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outer tie rod boot dimensions please

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:44 pm

Great day
Hoping someone has a tie rod they could measure please, so as to see the size of the boot.
I am hoping to use energy suspension boots, as the new Lucas rubber ones crumbled right away.

"Measuring for Dust Boots
universal dust boot mounting diagram
Measure your Tie Rod End or Ball Joint to find the exact dust boot that will fit your part.

Dimensions A and B: The polyurethane is flexible and will stretch slightly. Energy Suspension's recommendation appears to be to use a part that is approx 0.5-1.0 mm smaller than the diameter you need. Example: If your OEM part measures 12mm then you would use a boot approx 11.5mm - 11mm in diameter at that dimension. This ensures a good tight fit that will seal correctly.
Height Dimension: Proper Height will ensure the boot stays seated when installed. It is a measurement of the entire boot, top to bottom."

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat May 01, 2021 3:56 am

Boots from another supplier?
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PostPost by: Billmack » Tue May 04, 2021 1:08 pm

Those are produced by multiple suppliers and look visibly different. You would be best served to measure your own.
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