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Old 04-01-2019, 07:36 PM
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Tie rod end boot

My driver's side tie rod end boot was busted the only one I could find online to replace it was a Rubicon express. I thought it would be obvious how to put it on once I got everything apart. But it is not shaped like the original boot, and now I am wondering if I put it on upside down. I put the open bell end down and the domed side up

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I didn't think the stock boots were rebuildable?

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Old 04-02-2019, 08:52 AM
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Turns out they're not. Turns out I DO have it on "right" but this is just a stop-gap until I replace the tie-rod end. I thought it might be rebuildable, because a vendor here offered the Rubicon Express Tie Rod End Boot, and showed it as a replacement part. but I'm guessing it's only a replacement for Rubicon Express Tie Rod Ends, or something.

Anyway, it's better than the shredded remains of the oem boot, and will have to do until I get a new tie rod end, I guess.

P.S. if anyone has recently upgraded their tie rod ends, I'd love one of the take-offs! LOL!
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That looks like the outer drivers side, pretty sure it is under $20.
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generally when the boot is gone, it needs to be replaced anyway.
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