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    Tie Rod boots - urethane

    These urethane boots are available from Energy Suspension at $2.74 USD per package of 2. My order was $5.48 including free shipping.
    https://www.suspension.com/bjb.htm
    TieRodBootNRGonCar.jpgTieRodBootNRGpkg.jpg
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Excellent Steve. Can you simulate 5 years of use and let us know how they hold up. Say sometime next week?

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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    Excellent Steve. Can you simulate 5 years of use and let us know how they hold up. Say sometime next week?
    Well Greg, they are not new :

    I recognized the PKG and went to the shop I have two or three kits of Their Sway Bar End link Bushings and the Tie rod boots .
    I figured I would need spares but I have not replaced any of those parts since I saw you at a show years ago.

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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by Keoke View Post
    Well Greg, they are not new :

    I recognized the PKG and went to the shop I have two or three kits of Their Sway Bar End link Bushings and the Tie rod boots .
    I figured I would need spares but I have not replaced any of those parts since I saw you at a show years ago.

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    Keoke - It's great to hear that you have some tie rod boots in your shop.
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    Excellent Steve. Can you simulate 5 years of use and let us know how they hold up. Say sometime next week?
    You're welcome!
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    You do realize the purists are now having palpitations and reaching for AEDs right now !!!!
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    These urethane boots are available from Energy Suspension at $2.74 USD per package of 2. My order was $5.48 including free shipping.
    https://www.suspension.com/bjb.htm
    TieRodBootNRGonCar.jpgTieRodBootNRGpkg.jpg
    you didn't replace all 6?
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67BJ8 View Post
    you didn't replace all 6?
    On my car there are only 4 - the center rod has different boots, which I purchased years ago from Bill Bolton or Roger Menadue.
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    That may have been a decade ago. Time flies. Sounds like the parts last, which is good.

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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    That may have been a decade ago. Time flies. Sounds like the parts last, which is good.
    I purchased the stock ones from one of the usual sources and they cracked with fewer than a couple of hundred miles. I purchased the stock ones again, from a supplier who said he was familiar with the problem and he guaranteed them to last. We'll see if they do.
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Energy tie rod boot after 1 year:
    EnergyTieRod1year.jpg
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67BJ8 View Post
    I purchased the stock ones from one of the usual sources and they cracked with fewer than a couple of hundred miles. I purchased the stock ones again, from a supplier who said he was familiar with the problem and he guaranteed them to last. We'll see if they do.
    Patrick - did they last a year?
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    Patrick - did they last a year?
    Yes they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67BJ8 View Post
    Yes they did.
    Patrick - that's great! Where did you get them?
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    That may have been a decade ago. Time flies. Sounds like the parts last, which is good.
    Hey Greg I have not had to replace them as of 12/26/2017-----
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Thanks Steve, I just ordered a set.
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    As did I!
    Thanks, Steve.
    Happy New Year.
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    I just 6 from Vicky Brit last week, no telling what I am getting.
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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Thanks Steve and Keoke for the updates.

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    Re: Tie Rod boots - urethane

    Another source for Energy Suspension brand urethane boots and bump stops is Summit Racing. I have used their tie rod boots on a couple of my British cars over the years and they have held up quite well.
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