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Old 05-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Torn front drive shaft boot

I lifted my 2011 JKUR this spring and finally got out yesterday to see how it performed. I have a 2.5" RK max travel. Got back home and got underneath it to check everything and noticed that half of the boot on the front shaft is gone. I've seen the threads about replacing the front shaft and am leaning towards an Adams.....is it drivable for the amount of time it takes to get the new one or do I need to be removing it until I get the new one in?

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Which boot did you tear? The one in the middle isn't as big of a deal but the CV boot by the part that mates to the transfer case could be a big deal. I'd pack it with grease and it may hold off for a bit. I'd carry the right wrenches and if it starts to click, take it off. Although if you're just driving on the street, you really shouldn't need a front driveshaft

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It's the boot that's right where the shaft clears the crossmember.


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It's the boot that's right where the shaft clears the crossmember.
That's the good one to tear. You can actually go for a while with that one torn. Just grease what you can and you may want to have a new driveshaft on order for when it breaks but you're in no immediate danger. That's the boot for the slip joint(proper term?)
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Can the boot be replaced?
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #6
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Hey just happened to me on the trail I have a 2008 JKU with a 3.5 in metal cloak lift kit and beat the hell out of it today was wondering the same thing and what is a good drive shaft to look at getting that won't get in the way
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Can the boot be replaced?
No.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #8
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The tearing of the boot is just the first step. At some point the shaft joint will fail. I drove mine a couple thousand miles after the boot gave out before the shaft started complaining and I had a 3.5" lift.
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The tearing of the boot is just the first step. At some point the shaft joint will fail. I drove mine a couple thousand miles after the boot gave out before the shaft started complaining and I had a 3.5" lift.
alright what are some signs to look for do you hear it or does it just crack and sheer off

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