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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 10:33 AM
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I will. Installing them over the existing boots is the commonly used method here on TCCoA it seems but outside of our bubble that does not in fact seem to be the common, let alone correct, method. If you have to use the stock boot in order for the aftermarket boot to seal then the aftermarket boot is probably too short to begin with. They work just like the tie rod boots, where instead of having a flexible corogated boot clamped to both ends as our ball joints do, they are a semi-rigid design that overlaps and articulates around the component body and keeps it's seal by elastic tension.

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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 05:53 PM
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I had brand new upper arms on my car that was on jack stands for a year. The car was never on the ground or had tires put on and the boots split sitting on jack stands. I couldn't believe it they were moog arms
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I had brand new upper arms on my car that was on jack stands for a year. The car was never on the ground or had tires put on and the boots split sitting on jack stands. I couldn't believe it they were moog arms
I can; I've had a LOT of Moog rubber fail on the Cougar.

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My boots ended up being split by the time install was completed.

There's a clothier named Duluth Trading. They sell a waterproof "magic" tape. I've considered using it to try to keep the joint clean without any disassembly but never did.

I should probably take the things apart and get those new boots before everything rusts together and it becomes a bigger job.

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