I had planned on doing this with my Grand Cherokee to proctect the rubber CV boots that are on it(FT4WD) There too big to fit around the boot and not get caught up in the spindle area. Notice on the race cars and trucks that us them there is ALOT of room around them to spin freely as they are rather large diameter.
I checked Karteck, ORW, etc and all are too big to fit correctly w/o alot of mods.
Do you really need the rubber tho? What if you could run a sealed leather unit and clamp it the same way you would clamp a rubber one. Then just fill the leather one with grease. I was thinking a custom job, not using one a buggy uses but 4 really small ones (2 per CV). I was thinking about it and the boot doesn't do anything other then hold grease, I don't see why it would be real hard to do if its clamped and held down properly.
The inner ( rubber ) is your boot ..the outer (leather) is to protect the inner from getting hammered buy rocks, bushes and anything that may hurt your little booties.....Call McKenzie's they may be able to hook you up on some custom ones......
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Leather sounds like a good idea but I would think it hard to keep from spinning off since it won't support the shape by itself like a rubber boot does...Why not just make rock guards kind of like small mud flaps in front of the are to be protected? With some thought it probably wouldn't even look hokey. Curt
OK you can make whatever you want.....The leather boots are doubled up and sewn on the CV and the axle ends then treated with a "SPECIAL" ( I am not permitted to tell you what it is ) compound that seals the pores in the leather and makes them more ridgid and waterproof........so use what you want to I just was sharing what has worked on 1000's of racecars over the last 15 years or so.......
Maybe you have a tad too much lift. The fins on mine don't touch at all. When I switched to Tundra axles, Matt at Total Chaos replaced the inner boots with one that allows for more angle. The same boots could be bought at Kartek.
None of the ribs on my truck touch, I just thought a better boot could be had. My inner boots are fine, its the outers I get worried about. I'm gonna run the Total Chaos upper uniball arm soon and kinda worried about the CVs.