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outer tie rod end boots. torn again

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:29 am

1969 s4
really cant pin point where they are getting snagged on, somewhere smooth on the knuckle :?
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non grease able, and I suspect this is the reason as the outer edge is torn. maybe if it was filled, or had grease in it...

looking at energy suspension poly as a recourse, also a hole and a wee nipple. then i suppose we will see if grease will pass through to boot.

any guesses/knowledge please
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PostPost by: jk952 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:10 pm

I recently purchased new tie rod ends from whomever makes the replacements and noticed a closer fit to the disks: the castings measured about 0.1 inch diameter larger which may not sound like much but they just clear the new disks, the rubber is very close. I haven’t driven many miles yet with them.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:28 pm

cheers, the boot does touch the dust shield
but its torn all the way around, indicating something other

maybe the energy suspension is less obese?
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:34 pm

as the boots are cracked all around. either poor material...or the design is meant to fit from under the Triumph knuckle and being overtop hinders the inferior or old rubber somehow
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