Cv Boot Replacement cost

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@2001LC what is FDS?

if this is true, it could be an alternative for the price:
Toyota online parts portals from Dealerships, started a core charge about 18 mo's. ago (or is when I first noticed) for 100 series FDS (CV). I've talked with my wholesale parts guy about these. He said Toyota offers a number different models Toyota/Lexus (like 4runner) rebuilt FDS. But is based on availability. No 100 series rebuilds yet available, or at least in times I've asked.

I'm very interest in the rebuilt Toyota FDS. My interest is in the outer CV, or more precisely the outer axle which is part of outer CV tulip. It's the outer axle splines and snap ring groove I'm after more than anything else. Local rebuilds from CVJ are okay, best if order w/OEM boots for extra $100 (talk about mark-up). But they do nothing about the axle splines nor do any rebuilders I know of, except paint to thicken splines (I hate that). Few times I've used CVJ. I like taking in my FDS (when splines are good) and request no paint. If splines are bad, I recommend new OEM FDS strongly.

As soon Toyota remanufactured available, I'll order some and inspect the splines & groove. I'm betting Toyota will replace those outer CV's in most cases, or I hope they do. Toyota reman stuff is pricery for sure. Not just because it says Toyota on the box. But according to Denso, a Denso reman Toyota branded, rebuilder is required to replace certain parts. Whereas Non Toyota branded Denso, it is at discretion of rebuilder as to what parts replaced. So I would expect they'll be a very nice alternative to new.

BTW: For those that haven't noticed: New OEM FDS have increased in $ ~50% in 2 years. Talk about aggressive pricing!

FWIW, The 80 series birfield snap ring fits the 100’s center shaft where the outboard inner race goes on. But simplest and cheapest approach for rebuild is to just buy the outboard kit. Rarely is the inner joint compromised.

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Good to know about snap ring! THX!

I agree about kit. I had asked about these outboard from local Toyota parts dep, about 5 years ago. I was told no longer available. I've since found overseas, but yet to order any.
 
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Current list $652. Toyota online portals are about $450-$475 plus $40 core each, plus tax, plus shipping which is up too.
 

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I agree about kit. I had asked about these outboard from local Toyota parts dep, about 5 years ago. I was told no longer available. I've since found overseas, but yet to order any.
FWIW, I’ve bought a handful of them from Toyota parts places here in the states for $180-195 per kit. Can usually get two kits shipped for $50. The most recent pair I bought was from cheapestfactoryparts.com, where I got both kits ($185/kit) with shipping for $420 total. So for $30-80 less than the price of just one new FDS, I rebuilt two OEM units.
 
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Alright I knew this was coming.

Just installed brand new OEM CV axles about 6 months ago and the driver side inner boot is slinging grease as of last month, now passenger side is starting to sling a little grease. No rips on any boots, I’m assuming it’s just the clamps getting loose? Currently have a Slee diff drop and 2.5” lift.

Would it be best to just regrease and reclamp? Or replace with a longer CVJ red inner boot for more durability?

Any feedback would be appreciated!
 

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Alright I knew this was coming.

Just installed brand new OEM CV axles about 6 months ago and the driver side inner boot is slinging grease as of last month, now passenger side is starting to sling a little grease. No rips on any boots, I’m assuming it’s just the clamps getting loose? Currently have a Slee diff drop and 2.5” lift.

Would it be best to just regrease and reclamp? Or replace with a longer CVJ red inner boot for more durability?

Any feedback would be appreciated!
Replace the clamps with McMaster-Carr smoothband worm drive clamps.
 
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Replace the clamps with McMaster-Carr smoothband worm drive clamps.
Thank you for this and I have already purchased 2 of them. I’ll swap them out. Have you had problems with the worm drive clamps ripping the OEM boots? Been hearing mixed reviews about this.
 

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Thank you for this and I have already purchased 2 of them. I’ll swap them out. Have you had problems with the worm drive clamps ripping the OEM boots? Been hearing mixed reviews about this.
As long as you got the *smoothband* clamps, you won't have an issue. The edges of those are rolled to prevent cutting into the boots. If you did not buy the smoothband clamps, then yes, the normal clamps with sharp edges will cut your boots. Also, the torque spec on these is really low (26-35 inch-lbs), so don't overdo it.
 
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Hi guys,
From all the suggestions and knowledge you guys put into this thread, I decided to change the whole CV Axle. Here are some pics of the old axle and you can see the rip on the boot.
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