9168 TR

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9168 TR    $274.00 + $95.00 core

Toyota Steel
OEM Toyota outer CV Boot,
Closest to OEM Toyota
Long lasting Plastic outer CV boot
Higher Angle Red Si inner Boot

Same Right and Left; takes 2

Description – 9168 TR

The Best axle for LIFTED Trucks – Moderate axle angles
Can help correct leaking inner boot due to lift.  

Best CV boot made.

Toyota OEM Steel
Quality Remanufactured by CVJ
Toyota OEM outer CV boot
Red Silicone Higher Angle Inner Boot, 
          Needs additional clearance of  +1” diameter, +1” length.
          Please check the clearance before ordering.

Ready to install – fully assembled and complete.
Nut and seals are not included.
These axles will ship within 2 business days.


Better than Part Store axles or Internet axles These are original Toyota or Lexus axles that have been completely Remanufactured by CVJ using the best aftermarket parts available.  You get Factory Original Toyota/Lexus steel and  design where it counts, and a much better price than new Factory Toyota/Lexus, and with CVJ reliability.  More info below.

The deposit or additional fee for the axle that is refunded when you return your Acceptable used axle (the core).

  • Only the Same Factory Original Toyota/Lexus used axle can be accepted.
  • The core must be rebuildable(most are) and have all the parts.
  • Cores should be returned within 30 days for full refund.
  • Link: More about CORES

Shipping   shipping and handling varies by zip code (see in cart)

  • We can also provide a return shipping label for returning your cores (this will increase your cost by the same cost as shipping to you).
    • Please request this in the comments on your order or by email.
    • We will charge your card the additional amount.
    • The shipper will email you the label or link.
    • Make sure your cores are the same Original Toyota/Lexus axles.
  • Please call us for shipping outside the USA and Canada.

Warranty – When used for offroad or in lifted or modified trucks there is no warranty.
If you have an issue, contact us, we will help to resolve it.

Questions?  – please email us or call.


  • ALL BOOTS – running at higher angles will decreasethe life of any boot (as well as the axle’s internal components).
  • Outer = wheel side
  • Inner = differential side
  • Lift = total combined lift from lift kits, shocks, spacers, adjustments, etc.

Neoprene Boots                     Least expensive – BETTER

  • Order Axle 9168R or 9168
  • Industry standard boot is neoprene.
  • Quality neoprene – CVJ sources better neoprene boots than most all aftermarket axles.
  • Outer boot ONLY:
    • Usually good up to 3″ lift.
    • 1-5 year life expectancy. Or less in environments with Salt, Mag. Chloride, Ozone, Extreme Weather, …
  • Inner boot:
    • 2-6 year life expectancy

90 day warranty on these boots on NON-MODIFIED vehicles only.

Original Toyota/Lexus Boots     Closest to Original Toyota/Lexus – BEST

  • Order Axle 9168TR or 9168T
  • Outer boot is Factory Original Toyota/Lexus Hytrel plastic
    • Tougher, more abrasion and chemical resistance.
    • Great for environments with Salt, Mag Chloride, Ozone, Extreme Weather
    • Outer boot is installed with special tools using Original Toyota or Lexus
    • Usually good up to 3″ lift. (Outer boot ONLY)
    • 5-10+ year life expectancy.
  • Inner boot is Original Equipment Toyota/Lexus neoprene.
    • NOT FOR LIFTED. (Inner boot ONLY)
    • 5-10 year life expectancy.

180 day warranty on these boots on NON-MODIFIED vehicles only.

Higher Angle Red Silicone INNER Boots                    MODERATE LIFT – GREAT

  • Order Axle 9168TR or 9168BR or 9168R
  • Proven custom solution for moderately lifted vehicles.
  • This boot is installed on the INNER joint (differential side).
  • This boot must be CHECKED and may need to be ADJUSTED (extra clamps are provided) after installation to work for your specific truck setup. Each truck, lift kit, shocks, etc. combination is unique and custom.  All axles with Red boots come pre-adjusted for the majority of trucks. However, the Red boot still needs to be checked and may need to be adjusted for your setup.   See instructions below.
  • For lifted vehicles the Red boot will last longer than neoprene.
  • The Red boot will help if your axles are running at higher angles (lifts, raised shocks, leveling kits, etc.) and your old inner boots are:
    • at moderately higher angles
    • are rubbing on themselves
    • have longer travel
  • This Custom Inner boot design has more convolutions (ribs) so it handles higher angles better.
  • The silicone material is better in extreme temperatures.
  • The Red boots are NOT designed for extreme axle angles (lifts over 3.5”)
  • The Red Silicone boots are clamped along the axle shaft and not in the original position.

No warranty on these boots.

  • CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE RED BOOT. With your truck at normal ride height before you re-install skid plates etc. (and using all normal precautions for working under a truck).  On axles with Red boots they come pre-adjusted for the majority of trucks. However, the Red boot still needs to be checked and may need to be adjusted for your setup.
    • CHECK for:
      • adequate clearance between the boot and all suspension/frame parts (½” ).
      • no boot ribs (convolutions) rubbing on themselves. Need 1/8” to ¼”  of clearance between the closest ribs.  Roll the truck tires ¼ turn and check again – repeat x3.
    • ADJUST the boot,
      • remove the small clamp and slide the boot so the ribs don’t touch.
      • You need 1/8” to ¼” of clearance between the closest ribs.
      • Don’t stretch the boot too far!
      • Re-clamp the boot with the extra clamps provided.

No warranty on these boots.

  • Blue Silicone outer CV boots       Between Neoprene & Original Toyota
    • Order Axle 9168BR – Red inner boot and Blue outer boot
    • Better than Neoprene but not as good as Original Equipment Toyota Hytrel plastic.
    • Silicone resists ozone and chemicals better than neoprene.
    • Resists weather checking better than neoprene.
  • No warranty on these boots.

? There are a few products that can help condition boots to help them last longer (especially neoprene). These products can be sprayed on boots periodically:

  • 303 UV Protectant Spray
  • Mclube Sailkote Spray
  • Silicone spray (CRC, Berryman, etc.)

CVJ properly and completely remanufactures Original Toyota and Lexus axles

  • We start with Original Equipment Toyota/Lexus Axle.
  • Stronger than new Chinese aftermarket axles.
  • Engineered much better than new Chinese aftermarket axles.
  • CVJ reliability – we do it properly – Every axle is completely:
    • disassembled,
    • cleaned & inspected,
    • out of tolerance parts are replaced,
    • parts are painted,
    • New Chrome Steel balls replace old ones,
    • American made High Moly grease is used,
    • New neoprene (or Upgraded) boots are used,
    • Stainless steel clamps on boots are pneumatically tensioned,
    • Dust shields are included,
    • Differential clip is checked,
    • Splines are chased and tested,
    • Threads are chased and tested,
    • Your axle is Packaged to arrive without damage).

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Additional information

Weight 23.5 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 7 × 5 in