Swivel Hub Protection - 70 & 80 Series Toyota's

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 13:46
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Just came across this product which may be of interest to owners of 70 & 80 series Land Cruisers.
Seems to be obviously developed for the mining industry but for those of us who do desert or beach work they offer an increased level of protection to the front swivel wiper seals.
Relativelyly cheap and easy to fit.

No affiliation, just think its a good product.


CV Split Boots for Toyota 70 & 80 Series.

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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 14:35

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 14:35
hi john
interesting site
I thought the radiator upgrade would be a good investment also for anyone who is constantly towing in hot conditions it would allow the engine to run at a more realistic temp overall
also the brake and differential upgrades would make an LC better allround
but of course at a higher cost
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 14:51

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 14:51
Hi Maz
Yeah some good stuff produced by them.
I also like the grease system for CV joints, a good way to get grease deep into the joint.

I just realised that they are a part of the Multi Drive Group down in Geelong.
Multi Drive did Mick O's cut and extension and GVM work on his 79 Series.
A very innovative Aussie business :)

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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 15:09

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 15:09
I've had a set for awhile now but I haven't installed them as I'm concerned on the condensation build up and potential future problems.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 15:22

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 15:22
The grease film covering the swivel hub will more than likely negate any moisture issues plus the heat buildup would assist with evaporating any moisture.

I would think condensation concerns would be a lesser concern than the positive aspects of keeping sand etc out of the felt wiper etc.
The other thing you could do if worried about moisture is open them up once in awhile to air and keep an eye on what may be happening inside.

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 16:26

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 16:26
Hi John,
looks like they have several great products. I will certainly keep them in mind for my 79 Series. Thanks for the post...
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Follow Up By: allein m - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 17:52

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 17:52
so many extras to buy pity we cannot just buy a decent 4x4 that we do not have to spend $$$$ cash on them so we can take them off road

examples chips special exhausts suspension and so many other items

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 20:17

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 20:17
You probably could allein, but the cost would be so high that it would be uneconomical to produce.

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Reply By: Rockape - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 20:39

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 20:39
John,
they tried them where I worked years ago and found they were more hassle than they were worth.

Those vehicles were operating in pretty bad conditions and they didn't help. I have never had a problem with my swivel hubs on any vehicle. I just keep them clean and replace the wipers.
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Reply By: KevKim37 - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:00

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:00
I fitted a set to my HDJ79 before we left Cairns in Oct 2011 and had to screw the steering stops out further to stop the boots being squashed severely. This upset the full lock also and by the time we arrived in Tassie approx 7000kms the Boots had perished and were falling apart. All bitumen driving in very hot weather through outback QLD/NSW initially.
I thought they were a great idea but longevity is a problem as the rubber composition seems to be of poor quality. So back to original set up.

Cheers Kev.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:45

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:45
That's interesting, did you send them back?

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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:17

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:17
I reckon they'd last till about lunch time on day one with my mob!

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:50

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 22:50
I've seen a few 100 series CV boots speared through by a random stick.
Did think about their ability to survive in some conditions we experience.
Still for a hundred bucks they are not going to send anyone broke if they don't work.

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