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06-20-2012 12:07 PM
ShotRod64
Re: check your tie rod boots!

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Originally Posted by feandgoingbroke View Post
they had to flee, it is the logical thing to do when your planet is melting...
rofl!
06-07-2012 08:51 AM
FEandGoingBroke
Re: check your tie rod boots!

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Originally Posted by thekingofazle View Post
Looks like all the little Vulcans escaped when they were mixing that rubber.
They had to flee, it is the logical thing to do when your planet is melting...
06-07-2012 03:18 AM
thekingofazle
Re: check your tie rod boots!

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Originally Posted by ford4v429 View Post
they started looking old at a year, but by last fall the surface cracking was looking pretty deep. chinese junk is my guess

Looks like all the little Vulcans escaped when they were mixing that rubber.
04-12-2012 08:46 PM
ford4v429
Re: check your tie rod boots!

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Originally Posted by FEandGoingBroke View Post
The boot rubber is too impure, it's made in china out of OUR old tires, and the stuff 47 years ago isn't a boot but a thick stiff cup. The new stuff is a full containment style and aint worth a crap as you can plainly see....
heres the ones I got- a whole 4bucks a pair
Energy Suspension 9-13101R - Energy Suspension Tie Rod End Dust Boots - Overview - SummitRacing.com
they fit OK, are more of the stiffer cup than the flimsy bellows style...the balljoint boots(also sealed units) look fine still, I think just the tierod supplier used junk rubber... just glad I was able to get away with boots instead of replacing both ends and realigning- probably to have the same thing in a few years. the new ones are urethane, ought to hold up a lot better
04-12-2012 08:32 AM
FEandGoingBroke
Re: check your tie rod boots!

The boot rubber is too impure, it's made in china out of OUR old tires, and the stuff 47 years ago isn't a boot but a thick stiff cup. The new stuff is a full containment style and aint worth a crap as you can plainly see....
04-12-2012 03:34 AM
ford4v429
Re: check your tie rod boots!

they started looking old at a year, but by last fall the surface cracking was looking pretty deep. chinese junk is my guess
04-12-2012 12:05 AM
PSIG
Re: check your tie rod boots!

Holy crap - 5 years?

David
04-11-2012 08:00 PM
ford4v429
check your tie rod boots!

junk rubber- mine both failed:

check your tie rod boots! - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

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