 PM

I agree with the crowd that sez to stay away from the split boots. Been there, tried that..what a waste of time.

Figure this: the cost of the split is what, about 15 or 20 bucks? Add to that the price of the grease, and your time and hassle (and the MESS) of cleaning the joint, all for something that probably won't work or last if you are successful. Do yourself a favor and get an axle for a few bucks more, about 55 bucks or so.




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