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Install Tip: RCV Boots (While on vehicle)

I thought I would pass on an "Install Tip" (actually it's a re-install tip), for re-seating the boots on your RCV axles.

When you first install the boots, it is important that you fully seat the boot onto the spherical cv joint. When you do, there is a "positive feel" to the boot somewhat suctioning itself to the spherical exterior of the cv joint. If for some reason you do what I did, and properly install one side, only to rush the other side like a dumbass, it will leave you with a improperly seated boot. Repeat after me, this is bad.

To properly re-seat the boot onto your RCV joint, you must either A) tear everything apart and pull your axle out, or B) follow the tip below and save yourself some time and headache:

First, jack up your rig and remove your wheel. Then, using the RCV boot installation tool, and a pry bar, position the pry bar behind the boot installation tool, and gently pry the boot toward the RCV joint. When it is halfway on, rotate the boot installation tool 180 degrees, and gently pry the tool into the boot.

NOTE: If you use the RCV boot installation tool alone, most likely you will not be able to apply enough pressure to properly seat the boot all the way onto the RCV.

Anyway, I hope this helps!

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Good tip... I had to do this, but didn't require the tool... pry bar worked on its own.
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Brian... YES, those are your jackstands, your 22mm wrench, your BFH, and your 35mm socket.

Let me know how I can get them to you, or if you're good waiting until the next time there is a get together. THANK YOU!

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Is that a sea can garage you're using? Was there enough elbow room in there, I was thinking of getting one.
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Is that a sea can garage you're using? Was there enough elbow room in there, I was thinking of getting one.
No, it is an attached garage to my apartment. But it did have enough room; not tons, but enough.

I'm not familiar with a sea can garage. Is that a modular garage of sometype?

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This looks like a nice addition to the write-up library. Would you mind moving it there so I can add it to the index?

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No, it is an attached garage to my apartment. But it did have enough room; not tons, but enough.

I'm not familiar with a sea can garage. Is that a modular garage of sometype?

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I think he's talking about a sea freight cargo container???

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No, it is an attached garage to my apartment. But it did have enough room; not tons, but enough.

I'm not familiar with a sea can garage. Is that a modular garage of sometype?

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The walls looked similar to the walls in a sea frieght container thats why I asked. I was thinking about getting one to store sleds and UTV's but if the Jeep fit it would be a bonus. Good job on the RCV's and Prorock 44. I still like my orange knuckles though.
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You bet, but I've never done that (moved a post), and I'm not a moderator. But I will try!

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