High Angle CV Boot Kit (ORS-HB201)

High Angle CV Boot Kit

Notice to customer: This High Angle CV Boot Kit is designed to reduce CV boot wear in high angle situations. This part is not designed to fit in the same manner as the OEM CV boot. Special fitting is required for this product to function properly. It is the sole responsibility of the installer to ensure the CV boot fits and functions properly. By installing this product the customer accepts these terms.

Do not wash these CV boots in high-powered solvents, this has been known to damage the boots in rare cases.

Read and understand these instructions before beginning installation. The use of a tensioning tool for “band-it” type CV boot clamps is required for installation.

  1. Drain the front differential and remove the axle assembly per manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Remove both clamps from the inner CV joint. Slide the CV boot toward the outside of the axle shaft.
  3. Remove the axle shaft from the inner CV joint per manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any spring clips or snap rings. Remove the inner CV boot from the axle shaft. Do not discard.
  4. Replace/service the outer CV joint if applicable at this time.
  5. Carefully clean the inner CV joint and related parts.
  6. Slide the new high angle CV boot over the axle shaft.
  7. If the inner CV joint case is not round but “tulip” shape, perform this step. Cut the inner flange from the original CV boot. This is the part that the larger clamp was placed over. Slide this section of the boot over the CV joint case. The high angle CV boot will install directly on top of this piece where the clamp is installed.
  8. Assemble the CV joint per manufacturer’s instructions, be sure that all snap rings and spring clips are in their proper location. Use one pack of grease in the joint and another in the boot. It is very important to keep the larger sealing surface of the boot and CV joint case clean and dry.
  9. With the CV joint extended to its middle position, slide the high angle CV boot over the inner joint case and place directly on top of the section of original CV boot. Slide the outer flange (small) of the high angle boot over the axle shaft until it rests in its appropriate machined landing in the axle shaft.
  10. Slide the inner (larger) flange of the high angle boot along the inner CV joint case until the boot rests at a neutral position. Using a tensioning tool, install the provided CV boot clamps on each end of the high angle CV boot. Once each clamp is tensioned, stake the center of the hole with a hammer and punch and fold the clamp back over itself. Cut off the excess material.
  11. Ensure that the CV boot will hold firmly in position.
  12. Install the axle per manufacturer’s instructions and fill the differential with the proper lubricant.

12 Comments

  • Beldon says:

    Will this CV boot fit my 05 Toyota tundra?

    • Mike Caskey says:

      Yes, it will fit ’00-’06 Tundras. As mentioned in the product description, this boot will require modification to the original inner CV boot mounting flange on Tundra models.

  • Robert Ries says:

    Installed mine today. 1996 Tacoma with ADD (ah, the irony of that acronym…)

    So, it has the tulip-style inner joint cases. Cut the flange off the original boot (straight sheet-metal snips work very well for this). Set it back on the inner case and tried to stretch the new boot over it… Damn near impossible.

    Found an alternate procedure that seems to work well. Before installing new boot on axle, partially fold flange and install in the boot first. It should stick out about 1/8″ when seated correctly, but flush works as well. Install on axle, then install inner joint bearing assembly on axle. Pull boot back, fill with grease packet. Install axle per instructions/manual. Now fit the boot/flange onto the inner joint case.

    The next problem is that the included inner clamps are too short for this assembly. I’ve used zip-ties for a temp fix, but will be looking for some actual clamps tomorrow after work. I’d suggest sourcing some longer clamps and provide both, or offer it as an option, to cover all the possibilities.

    Last nit-pick, the instructions say to use 2 packs of grease per side, but my set only came with 3 packs total, not 4. Since my CV joints were almost brand new, I salvaged most of the grease in the original boots, and had plenty, but this needs to be closely monitored in the future.

    Over all, seems to be a pretty good product. I bought it because my CV axles, purchased 3K miles ago to go with a Toytec 3″ lift, tore the passenger-side boot last week, and the driver’s side was showing heavy wear, both from the bellows rubbing. Hopefully this fixes the issue, I’ll keep you posted.

    Sorry, I didn’t get pictures of anything in work, too busy, and too much grease splattered around to work a camera myself.

    • Mike Caskey says:

      Thank you for the thoughtful input. We recommend 1.5 packs of grease per side and have recently changed the instructions to reflect that. We will also strive to be sure adequate clamps are provided. It can be difficult to install the boots over the sealing portion of the original boot and we appreciate your ‘take’ on it!

  • Josh says:

    Do these boots work on the outters as well?

  • MATT says:

    WILL THIS FIT A 2005 Z71 CHEVY COLORADO?

  • Vincent says:

    Will these work (inner and outer) for an 09 toyota tacoma sport?

    • ORS says:

      Although the application has not fully been tested, they have worked on these inner joints thus far. Boot dimensions: 3.5″ ID and 1″ ID, about 6″ length. They can stretch quite a bit.

  • zach says:

    Would you happen to know if these will fit a 2002 dodge ram 1500?


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