Put on the lift 2 weeks ago so I went under there to double check everything and there was grease all over the lower control arm. Looked closer and saw boot was cracked. So do I have to get a new cv shaft? They don't sell just the boot correct?
Just got this one in my truck last week.
Big axle nut comes off (36mm socket and a strong back) and 6 bolts on the flange end, remove the sway bar link and slide it out the bottom. New one goes in the reverse order, just make sure the splines in the hub are clean and slide freely or you'll driver yourself nuts trying to get the new one to go in.
You are able to get a boot kit from the Dealer with your VIN. As stated tho you do need a special tool for the clamps. If you have the tool and the time the boot kit is the cheaper way to go. If you want easier go with the shaft as your purchased.
Both ways are possible. If it has been cracked for a long time then a new shaft is the best because you never know what could have gotten in the open boot.