Where can I get quality rubber boots(Trans/tcase, etc)? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 04-17-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
jp360cj
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville
Posts: 1,807
Where can I get quality rubber boots(Trans/tcase, etc)?

Several years ago I replaced the rubber boots around the transmission, tcase, clutch rod at the firewall, and clutch fork on the bellhousing.

They were very stiff and cracking within a matter of months. I have replaced the 2 for clutch once more since then and they have long rotted away. Not much left of the shifter boots either.

I believe they came from Quadratech or 4wd and were made by crown automotive. Anyone know where I can get some quality pieces that will hold up better?


77 CJ-7- AMC 360, Edelbrock cam, MC2100, Fenderwells, CJ T18/D20, Chevy D44/EB 9" rear, Trutrac f/r, 4.11, SOA, 1.25 lift shackles, 35x12.50 BFG KM2s, Shackle Reversal
jp360cj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 04-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert
Posts: 16,756
Yep, the quality of the aftermarket rubber parts sux.

I'm still using the original 32-year old shifter boots and they don't have a single rip or tear on them. The brand new Crown boot I put on my 360's bell-housing lasted about 4 months.

I wish I had an answer for you, but it seems Crown and Omix are the only suppliers of some of these more obscure parts. I've decided to treat some of these parts like normal maintenance items, like changing filters, or rotating tires. Just buy extras and replace them as needed, I guess.

Matt
Matt1981CJ7 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 04-17-2013, 03:40 PM
nosheep
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: alb
Posts: 170
I got some good ones from amazon.com
nosheep is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 04-17-2013, 05:23 PM
MoC
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The otherside of your monitor...
Posts: 5,656
They are all crap these days. My last aftermarket one died after a little over a year. That was with keeping it covered at night and never getting rained on.

Under A Sun Thats See It All Before...
MoC is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 04-18-2013, 10:28 AM
VaCJ79
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 444
I gave up on the rubber shifter boots. Went through 2 in less than a year. I ended up going to an upholstery shop and had them make me some out of vinyl backed with a waterproof boat material. It was kind of expensive but works way better.

1979 CJ7 258 / 4.0 head / J20 power Steering / T150 Dana 20 / EMU YJ 2" lift / Custom front bumper

Looking for : Please PM, Carter 2 barrel Carb before you through it out
VaCJ79 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 04-18-2013, 01:26 PM
CJ258
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Centro, CA
Posts: 789
I bought a Spectre universal shifter boot from O'Reilley's a couple yrs. ago and it's holding up. Lo-kar has shifter boots, may be decent quality.
CJ258 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 04-18-2013, 05:01 PM
gmakra
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 3,560
Ford and Chevy Dealerships still carry good sifter boots.
gmakra is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 07:21 AM
CJ7ROB
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitehouse Stn,NJ
Posts: 1,459
Anyone know if these for the T176 are any good? Or anyone replace it with one from another truck that worked just as good but better quality? thanks

http://www.quadratec.com/products/52109_01.htm
CJ7ROB is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 07:57 AM
JustDandee
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Nampa
Posts: 104
How about using a CV joint boot, I have seen that done on a car and that worked rather well.
JustDandee is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 06:41 PM
keith460
Jeep. There's Only One
 
keith460's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 6,396
I looked over some of the rubber pieces on my CJ-7 since it was restored and back on the road since 2011 and many of the aftermarket rubber and rubber/foam parts are deteriorating.

Steering column seal through the firewall is breaking apart.
Bell housing fork boot is ripped.
Shifter boot out of the trans is heat damaged and deteriorating.
Shifter boot on the trans cover is holding up well.
TC shifter boot on the trans cover is holding up well.
Rubber boot for manual shift rod through the firewall is ripped.

I believe Crown Automotive makes everyone one of them and shame on them for allowing inferior parts to be made in China. And that's not all, my Crown Automotive defrost knob just came off the end of the cable yesterday. Jeezish H...

Its unbelievable that they sell such crap. I'm writing an e-mail to them shortly but must first take photos for proof.

.
1984 CJ-7 Renegade
__________________

Restoration Thread:http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=434226
keith460 is online now  
post #11 of 11 Old 05-14-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
jp360cj
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville
Posts: 1,807
I've had similar problems with the control knobs too. The one for the fresh air vent came of within a month or two. And it wasn't from me pulling on it because I never use that one. It just fell of. The one for the heat came off a few months later. I ended up buying black aluminum knobs that I install with a set screw. No more problems.

77 CJ-7- AMC 360, Edelbrock cam, MC2100, Fenderwells, CJ T18/D20, Chevy D44/EB 9" rear, Trutrac f/r, 4.11, SOA, 1.25 lift shackles, 35x12.50 BFG KM2s, Shackle Reversal
jp360cj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome