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Anybody still having problems blowing or tearing boots? I have tried the dieselsite boots and tore them...stock ones have held up better but did blow and tear a few. I am now trying a set from Riff Raff diesel out of Oregon. We will see how they hold. Just wondering for those that have had problems and suggestions. I can blow/tear them with as little as 30PSI of boost. I am running the spartan most 210 and have tried 75 & 150 with the same luck. Seems to only happen when I pull my 40' toyhauler but leaves you stranded and it sucks.

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What was the most recent set of DieselSite boots that you tore? They have redesigned them and Bob is pretty good about standing behind his product. I bought his 6.4 boot kit at TS this year after shredding a boot make the 6% grade climb up to Monteagle, TN on the way to Bowling Green....with nothing behind the truck lol. I haven't had a single issue with them. He told me if I tore his boot to let him know, and he would send me a new set.

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I keep a set of the Riff Raff boots in the truck for whenever the stockers decide to blow.

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What was the most recent set of DieselSite boots that you tore? They have redesigned them and Bob is pretty good about standing behind his product. I bought his 6.4 boot kit at TS this year after shredding a boot make the 6% grade climb up to Monteagle, TN on the way to Bowling Green....with nothing behind the truck lol. I haven't had a single issue with them. He told me if I tore his boot to let him know, and he would send me a new set.
good to know, b/c I bought the old style boots off of gihanna6.4 wayy back when he got rid of his 6.4

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08stroker you are correct I did have an old style boot and Bob was very good and helpful. I have the Riff Raff boots on now so we will see how they hold up. If they fail maybe I will give Dieselsite another shot (FYI this is not a bag on Dieselsite products they have reinbursed me and stood behind their product) I just want to dam things to stay together! I have a truck on 37's and pull a good load but I never boost over 35-40psi and never run anything higher that than 210 setting. I seems like guys are much harder on their rig than me yet the boots keep tearing or blowing off. I have put a longer boot on the top hotside so I double clamp both top and bottom hot side now to try to reduce the boot from blowing off but I am thinking that one will tear again now???We shall see I guess. Is there anything that could be wrong with my truck that would cause mine to have more problems than others? Thanks again for the help!!!
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What was the most recent set of DieselSite boots that you tore? They have redesigned them and Bob is pretty good about standing behind his product. I bought his 6.4 boot kit at TS this year after shredding a boot make the 6% grade climb up to Monteagle, TN on the way to Bowling Green....with nothing behind the truck lol. I haven't had a single issue with them. He told me if I tore his boot to let him know, and he would send me a new set.
Is "blowing" or "tearing" a turbo boot very common?

I run the 250 as a daily driver and also use it for towing my 5th wheel (24' & 7,000#s) and sometimes double tow my bass boat (another 5,000 #s).

My truck is a 2010 model.
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Is "blowing" or "tearing" a turbo boot very common?

I run the 250 as a daily driver and also use it for towing my 5th wheel (24' & 7,000#s) and sometimes double tow my bass boat (another 5,000 #s).

My truck is a 2010 model.
I went 78,000 miles on my original stock ones. I hit the 6% grade, switched 2 lanes over, rolled in to the throttle, and BAM!!! It sounded like a shot gun went off and then came the thickest black smoke I have ever seen out of the tail pipe. It was RIDICULOUS

I probably hit 45-48 psi of boost when it happened.....and I have hit 55-56 psi before, so I am sure after 44,000 tuned miles my stock bottom side boot had enough of my abuse.

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I went 78,000 miles on my original stock ones. I hit the 6% grade, switched 2 lanes over, rolled in to the throttle, and BAM!!! It sounded like a shot gun went off and then came the thickest black smoke I have ever seen out of the tail pipe. It was RIDICULOUS

I probably hit 45-48 psi of boost when it happened.....and I have hit 55-56 psi before, so I am sure after 44,000 tuned miles my stock bottom side boot had enough of my abuse.
After they go BAM will the truck still run or are you dead in the water?

Is this something that can be fixed on the side of the road, if you have a set of boots with you?
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After they go BAM will the truck still run or are you dead in the water?

Is this something that can be fixed on the side of the road, if you have a set of boots with you?
It will run, but you have no boost, your EGT's are through the roof, and the truck looks like it is on fire because there is so much black smoke pouring out of the exhaust.

Yes, it is something you can do on the side of the road. As long as you keep tools and boots in your truck, you will be good to go.

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