What do people do to fix this problem? Product? Technique/Tricks/Tips?
Torn Half-Shaft Boot
Posted 07-06-2021 11:04 AM
Send them to Gator Axle in Florida is my fix.
There's an up-front cost to rebuild the axle with a commensurately cheaper "rebuild" price after that.
Got 2 pair of mine done a few years back and it was a (surprising) week turn-around for them.
I shipped the two pair in FedEx tube boxes cut-down to fit properly lengthwise; one axle per box with two boxes taped together.
It was not a cheap shipment as a retail customer but they seemed to be the safest way to do it while not exceeding package weight limits.
- callumhay likes this
Posted 07-06-2021 11:42 PM
Posted 07-07-2021 12:33 PM
Thanks for posting responses everyone. My right rear outer axle boot got torn in a wreck at the June Sprints. I Gorilla Taped it (yes, I'm serious) for the Sunday race...by the end, I had grease all over the place. Very sketchy under braking.
I was looking for a quick fix to get the car ready for Watkins Glen. I actually tried to install a Dorman split boot...that was a mess with the Super Glue. Gave up, and installed an old axle with intact boots. Worked fine.
--because someone commented that we should all post our names, and not be anonymous. I agree.
Posted 07-07-2021 05:06 PM
The easiest way to do it is to take apart the inner boot, and assembly its serviceable and then slide the outer boot all the way across the shaft to the outer side. The outer side can be taken apart and re assembled but its a pain in the butt. I would just run your spare and have a shop rebuild the bad one over the off season.
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