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    Cvd boots. Any companies out there like GS Racing was?

    I'm tired of replacing the poorly made rubber boots on my traxxas cvd's and would like another option for the boots if possible. I can take my truck out one day and the boots are ok, then the next time one is cracked all around. So is there another company that makes dust boots that will fit? I remember GS Racing was the go to place for any silicone product but they're out of business.
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    Get MIP CVDs and use RDL boots.

    Or you don't need them.
    If it works, take it apart, and find out why.

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    Rubber and silicon boots just don't seem to last... In hot weather the Traxxas ones only seem to last 6 months and on other cars I've tried a generic rubber boot. But nothing would last.

    they are a good idea but they require way to much maintance/replacing for my liking. So in the end I removed them

    it just ment every 12 months the sliders would need a clean and a lube with a drying silicon spray

    i agree with DieHard, u really don't need them.
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    Ok thanks guys. Just said screw it and ripped off all of the remaining pieces. What kind of dry lube should I use? I always packed them full of grease when using the boots.
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    Just dabble some grease of any kind really. Car grease out of a grease gun works or it you have some lithium grease, that stuff's gold.
    If it works, take it apart, and find out why.

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    I use garage door lube in a aerosol can.... It's like silicon spray but it dries.

    When it dries, it's one of the only things known to man that partially repils dirt, protects from uv Rays and lubricates by microscopic particles of silicon... It's great stuff... Just keep it away from the tyres and rubber.

    i use it on all my cars... They get just as dirty, but Ben u go to clean it u will notice a massive difference.... The dirt and grime will just wipe/brush away.

    i highly recomend it especialy for light coloured chassis to prevent them from getting stained.
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    I wouldent use grease... even tho it's technically lubricating the axle/slider, it's very sticky so it creates more drag/resistance...
    but don't take my word do some testing...
    Remove the axles and try one with grease and one with nothing.

    u should find the greased one is harder to slide and will attract dirt
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    Well not grease where the axles go through the hub, just a little grease on the CVD joint. Use oil where it goes through the hub/bearings.
    If it works, take it apart, and find out why.

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    Ok thanks guys. I feel a lot better about running them without boots. I'll try the garage lube stuff and see what happens.
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